Bhargavi Ganesh is a research assistant in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Before joining Urban, she interned in finance and worked on research, underwriting, and surveillance of housing finance investments. She received a BA with honors in economics and a minor in math and environmental studies from New York University. While there, Ganesh was a staff writer and online codirector for news and policy-related student publications. For her senior thesis, she received an undergraduate research grant to study catastrophe risk perception and flood insurance reform along the East Coast.