Siranush has joined the True Cost Initiative at TMG as Data Research Associate for the PLAN’EAT Project. She holds an MA degree in political economy from the University of Kassel and is enrolled as a doctoral student at the MLU in Halle (Saale) analyzing distributional aspects of agricultural subsidies. Prior to joining TMG she worked at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) as a research associate studying the political economic aspects of the Russian agricultural policy. She previously worked at the Trade and Markets Division of UN FAO, where she gained an international experience in various agricultural trade and policy related issues. She has passion for research, quantitative policy analysis and data analytics, but also for traveling, international cuisine, and skiing.