Amaya was born and raised here in the city of Los Angeles. She graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in 2014 and in June of 2018, Amaya received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. Amaya has always had a passion for science but after her success in her high school AP Chemistry course, she realized how much she loved the subject and wanted to further her studies at the university level. After graduating college, Amaya decided to take a few gap years before returning to school. Amaya currently works at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in the Division of Cancer Research and Training where her primary area of study is Breast Cancer research. In the future, Amaya hopes to attend medical school and follow her dream of becoming a radiologist. In Amaya’s free time, she loves reading, playing the piano, spending time with friends and family, and walking her silky terrier on the beach! Amaya loves helping others and sharing her knowledge of chemistry with students to aid their success in such courses would not only be a rewarding experience, but also a consequential one. Amaya looks forward to meeting her students!