Ben Safran is currently a Junior Professional Associate with the South Asia Human Development Unit. His work has focused on education in Pakistan. He is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in mathematical economics. His senior thesis, titled “The Mathematics of Beauty: The Divine Proportion’s effect on Facial Attractiveness” examined the effects of modifying one’s appearance to be in “Golden Ratio” on their perceived beauty (and found preference for inherent proportionality – or natural beauty.) Ben was born and raised in Washington DC and is an avid soccer player.