Nisha Krishnan is a Doctoral Candidate at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation focuses on deepening our understandings of household level vulnerability and resilience to climate change and its implications for international development policy and practice. Her other research spans the breadth of climate change and its implications for human security (Climate Change and African Political Stability), the politics of climate change policies, tracking, measuring, and evaluating foreign aid effectiveness and policies, and complex emergencies and political stability (the Program on Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia). Prior returning to graduate school, she worked on the Global Adaptation Atlas at Resources for the Future (RFF), conducted vulnerability assessments in Central and West Asia, and designed guidance on climate change adaptation strategies for USAID. She has written on several topics, including assessing vulnerability to climate change in Africa, security implications of climate change policy in Asia and the Pacific, and monitoring and tracking systems for adaptation and disaster-related aid. She holds a M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College.