Astghik graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.A. in Economics from Yerevan State University (YSU) in 2010. She has Master degrees in Economics and Business Administration from YSU and International School of Economics at TSU (ISET). Before joining the Ph.D. program at Notre Dame, Astghik worked 4 years in the Economic Research department of Central Bank of Armenia. Her fields of interest are macroeconomics and development.