Karla Zendejas is a fourth-year student at the University of Rochester majoring in Economics with a minor in the Environmental Humanities. She is originally from Brownsville, TX but spent a lot of her time growing up on the other side of the border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Karla has experience being a head teaching assistant for an environmental economics course and a teaching assistant for an introduction to economics course at her university. Additionally, she is a research assistant in Dr. Elaine Hill's Health & Environmental Economics Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is interested in health economics and public policy and hopes that her participation in the AEASP will help her to develop the skills necessary to succeed in an economics graduate school program. Outside of the classroom, Karla enjoys public speaking, playing classical guitar, and going for walks.