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Eliyah Cohen

Eliyah Cohen wearing a suit in front of the Capital

My name is Eliyah Cohen (he/him) and I’m a fourth-year student majoring in Public
Affairs and minoring in Entrepreneurship. I’m originally from the San Fernando Valley
and in my free time, I love to experience new cultures and spend time with friends and

Throughout my time at UCLA, I have had the privilege of serving the Bruin community
through several student organizations. I was a part of USAC for three years, starting in
the Office of the President as an Internship Director, and later serving as a Chief of Staff
for the External Vice President. As a Chief of Staff, I oversaw the local, state, and
federal relations teams and spearheaded initiatives related to gun safety and affordable
housing legislation. I am currently an Undergraduate Student Representative on the
ASUCLA Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee. I’ve also been a
staunch advocate for LGBTQ student rights as a member of the LGBTQ Student
Advocacy Committee and as a Resident Assistant in the Gender, Sexuality, and
Society Living Learning Community. My journey at UCLA has been enriched by my
participation in some exceptional cohort-based programs, including the Chancellor's
LINK program, the UCLA Social Enterprise Academy, and a global internship abroad
this past summer at a German tech startup. This year, I am thrilled to be a policy fellow
at the Los Angeles Civil Rights Department for my major's capstone.