Hannah Freedman, ‘25

Hannah Freedman is a first-year pre-public affairs major from Berkeley, California. Previously, Hannah was Editor-in-Chief of her high school’s newspaper where she managed a staff of over 100 students. She is a committed advocate for environmental justice, having worked with multiple organizations throughout high school on climate activism, including Youth vs. Apocalypse and the Sunrise Movement. She organized student contingents from her high school to attend ‘climate strike’ protests in San Francisco demanding climate action from policymakers. Hannah is also a dancer; she trained daily throughout high school and for years before.

At UCLA Hannah aspires to continue developing her passions for public service, climate justice, and dance through her studies and extracurriculars. She hopes to integrate herself into the local community through internships, advocacy, and volunteering in order to make human connections and gain hands-on experience that will ground her in her pursuit of higher education. Eventually, Hannah hopes to earn a law degree and go on to work with local and state governments to create equitable environmental policies.

Hannah is honored to become an Ehrlich Scholar and join an amazing group of diverse and empowered women. Community has always been a central value of hers and she is grateful to have the opportunity to join one so beautiful and welcoming at UCLA.