Usman is the Deputy Program Manager for the PAL Network Secretariat. Usman joined the PAL Network Secretariat in January 2017 and is responsible for ensuring data quality throughout the network, overseeing the PAL Fellows Research program, supporting the Data and Design Working Group, and deputizing for the Program Manager. Prior to joining the PAL Secretariat, Usman was based in Lahore, Pakistan for eight years as a Data Analyst for ASER Pakistan. Usman was selected as the inaugural Fellow in the PAL Network young professional’s Fellowship program from January to June 2016. Usman holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the National College of Business Administration & Economics in Lahore, Pakistan.