Hema Shah is a third year undergraduate at the University of Virginia double majoring in mathematics and economics. Her hometown is Chesapeake, Virginia, although her family is originally from India. Hema currently works as a research assistant in the department of economics and plans to pursue a PhD in economics after graduation. She is strongly interested in the field of development economics, and she hopes to pursue a career in academia to study economic interventions in developing countries. Hema’s current research focuses on aspects of corruption in the developing world and she is excited to use her knowledge of development economics to implement effective programs through IYFABW.