Melanie Nomiya, ’19

Melanie is a 2nd-generation Korean Japanese American born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a B.A. in International Development Studies and double minors in Asian American Studies and Education Studies, and recently got her Master’s in International Higher Education from Boston College. Melanie has a deep interest in research, communications, and programming in the education, edtech, and non-profit spaces, leading her to work across organizations including: the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) program, American Red Cross, Noodle, & World Education Services.

Currently, she is an educational technology fellow at Curriculum Associates, serving on the Educator Community team to elevate the voices of educators across the nation. Additionally, she serves as a programs specialist at a tech-driven social impact consultancy called Raise for Good, where she supports growth-stage non-profit leaders through capacity building programs. She hopes to continue growing her career at the intersection of education, technology, and social impact.

In her free time, she enjoys completing her Duolingo streak, cafe hopping, drawing digitally on Procreate, and going to concerts! She is thankful for the continued support of Craig and the Ehrlich Scholars community throughout her education and early career.