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Astrid Pedersen

BS in Economics


Combining a passion for social justice and a solid foundation in economics, Astrid Pedersen’s  journey at Northeastern included a summer at the London School of Economics, a co-op at JPAL, and co-founding a student group to address the issues of under representation of women in the economics profession. In  Spring of 2020,  Astrid and a team of students researched the lifecycle impact of disposable coffee cups. This  project, now to be a published paper in a special issue of Sustainability, is the outcome of a project for Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan’s Economics of Sustainability course where a lifecycle approach to decision-making was incorporated in surveying consumer preferences. Astrid was awarded with a Economics Experiential Award in May of 2020 by the Department of Economics.  

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Astrid’s Path

A friend and I started a Women in Economics student organization, due to the gender disparity in the field, which has been received warmly throughout the department.

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