Astrid was born and raised in Guatemala City and has spent more than half of her life in the United States. As an active member of her community, Astrid has volunteered in programs such as The Spring Program of Tampa Bay focusing on support for teenage victims of domestic violence and the Oasis Para el Cansado Assemblies of God Church, where she founded the Youth Group. Astrid is a former Public Relations Chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of South Florida, where she graduated with Bachelor’s Degree of Chemical Engineering. She currently oversees the North Operations Greenhouse Gas Program at California Resources Corporation. In addition, Astrid loves to promote God, fitness and STEM program awareness within her community.