Research Associates

Emily Hayes

Emily J. Hayes (Oxenford) joined ASA for the academic year 2010-2011, and earned her Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) degree from the Information School at the University of Washington in 2011. Emily works as a management consultant at Seattle-based assurance and consulting firm Moss Adams LLP. Emily contributed eight of the research notes in the first volume of Reflections on Risk, and has since edited and compiled subsequent volumes. She currently edits the ASA News & Notes monthly newsletter.

Former Research Associates

Other former ASA Research Associates provided valuable contributions to the firm while enhancing their educational credentials. The ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation established a Research Associate internship program with the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program at the Information School at the University of Washington (UW) in the fall of 2009 that ran until the spring of 2014.

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Divya Yadav joined ASA as a Research Associate for the 2013-2014 academic year. She received her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, and her MSIM degree from UW in 2014. She subsequently accepted a position with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.



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Devin Luco joined ASA as a Research Associate for the 2012-2013 academic year. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at UW, with an emphasis on accounting and finance. He received his MSIM degree from UW in 2014, and subsequently accepted a position with Accenture.


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Andrew Hansen joined ASA as a Research Associate for the 2011-2012 academic year. He compiled the 22 research notes that are part of the first volume of ASA’s 2012 compilation publication, Reflections on Risk. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Utah, and earned his MSIM from UW in 2012. Andrew subsequently accepted a position as at content management firm in Seattle, Washington.


Shirish K. Munshi

Shirish K. Munshi joined ASA for a summer internship in June 2010, and authored several research notes. He produced three issues of the ASA newsletter and completed focused research for ASA clients. He earned his degree in engineering and IT from the University of Mumbai. He received his MSIM degree from UW in the 2011, and subsequently accepted a position with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


Akshay Bhagwatwar

Akshay Bhagwatwar joined ASA in the fall of 2009 as the first Research Associate. Akshay published several research notes, and designed and launched the ASA newsletter in the fall of 2010. Akshay received his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, majoring in IT. He received his MSIM from UW in 2010.


Lauren Du Graf

Lauren Du Graf worked closely with Annie Searle and the web-design team in 2009 to prepare content for the launch of anniesearle.com and architect the services of the company. She holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.