Bella Stenvall, ’21

Bella Stenvall is a current senior at UCLA, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Arabic along with a minor in Global Studies. The Norma J. Ehrlich scholarship has been an invaluable aspect of her college experience, not only providing her with important financial assistance, but also a family of strong, successful women that continue to inspire her.

Through the Student Alumni Association, Bella is the Executive Director of Spring Sing 2021, UCLA’s largest showcase of student artists that attracts an annual audience of over 9,000. Additionally, she is very involved in arts activism communities on campus, serves on the UCLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board, and works as a research assistant. She did an advanced Arabic immersion program in Amman, Jordan where she conducted independent research on the development of hip hop communities that was presented at UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Week. She works as a Data and Impact Assessment Lead with Shams Community, an Amman-based social enterprise that encourages social justice and positive change through important dialogue facilitation.

In her free time, Bella enjoys dance parties, cooking elaborate meals, and exploring LA. She aspires to work in foreign service and eventually earn a J.D. in international law.