Shirin Barol is a graduate of Harvard University's Master in Design Studies and University of Toronto's Master in Urban Planning. During the last couple of years, her research has been focused on the relationship of development institutions, infrastructure building and everyday life, the political economy of development strategies through urban metabolism and territorial restructuring, and, identifying new models of partnership between market, state and civil society through novel technological systems. Shirin is now a PhD candidate atThe Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2016, she became the associate director of research and development at TUIC. Besides, she played significant roles in projects like IF Water Symposium.