BioBilal Asad is a Research Assistant and has been working at AidData for the past year. He is primarily responsible for geocoding, arbitration and activity coding. Bilal moved to the U.S. from Pakistan two years ago and is currently a junior at the College of William & Mary. He studies Finance and Economics and has a strong interest in international development and economic convergence. This past summer, he interned at the Sungi Development Foundation working in the war torn province of KPK in Pakistan. At Sungi, he worked with their research and evaluation wing and worked on projects related to development through community participation and food security programs.