Amber Lozano
Bio

Amber Lozano is from Los Angeles, CA and graduated with her bachelor's degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics from Boston University in 2017. As an undergraduate, Amber volunteered as a peer health educator in under-resourced high schools to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. She also worked closely with Boston community centers to support youth in their exploration of STEM topics. Amber spent a summer abroad in Accra, Ghana where she studied determinants of health and global health inequities. There, she worked with the SOS Children's Village, an NGO that takes care of children that have lost or are at risk of losing their parents, to document the challenges facing the institution. She also led educational campaigns on malaria prevention for elementary-aged students in the SOS Village. After graduating, Amber returned to Los Angeles where she worked in a translational research laboratory studying the biology of cancer metastasis, with an emphasis on the model of prostate cancer. Most recently, Amber has worked as a genetic counseling assistant in cancer genetics clinics in the Los Angeles County area. In her spare time, she volunteers as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line and as an advocate with the All-Options Pregnancy Talkline. Amber is committed to becoming a genetic counselor with the purpose of using her knowledge and resources to reduce health disparities and to raise awareness of genetic services in underserved and underrepresented communities. She is excited to work towards her goals as a member of the UCLA community.