Carla is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She completed her Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Harvard University in 2018. Her doctoral research focused on the development of methods that leverage functional annotations and multiethnic data to improve polygenic risk prediction. Carla holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). After college, she worked at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN) in Mexico and did a research stay at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where she worked on GWAS for metabolic traits including type 2 diabetes in Mexican populations, the latter as part of the SIGMA T2D consortium. Her involvement in educational projects includes being co-director of Clubes de Ciencia Mexico, which is a nonprofit organization that aims to increase access to high-quality science education in Latin America, and as a teaching fellow of the Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER).