Amia Nash ’15 was crowned Miss Silicon Valley 2018 after competing in and winning her Miss America Organization debut. At SCU, she majored in public health and minored in biology, sociology, and religious studies. Nash was a Division I track and cross-country athlete, Associated Student Government class senator, and Arrupe intern at the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Community Health and Prevention Research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. During her year of service as Miss Silicon Valley, Amia advocated for adolescent mental health by partnering with Stanford Medicine, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and local high schools. Nash competed at Miss California and was recognized with a Miss America Community Service award and scholarship. She was also nominated by the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Department for a Community Hero Award for her policy and advocacy work. She works as a health science specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs focusing on substance use disorders in the veteran population. Nash will attend UC Berkeley in fall 2019 to earn her Doctorate of Public Health.