About me

I am a second-year PhD student in Consumer Behavior and Family Economics at the School of Human Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. My expected graduation is in May 2025. My research interests are related to research of poverty, risky behavior, and health.

I am a citizen of Finland, now a permanent resident in the United States.

I graduated with my Masters in International Public Affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison in 2021. Prior to Madison, I completed my BA in Political Science and Global Studies at Winona State University in Minnesota.


Luosta, Lauri. 2022. “Gun Culture Limits Our Right to Life” Wisconsin State Journal, July 24, 2022. https://madison.com/opinion/letters/gun-culture-limits-our-right-to-life----lauri-luosta/article_0342f27c- 1a07-5c1d-8c75-3eabd72d3e3e.html

Luosta, Lauri. 2018. “Debating Is a Horrible Way to Discuss Politics.” Winona Daily News, February 22, 2018. https://www.winonadailynews.com/news/opinion/columnists/local/lauri-luosta-debating-is-a-horrible-way-to-discuss-politics/article_ada23e6c-6690-5637-9a3d-0130725ead18.html.