Jenifer Ramos, ’21

Jenifer Ramos is a fourth year Public Affairs Major and Education Minor. Public Affairs was introduced as a major in 2018 and she will be part of the first class graduating with a Public Affairs Major from UCLA. Jenifer has always put her community first and finds new ways to get involved and foster innovation within communities surrounding her. Every Wednesday, she volunteers for the Los Angeles Teen Mentor Non-Profit Organization as a teen mentor for middle school students which helps at risk-youth by strengthening their motivation to attend higher education and leading them through team building and leadership exercises.

Last Summer, Jenifer spend a month studying Political Science abroad in Europe, because she has always had a love for politics and government. Having previously interned for Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember of the 46th District for 2 years, Jenifer hopes to pursue a master’s in Public Policy after her bachelor’s degree. In her spare time, she works on an ongoing reforestation project of her own called Believing California and is currently working on making it a research proposal at UCLA.

Jenifer has been a recipient of the San Fernando Bar Association Scholarship, the Lew and Edie Wasserman Grant, the Ola Zuckerman Scholarship, the Alumni Regental Scholarships, and the Norma J. Ehrlich Scholarship. The Norma J. Scholarship provides the gift of sisterhood and mentorship, which is something that Jenifer always emphasizes. She is beyond thankful, not only for the financial aid this scholarship provides, but also the strong bond that it creates with empowering woman who fight to make a difference in their world every day, and who never give up without having their voices heard.