Angelica is a first-generation college student from Hawthorne, California. She attended El Camino College, transferred to UCI, and graduated with her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in 2015. During her undergraduate education, she volunteered as a Spanish translator at the Lestonnac Free Clinic in Orange, CA and discovered her passion for patient care in underserved communities. After graduation, she advocated for the underrepresented community in STEM through her work with Emerging Leaders and Scholars in STEM Academy. She also became certified as a Domestic Violence Advocate through the Women's Shelter of Long Beach and began volunteering at Su Casa, Ending Domestic Violence. She was accepted to Columbia University’s Pre-Genetic Counselor Experiential Practicum where she fell in love with genetics. In 2022, she joined the Providence Genomics team as a genetic counseling assistant at Saint John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica. Angelica has enjoyed working closely with patients, genetic counselors, the breast center, and the cancer center. She is looking forward to rotating in diverse clinical settings at UCLA and is thrilled to grow within the amazing field of genomics. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, watching the sunset, and catching dinner with her loved ones.