Erika Ruiz

Year I Joined HSH: 2023

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Education: B.A. Psychology

Why HSH? It is an inviting community and located in the heart of Hollywood.

What causes or non-profits do you support and why? I support mental health awareness. There is so much stigma relating to mental health and being able to learn more about certain people, communities, and the mental health within them is a great way to educate myself and others.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I have run and completed two Los Angeles marathons.

What piece of advice would you give to a graduating sixth grader? Take advantage of any clubs or extracurriculars. This is a great way to learn your passion if you are still searching. It is also a great way to meet new people.

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Favorite LA Restaurant: Kalaveras

Favorite Karaoke Song: "When I Was Your Man" –Bruno Mars