McKayla Dasha Sarmiento

AVEP Researcher

McKayla Dasha Sarmiento

McKayla is a Human Biology Student at the University of California San Diego. She joined OTTA in September 2022 as an AVEP Researcher. As a researcher, McKayla is responsible for collecting and analyzing data on barriers to API voting. Before OTTA, McKayla worked in her Associated Students’ Office of Local Affairs as the Marketing Director, where she helped with redistricting efforts. She eventually hopes to attend graduate or medical school in pursuit for a career in medicine or biomedical research. She plans to use her career and focus her work on uplifting and addressing the many issues minority populations face within the healthcare system.