Naomi Stephen, ’22

Naomi Stephen is a third-year International Development Studies major and Education Studies minor. She has loved her time studying at UCLA and is currently pursuing a career in education. While uncertain of plans after graduation, she hopes to either work in school administration in the K-12 system or in Early Childhood Development abroad. 

At UCLA, she is currently the Education Director for Bruin Partners, a tutoring program at Marina Del Rey Middle School, and is interning for Alpha Omega, a Christian campus ministry.. She also works on the National Youth Advisory Council for HOPE worldwide through which she organizes fundraising efforts, media initiatives, and local volunteer programs. 

Despite COVID-19, Naomi was able to return to a camp in Philadelphia she works at each summer to direct a fitness program for kids 6-14 and counsel for virtual camps. Now that she’s back in LA she continues to work with Dr. Alkin, a professor in the Graduate School of Education, and in the bookstore on campus. In her spare time, Naomi enjoys surfing, getting boba, and spending time with friends and family. 

Naomi received the Norma J. Ehrlich Alumni Scholarship in 2018 and deeply appreciates this community of support throughout her time at UCLA. She hopes to remain connected with other scholarship recipients and is grateful for all the advice and guidance over the past few years.