Ximena Mercado Garcia

MIT Department: Economics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Olken
Research Supervisors: Sarah Kopper, Jack Cavanagh, Anupama Dathan
Undergraduate Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Hometown: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Website: LinkedIn

I am a rising senior from Mexico, majoring in economics and mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am passionate about development, education, and public policy evaluation, and I have a strong sense of social responsibility. One of my main career goals is conducting policy-relevant research that could improve social mobility in Latin America. Before pursuing a Ph.D. in economics, I want to join a predoctoral fellowship program to be better prepared as a researcher. Some of my hobbies include doing zumba, watching anime, hanging out with my friends, and playing basketball!