Keenia Mata

KIPP SoCal Public Schools – LA Alumna

Keenia is a KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory and Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School alumna. She plans on majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish in order to give back to her community of Boyle Heights by advocating for mental health resources and by fighting the negative stigma that surrounds mental health especially in the Latinx community. She aspires to be a Neuroscience researcher or a Neurosurgeon. During her time in high school, she was the President of her school’s National Honor Society and Lead in the Gender Sexuality Alliance Club. She is also a recipient of the College Board AP Scholar Award.