Carla Villafane is a third-year B.A. candidate at Columbia College studying Political Science and Public Health. Carla is a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico and her background has shaped her interests in postcolonial development, global health inequalities, and American and European Imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has previously interned at Kasirer LLC, a top government relations firm in NYC, and worked as a Law Clerk in Puerto Rico. At Columbia, Carla is the President of the Puerto Rican Student Association, an undergraduate representative at the Institute for Latin American Studies, and is involved with CIRCA, the New Student Orientation Program, and Students for Sanctuary. She is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in French.