Chelsea Pardini is an economic fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity. She holds her Ph.D. in economics from Washington State University (WSU), where she previously received her M.S. in applied economics. Throughout her graduate studies, she worked as an instructor and research assistant while serving as a Graduate and Professional Student Association senator, as well as vice president and then president of the School of Economic Sciences Graduate Student Association. The WSU School of Economic Sciences awarded her the 2020 Excellence in Research scholarship and the WSU Association for Faculty Women honored her with the Harriet B. Rigas Outstanding Woman in Doctoral Studies Award.
Prior to graduate studies, she assisted Dr. Germán M. Izón with health economics research at Eastern Washington University (EWU). From EWU, she graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in economics with a concentration in mathematics.
Through her scholarship and teaching, she emphasizes critical thought and centers Indigenous peoples in rejection of their dominant erasure from economic theory and policy evaluation. She will continue her work in environmental, natural resource, and health economics maintaining a special focus on the intersectional issues of environmental and social justice.
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