Lota graduated with a minor in Asian American Studies and a B.S. in Biology Physiology in hopes to one day join the medical-health field. During her time in college and early high school, she worked with various nonprofit organizations in youth development in Vistiacion Valley and Excelsior-Ingleside neighborhoods . From tutoring, summer programming, Saturday programming to becoming a site coordinator, Lota enjoyed working with youth and decided to stay in the field. Lota oversees fiscal operations, communications, and assists in managing the Beacon committees.