Public Policy Program (’04)
Asta is an experienced Finance professional. She started her career as economist in the Fiscal Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance in Lithuania in 1998, where she put to use the training on micro-simulation modelling techniques she received at the Harvard Institute for International Development.
After finishing her Master of Public Policy degree at GRIPS in 2004, Asta worked as an independent fiscal policy and modelling consultant at the World Bank and European Union projects in several countries in Europe. After a brief stint in the private sector, Asta joined the United Nations World Food Programme headquarters in Rome in 2009 where she has held numerous positions and was recently appointed Internal Auditor at the Office of Inspector General.
The UN World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2020.