Thomas Dreesen was a Research Manager at EPoD India where he worked on the Female Bank Accounts (FBA) project and the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) project. Prior to joining EPoD in 2015, he worked as a Senior Research Associate for J-PAL South Asia in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh studying financial inclusion, and as a Visiting Researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh studying the impact of early life environmental shocks on later life human capital outcomes. Thomas holds a M.S. in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University.