Zohra Ansari-Thomas

Office Address: 

216 McNeil

Ph.D. Student, Demography, University of Pennsylvania

M.P.H., Epidemology, George Washington University, 2018
B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2014

Entered Program: 
2019
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Emilio Alberto Parrado

Zohra Ansari-Thomas is a second-year PhD student in demography and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests broadly are in family formation, migration, fertility, and labor market outcomes. Zohra’s current work examines the relationship between migration, union formation, and union dissolution, as well as the effects of household composition on female labor force participation. She is also pursuing a dual master’s degree in statistics from the Wharton School at Penn. Prior to starting at Penn, Zohra worked as a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, where her worked focused on sexual and reproductive health among immigrant populations and adolescents in the U.S. While working at Guttmacher, Zohra completed a Master of Public Health in epidemiology at the George Washington University, where her research focused on sexual activity, contraceptive use, and sexual violence among high school students in the U.S. She also holds a BA in economics and environmental studies from Oberlin College.