Diana Tejeda Gonzalez, ’20

Diana Tejeda Gonzalez is a 2020 graduate from UCLA, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies. Diana is currently a Spanish teacher at a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Diana’s goals include teaching for two years, applying to law school, and practicing law in California.

Diana was born in Jalisco, Mexico and raised in the small town of Visalia, CA. During her time at UCLA, she was involved with various organizations. Diana has spent 3 years serving the UCLA Alumni Scholars Club as a coordinator for the Ralph J. Bunche committee, which provided her with amazing friends and a fulfilling role within the program. She also worked as an academic peer counselor for the MEChA Calmecac retention project as well as a New Student Advisor through the UCLA New Students and Transition Programs office. These experiences shaped her UCLA journey as Diana learned more about her passions for education and the law field. During her 2019 Fall Quarter, Diana embarked on a new transformative journey as she took on the UCLA Quarter in Washington D.C. through the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy program. While in D.C., she interned as a Policy and Legislation Advocate for the League of United Latin American Citizens, a civil rights organization that focused on issues that affect the Latino community such as immigration, housing, and healthcare.

Diana hopes to continue giving back to her community as she explores her career options. For Diana, the Norma J. Ehrlich scholarship has not only provided the means to continue her education at UCLA but has also given her a network of mentors among the group of wonderful Ehrlich scholars. She is proud to represent such a wonderful bunch of amazing ladies and looks forward to interacting with them throughout the years to come.