Nallely Mejia is a doctoral student in sociology at UC Berkeley. She holds a BA in international studies and sociology from American University in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include wealth and household finances, social mobility, and health disparities among Latino families in the U.S. For her master’s thesis, she looked at the interplay between gender roles and household food choices among Mexican immigrant couples in the San Francisco Bay Area. For her dissertation, Mejia examines how first-generation immigrant parents and their U.S.-born adult children navigate and create wealth in San Joaquin County, CA amid unique social and cultural tensions. After graduation, Nallely hopes to teach at the university level in the U.S. or abroad. Nallely grew up in Brooklyn, New York and St. Louis, Missouri. She enjoys painting, riding her electric bike, and going on walks with her toy poodle, Osito.