Richard Sambasivam is a Washington, D.C.-based public policy professional whose first love was history. He has conducted economic research on the U.S. economy, financial markets, and spillovers to foreign countries. He has visited South India numerous times and is currently researching the history of Mysore to learn more about geopolitics and his roots—and to write a musical. He also writes on current affairs, economics, and politics, as well as fiction. Richard has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA.