As a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, I am working with a diverse group of postdocs, graduates, and undergraduates on the development, implementation, and application of new methods at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and computer science for molecular simulations of complex systems, from the gas to the condensed phase. As a group, we strive to integrate theoretical models, computer simulations, and experimental measurements to gain fundamental insights into molecular phenomena that could not be studied by just one of the three disciplines alone. My past service to the ACS includes serving as the chair of the ACS-PHYS Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision, co-organizing a symposium for the ACS National Meeting in Fall 2019, and serving on the Editorial advisory board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Beyond the ACS, I am currently serving as an associate Editor of Science Advances, I organized regional and international meetings including co-chairing the 2022 Molecular and Ionic Clusters Gordon Research Conference and the IPAMLong Program Machine Learning for Physics and the Physics of Learning in 2019, and co-founding the annual Southern California Theoretical Chemistry Symposium. My background as a first-generation student and my somewhat uncommon path to academia have strengthened even further my commitment to ensuring that diverse voices and viewpoints are consistently valued in our scientific community and, in turn, in the broader society. As an ACS-PHYS officer, I will continue to focus on promoting equal access to ACS-led activities, promoting participation of talented faculty, researchers, postdocs, graduates and undergraduates from institutions that are usually not part of mainstream initiatives.