A native of Chelsea, Massachusetts and a resident of Cabot House, Karla is a History and Literature concentrator. Karla is excited to be one of the chairs of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity and hopes to use her role to start a greater dialogue at Harvard and beyond about the importance of race and politics. In particular, she is interested in how different policies affect black and brown people in the United States and how these communities get involved in the political process. The daughter of two immigrants from Honduras, Karla is extremely passionate about immigration reform in the U.S. Outside of her position at the Institute of Politics, Karla is a Peer Advising Fellow and enjoys running and photography. She can usually be found in Cabot House eating cheese and watching the Pats.