Department of Economics

Katherine DiPasqua

  • Graduated: 2006
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant

Katherine DiPasqua(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics in 2006, is an administrative analyst for the County of Sonoma(opens in new window). While a student at Chico State Katherine was active in the Associated Students Women's Center. After graduation she enrolled in Mills College(opens in new window) where she earned her Master's in Public Policy in 2009. As part of her graduate thesis she conducted an award-winning Economic Impact Analysis of a Tax Increase on Alcohol in California. The analysis, which was published by Mills' Policy Journal in 2013, utilized price elasticity of demand to predict how a price increase on alcohol would impact sales and jobs within the alcohol industry.

In 2011 she began work as an analyst for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit(opens in new window) (SMART Train). She was promoted to senior administrative analyst in 2016. In 2018 Katherine began working for the County of Sonoma.

In a recent email, Katherine stated that, "My degree in economics provided me with a solid foundation in quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving, which has helped me immensely in both post-graduate work and in my career." (Last Updated 8/5/19)

Portrait of Katherine DiPasqua