Alma is a proud first-gen UCLA graduate born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. While studying International Development and Latin American Studies, her passion for public health advocacy in the international sphere grew to also include her community. Through her studies, she realized that systemic issues involving race and poverty primarily impact people of color.
With this newfound knowledge, Alma began to become a catalyst for change by investing in the community that raised her. She became the Project Director for [FITTED], a program at UCLA that provides health and fitness resources to low-income students of color with the goal of positively transforming their lifestyles. Alma is a strong believer that through empowering Black and Brown youth, we will have a stronger community and future.
Fun Fact: Apart from speaking English and Spanish, Alma also speaks Portuguese.