Karla Bonilla, is a 24-year-old graduate student from Southern California. She graduated from the University of California Riverside in 2019, where she studied Political Science/International Affairs and History. During Karla's undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Greece and Italy; worked as a university tutor, participated in a research lab studying bilingualism and more. Thereafter, she served as an AmeriCorps member for one year before returning to school. Currently, Karla is enrolled in the MPIA degree program at the University of Pittsburgh (with a focus in Human Security) and hope to one day embark on a career working as a researcher for a non-profit organization. She is Salvadoran-American and speaks both English and Spanish, and a little French.