Rebecca Ray is pre-doctoral fellow at the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University. She is a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research examines development strategies in Latin America, and the impact of international finance on domestic labor markets, living standards, and environmental sustainability. Prior to beginning her studies at UMass, she served as a research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.A. in International Development from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. During the course of her academic fieldwork, she has served as an advisor to the Partnership for Food Industry Development in Managua, Nicaragua, and the Institute for Sustainability Education and Action on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.