David Gracia is a current master’s student at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He will be graduating in May 2021 with both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Financial Economics. David has had over 2 years of experience researching a wide variety of economic-related topics at the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University. David’s academic career has been filled with different leadership roles where he has gained not only effective leadership skills but has enhanced his social skills, time management and his ability to be flexible. David is inspired daily by his parents who raised him to make the world a better place. His hobbies include playing sports, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and reading or studying at coffee shops. Originally David is from Harlingen, Texas after which he moved to College Station to become a first-generation college student and now a lifelong Texas Aggie.