BA in Economics, University College Roosevelt; MA in Economics, New York University

Faculty Supervisor: Eyal Frank

Sara Gerstner is a pre-doctoral fellow at EPIC. Originally from Amsterdam, Sara received her BA in Economics at University College Roosevelt, a small liberal arts college in the Netherlands, followed by an MA in Economics at New York University. During grad school, Sara worked as a remote part-time research assistant for Dr. Milena Almagro at UChicago Booth. Now at EPIC, she will be working with Dr. Eyal Frank, assistant professor at Harris, on assessing the economic costs associated with a loss of biodiversity.

“I came to EPIC because it would allow me to combine my work with my passion: economics and the environment. In the future, I am particularly interested in studying the economic, health, and environmental consequences of animal agriculture. I believe working at EPIC will equip me with the right tools and interdisciplinary knowledge to be able to make a difference in shifting consumption away from animal products and towards more plant-based alternatives.”