2023 CAMP Symposium

The Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is an NSF-funded program shared across nine UC campuses. Its goal is to enhance diversity in the STEM fields at the PhD and faculty level by providing financial and professional development support to students from groups underrepresented in these fields.

This year, the 2023 CAMP symposium took place on February 4th at UC Riverside and 5 UCLA CAMPers were recognized at the symposium pictured above.

Honorable Mentions in the Life Sciences category:
1.    Andrea Garcia Angulo (top left)
2.    Caitlyn Brahim (top right)

Special Merit in the Life Sciences category:
1.    Jennifer Gonzalez (bottom left)
2.    Daniel Meza (bottom right)
3.    Natalie Santillano (not pictured)

Additionally, the CAMP symposium recognized Caitlyn Brahim as one of the 2023 ThermoFisher Scholars for a phenomenal proposal on the role of microbiota on stress responses and neural activation in mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease.
Only 9 of our 12 CAMPers presented posters at the Celebration, but all 12 presented virtually.

Congratulations to all our UCLA CAMPers that participated this year!

Justin Amakor 
Rodrigo Baltazar-Nunez 
Ava Bignell 
Caitlyn Brahim 
Andrea Chupina Estrada 
Andrea Garcia Angulo 
Jennifer Gonzalez 
Abigail Gutierrez
Victor Marano 
Daniel Meza 
Kelechi Onwuzurike
Natalie Santillano