Murali Mallikarjunan is a Research and Policy Manager with the RISE India team and J-PAL South Asia. He works on the Tamil Nadu Early Childhood Education project and the Rajasthan Hybrid Learning project. He also supports evidence-based policy-making and scale-up activities with the State Government of Tamil Nadu(GoTN). Before joining J-PAL, he was the Director-Curriculum at Bhumi, a non-profit volunteer organisation, and a Teach For India Fellow prior to that. His interests lie in education. He holds a Masters in Education, International Education Policy, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.