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Sadie Miranda

University of California, Los Angeles

Latin American Studies, Political Science



Sadie Miranda is a transfer student at the University of California, Los Angeles and is part of the Peruvian Quechua nation. She grew up speaking phrases and expressions in Quechua and began to learn her tribal nation’s language fluently upon transferring to UCLA. Sadie is an active member of the American Indian Student Association and engages weekly with other native students at the university to plan cultural events.

Sadie is passionate about social justice causes involving voting rights, racial equality, and climate justice. During the summer of 2022, Sadie interned in Bogotá, Colombia for Fundacion Para La Reconciliacion, and learned firsthand the struggle for women and indigenous rights. Sadie wants to help tribal nations retain the language, land rights, and autonomy across Central and South America.

She has been recognized through Awards such as the Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship, and the Elsie Allen Alumni Scholarship, as well as being selected for the Chancellor’s LINK program at UCLA.

This year, Sadie is working for undergraduate admissions as a Bruin Ambassador to serve high school students across Los Angeles County. She hopes to help students navigate the college application process and inspire them to pursue higher education.

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