Daniela Muhaj

Daniela is the inaugural Associate Director for Research and Technology Initiatives at Georgetown University, where she leads efforts in innovative research and technology to shape global business practices, with a focus on business for good. 

Additionally, she serves as the Chair of the Global Fellows Program for AI 2030, an organization dedicated to the responsible and ethical development of artificial intelligence. She is also a research affiliate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), conducting research on trends in emerging technologies and their impact on productivity, economic growth, and shared prosperity.

With a decade of experience in applied economic research, impact evaluations, and development policy across various institutions, geographies, and stakeholders, Daniela has built a multifaceted career. She has held positions at the Central Bank of Slovenia, the International Monetary Fund, Harvard University’s Center for International Development, MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and most recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

As a Senior Manager at AWS, she led the original research portfolio on the environmental, social, and economic impacts of cloud computing services and infrastructure. Before joining AWS, she was a Policy and Research Manager at J-PAL at MIT, focusing on role of the private sector in economic development. Her notable achievements include being selected as a G20 Young Global Changer in 2019, contributing to the Berlin Global Solutions Summit, and presenting research on economic inequality at a G20 Tokyo event.

Daniela earned her Master’s in International Economics and Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She also holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Baldwin Wallace University, graduating summa cum laude.