Amy Phung is a first generation student completing her first year as an undergraduate at UCLA’s School of Nursing. Born to Chinese immigrant parents, she was raised in the heart of Los Angeles. Through her experiences tutoring low income students within her community at her local non-profit (Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program) and volunteering with  her teen community service group (Youth United for Community Action), she realized she wanted to pursue a field where she could work hands on to make a direct impact on others. After completing a summer internship in the Pediatric Oncology Department at Kaiser Permanente, she knew for certain that she wanted to pursue the nursing field.