Sidi Cheng is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Public Policy and Administration program at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in Business from The Ohio State University (OSU). She previously worked as a research assistant at the Michigan Population Studies Center, where she assisted in examining how exposure to Cyclone Idai affected the education decisions of households in Mozambique. Prior to that position, she was a research assistant of the Institute for Population Research at OSU and assisted in exploring the relationship between resident and government finance in the U.S. Her research interests include disaster management, regional economic development, and program evaluation.