Emilie Bagby, from the US, is a PhD student in Economics. She received her Master’s in Economics also from UIUC. In her undergraduate degree she double-majored in Economics and Engineering, with a minor in French. She has received Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, and she has co-authored a chapter with Prof. Elizabeth Powers on “Poverty and Inequality in Illinois.” She spent two summers in Ecuador conducting research and is currently in Burkina Faso to collect household survey data for her fieldwork, and thus is unable to be here today. She hopes to combine her Latin American research with her research in Burkina Faso to help inform health and education policy in developing countries.