Melanie Nomiya, ’20

Melanie graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a B.A. in International Development Studies and double minors in Asian American Studies and Education Studies. After graduating, she moved to Akita prefecture in Japan to teach English to elementary students for a year through the JET Program. She then served as a youth coordinator for the American Red Cross Los Angeles region. Currently, Melanie is a 1st year graduate student at Boston College pursuing a Master’s in International Higher Education and working as a graduate assistant at the Office of International Students & Scholars. She hopes to grow her professional career in international education at the university level either working with the international student population or study abroad students.