Sahara is a member of IAL’s Centre for Research in Work & Learning. She holds a Masters in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2012. Her research interests pertain to the employability of workers amidst the changing nature of work. She has worked on a comprehensive study of the learning and development of non-permanent workers in Singapore, and is currently working on a comparative research study on the understanding of talent in a rising Asia.   Prior to joining IAL in 2014, Sahara worked in a number of government agencies, including the Ministry of Education, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research  where she served in a range of portfolios that included corporate communications, and policy planning.