Scripps College Alumna Selected for Prestigious California State Legislative Fellowship

CLAREMONT, Calif. (December 20, 2012) — Naima Ford ’06 has been selected to serve as a 2012-13 Capital Fellow, one of the nation’s most prestigious legislative fellowship programs. As an Assembly Fellow in Sacramento, Ford will gain valuable experience working for 11 months as a full-time professional legislative staff member in the California state legislature.

Ford, who majored in sociology while at Scripps College, was one of 64 people selected last spring to be a Capital Fellow. The Capital Fellows Programs are public policy fellowships offering college graduates first-hand public policy experience. Ford is from Highland, Calif. in San Bernardino County.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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