Christina Chica hails from Los Angeles. She majored in sociology and received a certificate in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. While at Princeton, Chica held several campus jobs including at Murray Dodge Café and the Women’s Center. She spent much of her time mentoring LGBTQ freshmen, advocating for the LGBTQ community both on and off campus, as well as supporting undocumented immigrants through various efforts with the Princeton Dream Team. After graduation, she worked for Youth UpRising, a nonprofit in East Oakland, California that works to ameliorate effects of historical disinvestment via educational, employment, leadership and artistic opportunities for youth. Now, she is a doctoral student pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA. Her goal is to pursue a university career in research and teaching, mentor others from historically marginalized backgrounds, and work towards social justice in multiple capacities. She aspires to be a public intellectual who inspires social changes rooted in equality, dignity, joy, reciprocity and responsibility.