Cassi Colangelo is a second-year student at UCLA pursuing a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Education and Social Transformation. During school Cassi works at Royce Hall as an usher, as well as works on the Carnival Cruise Lines as an assistant wedding coordinator. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Honor’s Society and the Bruin Animal Rescue Coalition. Recently, Cassi has been selected to be a mentor for the Aristotle’s Mentorship Program which is a non-profit organization that aims at connecting college students with underrepresented high school students navigating their way through post-secondary school pathways and college admissions. In her free time, Cassi volunteers as a girl’s youth volleyball head coach for her childhood city, as well as through UCLA’s volunteer center.
Receiving the Norma J. Ehrlich scholarship has not only helped alleviate the financial burden of attending UCLA for Cassi, but has allowed her the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of UCLA women who share the same values of determination and passion. She is grateful for the opportunity to have such a dedicated mentor and network of women that she can learn from and grow with. She hopes to continue to get to know these amazing women as well as looks forward to continuing her educational journey.