Karla Arroyo was born in Tabasco, México I currently lives and studies in Mérida, Yucatán, México. She is an undergrad student at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, and this is the last semester of her senior year. Her major is biotechnology engineering, and her thesis is about Rickettsioses. She is interested in the Indiana University Public Health Entomology Access program (PHEAP), because it merges the two subjects that she has been working on this last year: public health and Rickettsioses. She hopes PHEAP will help her to understand better how these two things complement each other. Her career goals are to finish her thesis about rickettsia and a master's and a Ph.D. about vector-borne diseases or some other infectious diseases that need further investigation in México. A fun fact about her is that she loves reading novels about any topic, and sometimes she get so caught up that she is distracted from her work.