Angela Sien

KIPP Public Schools Northern California

Angela Sien will graduate from KIPP King Collegiate in California’s Bay Area and join the University of Pennsylvania’s class of 2028 as a first-generation college student majoring in public health on a pre-medical track. She leads the Asian Pacific Islander affinity club, encouraging Asian-identifying students to build cultural belonging through shared experiences. She also leads a volunteering club that helps middle-school students become involved in their communities. An activist outside the classroom, she creates media content that spotlights high achievers from Asian ethnicities and has interviewed more than 25 Asian American and Pacific Islander peers regarding mental health and racism. She also explored barriers to campus sexual-violence prevention programs, particularly for people of color, implementing changes directly to Stanford’s sexual-violence prevention curriculum. Angela desires to use the interdisciplinary background she will gain in college to continue advocating for marginalized groups in and out of healthcare as she aspires to become a pediatrician.