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Serenity Owens

University of California, Los Angeles

Psychology and Gender Studies



Serenity Owens is a fourth year at the University of California, Los Angeles, studying psychology and gender studies with an emphasis in public health. She has a 3.8 GPA, has received Dean's Honor List for multiple quarters, and is a part of the Honors College at UCLA. She has fostered her passion for working with children and in healthcare by joining organizations such as HIGH Aims, designed to prepare and support pre-health undergraduates. She has worked with SHAPE as a site coordinator and assistant project coordinator for three years. Aligned with her passion for working with youth, SHAPE is an access program through UCLA run by undergraduates that assists underserved high school students with tutoring, college applications, peer advising, and life-skills workshops. Serenity's most recent achievement has been obtaining an evaluation internship at Essential Access Health, a public health nonprofit, for a secret shopper project accessing youth-friendliness in sexual and reproductive health clinics in South Los Angeles. After graduating, Serenity plans to pursue her master's in public health and then get her doctorate in health psychology, where she will pursue her passion for addressing childhood mental health disparities in BIPOC and LGBTQ youth.

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