Tala Ahmadi is a fourth-year UCLA student studying International Development and African and Middle Eastern Studies. She spent her junior year studying abroad in Accra, Ghana, where she came to understand world economics better. One day she hopes to return to Africa and focus on combining effective development with meaningful work. She currently interns for Strategic Impact Advisors, a global consulting firm concentrating on financial inclusion and digital technology. Tala enjoys talking politics and/while eating cheese.