My name is James Hidalgo, and I am a senior studying Economics with a minor in mathematics in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. In the field of economics, I enjoy learning about international trade, macroeconomics, currency exchange, and labor economics. Outside of school, I enjoy reading about various economics and finance topics, playing soccer and basketball, traveling, and helping my community through service. I am proud to be a participant in this program and meet others with similar goals and ambitions. Ultimately, I hope to continue my education and earn a PhD in economics with a concentration in international trade or labor economics.