Zofie Christian is an incoming first-year at the University of Chicago, where she plans to major in economics. During high school, Christian took advanced Spanish classes at Saint Louis University, alongside classes in women’s and gender studies, political science, and sociology. This led her to work as a research assistant for Liz Chiarello, where she worked on generating an important data set that looked at the role institutions play in prescription drug abuse. Christian decided to join the RAC AEP6 Research Team as a way to combine both her interest in economics and desire to conduct research. She hopes that her work on the Arts and Economic Prosperity Study 6 team will contribute to a better understanding of the impact that the arts has on the regional St. Louis economy.
In addition to her work at RAC, she currently works as the Summer Facilities Manager at the Clay School Community Resource Hub in Hyde Park, Saint Louis. In her free time, Christian loves playing violin, running, making pottery, and reading (she hopes to continue all her hobbies in college!). While she isn’t quite sure where life after college will take her, it will definitely involve graduate school (and maybe becoming the next Janet Yellen).