Chelsea Pardini began as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in May 2023 and is contributing research to help inform wildand fire policy with the Climate and Energy Policy Program in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. She has her Ph.D. in economics and her current work will leverage her training in game theory, applied microeconomics, environmental and natural resource economics, and econometrics. Prior to joining Stanford, Chelsea worked as an Economic Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity in New York University School of Law.

Chelsea has published in fields including environmental, agricultural, and health economics. She is dedicated to producing policy-relevant research that supports environmental and social justice and amplifies the voices of marginalized communities. As a Tlingit woman, Chelsea is especially interested in doing research that supports Indigenous communities. In her primary dissertation chapter, she used game theory to highlight the coercion and some of its consequences for Indigenous peoples in settler colonial land exchange. Through her work, Chelsea hopes to inform evidence-based policies that promote equity and sustainability.

Professional Education

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, Economics (2021)
  • M.S., Washington State University, Applied Economics (2016)
  • B.A., Eastern Washington University, Economics with Mathematics (2015)
  • A.S., Sierra College, Social & Behavioral Sciences (2012)

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