Department of Economics

Ashley Bea Rodondi

  • Graduated: 2014
  • Field: Technology

Ashley Bea Rodondi(opens in new window), who graduated in 2014 as the Outstanding Environmental Economics Student with a BA in Economics and a minor in Ethics, Justice and Policy Studies, is a Cybersecurity Analyst for the Walt Disney Company(opens in new window)

When Ashley graduated she left Chico to pursue her goal of a career in pharmacy. After taking classes at Pacific University(opens in new window) and interning with Rite Aid(opens in new window), Ashley decided to enroll at the University of Montana(opens in new window) in 2016. In 2018 she completed a double Masters in Business Administration and Business Analytics with certificates in Entertainment Management(opens in new window), Entrepreneurship and Small Business(opens in new window), and Cybersecurity(opens in new window)

While working on her graduate degree and certificates, Ashley partnered with Paramount Pictures(opens in new window) to complete her thesis project in Missoula, Montana. She used regression analysis and other statistical techniques to determine the variables that are associated with box office success. During Ashley’s last year she consulted as an Analyst for numerous companies including ALPS Lawyers Malpractice Insurance(opens in new window), Wedge Community Co-op(opens in new window), Golf Headquarters(opens in new window), Ecology Project International(opens in new window), and Golden Helix(opens in new window)

“Economics has helped my career by giving me a foundation of knowledge to analyze and understand economic trends and impacts on an industry level,” she stated in a recent email.  Ashley uses data to monitor economic trends and build forecasting models for a wide variety of issues.  (Last Updated 8/8/18)