Women in Economics

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The goal of the Women in Economics (WiE) organization is to support women, non-binary, and underrepresented minority students pursuing a degree in economics  and to introduce more undergraduates to the field. To do so, we showcase the wide variety of fields and opportunities in economics; bring together undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty; and host events that celebrate the achievements of  women in the discipline. We are dedicated to building a broad, supportive, and engaged community within the department.

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Caroline Benedetti
Marketing Director

Caroline is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College majoring in Economics and Humanities. When she is not working for WiE, she works as a Tobin Research Assistant for the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and as a college aide for JE. Caroline also volunteers as a curriculum director for Code Haven, an organization dedicated to making computer science more accessible to younger students in the New Haven community. In her free time, she loves reading, watercolor painting, and playing with her friends’ animals. She is from Midlothian, Virginia.

Rosemary Chen
Events Chair

Rosemary is a sophomore in Benjamin Franklin College from Shanghai, China. At Yale, she is a prospective Economics and History double major with particular interests in development and the history of economic thought. Outside of WiE, she is involved with the Yale Historical Review and the Dwight Hall SRI Fund. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, baking, growing plants and making various kinds of bubble tea!

Lindsay Chia
WiE Treasurer

Lindsay is a senior in Berkeley College majoring in Economics and pursuing a Certificate of Advanced Language in French. She is from Windsor, Ontario and is on the Varsity Gymnastics team. She loves to read and binge Netflix in her spare time and is passionate about promoting minority presence in Economics.

Astri Doub

Astri is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College from Baltimore, Maryland. At Yale, she is interested in studying government social services for adults with intellectual disabilities through an Economic lens. Outside of WiE, she is a member of Yale University Diversified Investments and leads the disability sibling support group within Disability Empowerment for Yale.

Hannah Ji
WiE Events Chair

Hannah is a junior double majoring in Economics & Math and Political Science, with a certificate in Programming. Outside of WiE, she works as a research assistant in the Economics Department and Yale Law School, is involved in the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, and plays in the Davenport Pops Orchestra. Originally from Los Angeles, you can find her either outside on a new hiking trail, or cooped up in a practice room on the piano.

Tiana Luo
Outreach Chair

Tiana, from Chicago, is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles College and thinking of adding humanities to her econ major. She works as a middle school mentor in the J-Z Amp program, is outreach co-lead at Christian Union Lux, volunteers at Bridges of Hope, and is an alto in the Yale Gospel Choir. When she’s not doing those things, Tiana’s favorite hobby is reading, and her favorite authors are Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

Nicole Zhen
WiE Co-President

Nicole is a senior in Silliman College majoring in economics and mathematics. Outside of WiE, she serves as a peer tutor for introductory microeconomics and has been involved with the Yale Globalist. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing, hiking, and watching movies. She is from Portland, Oregon.

Rachel Zheng
WiE Co-President

Rachel is a senior in Berkeley College majoring in Economics and Mathematics. In addition to WiE, she also works with the Light Fellowship on the Student Advisory Council and as a math ULA. She is from San Francisco, California and loves to bake cookies and try new foods in her free time.

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If you have questions about our organization, economics at Yale, or how to get involved, feel free to reach out to our co-presidents, Rachel and Nicole, or to our social media (below). We’d love to hear from you!

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Celebrating Women in Economics

A virtual event presented by the Women in Economics featured a history of women in Economics at Yale, senior thesis presentations, and a keynote speech by SOM Prof. Judith Chevalier. Panel Guests included Prof. Ebonya Washington and Ph.D. students Yoko Okuyama and Pengpeng Xiao.