Ruth Rodriguez, ’23

Ruth Rodriguez, now freshman pre-Public Affairs major, has dreamed of attending UCLA since she was 8 years old. She is estatic to be a Bruin and looks forward to getting involved! She has been elected to serve on the On-Campus Housing Council as Representative of her dorm community. In this role, she will be attending meetings with faculty of UCLA and letting them know of complaints, compliments, and ideas that the residents of her community have. She is also a part of “Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer” which is a club that has the mission to not let cancer cloud the joy of being a kid. Ruth plans to spend time with these amazing kids at the Ronald McDonald House and the UCLA hospital.

Academically, Ruth is considering persuing PhD in Political Science or something related to government and policy, or getting a law degree. She hopes to become involved in the creation of legislation that will make the lives of all people better, healthier, and happier.

Ruth feels incredibly lucky to be a recipient of the Norma J. Ehrlich Scholarship. She is awed by Norma J. Ehrlich’s work and impact, and she hopes to continue this impressive legacy through her own work. Ruth knows she is in excellent company with so many remarkable, strong, and influential women by her side.