Ásta holds a BSc degree in Economics and MS degree in Financial Economics from the University of Iceland. A matriculation exam was completed by the University of Iceland Natural Sciences Course. Ásta worked as an economist in the analysis of Íslandsbanki between 2009 and 2017. Prior to that, she worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2003-2007. Ásta will conduct work on economical analysis of the operating environment of the fisheries industry.