Andrea Rizvi has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning Program from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University, New York. Her research focuses on the practice of infrastructure provision in developing countries. Her doctoral research explored the impact of different types of planning process on project outcomes, drawing on case studies of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) implementation in India. Prior to embarking on her doctorate, she worked at the World Bank where she managed programs to deliver infrastructure services in poor urban and rural settlements. She has over 15 years of experience as both a project manager and design practitioner in Australia, United Kingdom, South America and Eastern Europe. She holds Masters Degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Technology and Policy (MSc.) and Environmental Engineering (MSc.) as well as an Honors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia.