Born and raised in Orange County, Leyla Rodriguez moved to the Santa Barbara area to begin studying as a freshman at UC Santa Barbara in 2017. Leyla is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology and plans to graduate at the end of 2020. Leyla has dedicated her time to helping those affected by mental illness by interning at nonprofits such as Norooz Clinic Foundation and HearMe. As a recent member of the Mental Wellness Center team in the Employment Services department, Leyla hopes to advocate for greater accessibility of mental health resources in the community.