Naomi Stephen, ’21

Naomi Stephen is a Class of 2021 graduate with a B.A. in International Development Studies and a minor in Education Studies. She loved her time studying at UCLA and hopes to stay involved in the UCLA community. She is currently taking a gap year and will begin an M.A. program in GSEIS next fall, and she hopes to either work in school administration in the K-12 system.

At UCLA, she served as the Education Director for Bruin Partners, a tutoring program at Marina Del Rey Middle School, and interned for Alpha Omega, a Christian campus ministry. Over the years, she also worked as a Community Rep for ResLife, a member of Global Development Lab, and a committee member on USAC’s Financial Supports Commission.

Outside of UCLA, she also worked on the National Youth Advisory Council for HOPE worldwide through which she organizes fundraising efforts, media initiatives, and local volunteer programs, including organizing and directing an online tutoring program for elementary students throughout the pandemic.

Naomi has also had a variety of work experiences. She spent many summers working at a camp in Philadelphia, where she helped direct a Leadership Academy and created and directed a fitness program for kids 6-14. While a student, she worked in an on-campus bookstore and with a professor she continues to work with now. She also served as a tutor and is the current Youth Programs Coordinator for a non-profit, HOPE worldwide. In her spare time, Naomi enjoys surfing, getting boba, salsa dancing, 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.