Gassia Assadourian is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics, where she earned a Master's degree in International Political Economy. Her areas of interest encompass economic development, globalization and global financial regulation. She is also a passionate human rights advocate and has been involved in raising awareness of women's rights issues in Armenia, specifically on maternal health and domestic violence. Gassia holds a B.A. summa cum laude in economics and political science from Rutgers University-Newark.