Izellah Sanchez, ’24

Izellah, a sophomore at UCLA, is pursuing a major in Sociology. She is currently working on projects with nonprofit organizations involving heavy metal contamination in soils, and is looking for ways to contribute to advancing methodologies surrounding and facilitating citizen science, as well as community engagement within the fields of urban planning and environmental science. She is hoping to continue being a part of the sustainability movement at UCLA through the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, where she working on projects that contribute to a more climate conscious community. She is also a RISE Center Student Ambassador, where she promotes and creates holistic wellness and self-care resources for students at UCLA. Additionally, she continues to be involved with the Bruin Belles Service Association, Unravel at UCLA, and Bruin Hope.

She is very grateful for the Norma J. Ehrlich Scholarship because of the financial support she gains from it, as well as the community of women that she will now and forever be a part of way beyond her years at UCLA.