Department of Economics

Erika Ryan

  • Graduated: 2014
  • Field: Technology

Erika Ryan(opens in new window), who received her BA with an Option in International Economics in 2014, was also the outstanding international economics student of the year. She works in Vehicle Operations for the Self-Driving Car Project(opens in new window) at Google where she monitors software systems and provides engineers with the data she collects.

During her last year at Chico State Erika was a senior research assistant for the Center for Economic Development(opens in new window) (CED). In this position Erika collected and entered data for the county Economic and Demographic Profile Series. She also helped small businesses with research and she wrote grant proposals, primarily for green initiatives. While at the CED Erika co-authored “Montague Airport Financial Analysis,” a study presented at the IMPlAN(opens in new window) Users Conference in Madison, Wisconsin in April, 2014.

Erika took classes at the KEDGE Business School(opens in new window) during the fall semester of 2012 while she participated in Study Abroad. Erika also worked as a peer advisor for Chico State’s Study Abroad Office and as a student assistant for the Political Science Department.