Angela Marie Sanchez has taken over UCLA.
In one year, the Glendale native who spent her 11th and 12th grade days at Hoover High and her nights in homeless shelters, has starred in a UCLA public service campaign, been profiled in the school newspaper and is a few months away from starting a campus chapter of School on Wheels, a mentoring program for at-risk children.
She has also volunteered for the AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles Team Mentoring and served as a UCLA ambassador, helping to recruit middle and high school students to Westwood.
"I'm at like, 20 million places at once on that campus," she said.
That's on top of her UCLA honors courses, scholarship applications and campus jobs. And that's not including her summer workload, which includes a Japanese language course at Glendale Community College.
"It comes to a point where you're making service a part of your life," Sanchez said. "And service is something that I've carried with me since junior high."