Lauren Valles, ’22

Lauren Valles is a fourth year Political Science major. Lauren feels extremely grateful to have taken advantage of a myriad of opportunities throughout her time at UCLA. In 2020, she co-led the University of California Student Association’s campaign to double the federal Pell Grant in an effort to make college truly attainable for all. Shortly after, she spent the summer of 2021 as 1 of 2 inaugural interns on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Investments Team, where she learned portfolio management from some of the industry’s most thoughtful allocators. In the future, Lauren hopes to pursue a career in direct impact or advocacy to serve our nation’s most marginalized groups. Next quarter, she will participate in the UCDC Quarter in Washington D.C. Program to put these dreams into action. Lauren is so thankful for the support, mentorship, and sisterhood the Ehrlich Scholarship has provided her throughout college. She looks forward to the quarterly dinners where she gets to re-connect with fellow scholars and enjoy her favorite dessert from Craig’s house – mochi ice cream.