Pukitta is an Economist in the Seattle office. She joined Keystone in 2022 after receiving a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on environmental economics. Her graduate research explores how domestic and international waste trade shapes the spatial distribution of economic benefits and environmental costs. Pukitta is passionate about promoting gender equality. She wants to help create a community in which women can thrive, particularly those who face the challenge of balancing between motherhood and career. She believes that Keystone is the right place to be to accomplish these goals while also having the opportunity to tackle challenging problems that shape the frontier of our economy.
Pukitta is originally from Thailand and has also lived in Japan and Costa Rica. She holds an B.A. in Economics from Macalester College. In her free time, Pukitta enjoys weight training, bouldering, and examining trees.