Meet Fellow Bruins

  • From small town to big city: Bruin for Life!

    Patricia Ramirez ’08, M.S.W ’10 grew up in a small agricultural town with Mexican-born parents who taught her to strive for a better life and to truly value education. Thanks to UCLA and her tremendous work ethic, today, Patricia is a children’s social worker for Los Angeles County. 
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  • The Power of Ideas

    Sol ChooljianFor Sol Chooljian '57 MBA '63 Parent '01 & '04, UCLA was where he learned about the power of ideas, how to think critically, and how to execute plans. A long time supporter of UCLA, he says that UCLA changed his life. Read more...

  • An Experience Without Regrets

    Eleanor was adopted as an infant and grew up in Fresno, California along with her younger brother, two cats and a dog. Eleanor is majoring in political science with a concentration in methods and models. She is also pursuing a minor in environmental science. Read more...

  • Bruin Dessert Maven

    Dorothy Tong '09Dorothy Tong ’09 was passionate about dessert even at UCLA while she hosted Dessert Obsessed on Daily Bruin TV. UCLA inspired her and gave her the confidence and skills needed to open her own successful dessert business, Cupcake & Cookie. Read more...

  • He Who Wears Many Hats

    Jonathan Clark '11 was a scholar athlete studying psychology, a fundraiser, and Olympic hopeful.Meet Jonathan Clark '11. He wore many hats when he was a student at UCLA. In addition to being a scholar-athlete to competed in the triple jump, he had a full course load as a psychology major and emerged as one of UCLA's best student fundraisers at the UCLA Fund's Call Center. Now he's a professional fundraiser himself, in charge of the telefund operations at Fresno State University. Read more...

  • Happy Birthday, Sherman!

    Sherman Grancell '30Sherman Grancell ‘30 has been actively involved at UCLA—both through his generous support and volunteer activities—since joining the UCLA Alumni Association in 1947. He celebrates his 102nd birthday on February 5, 2012, so we wanted to dedicate a Bruin Story to him. Read more...

  • Bruins Through and Through

    One of our current students, Albro Lundy IV, is a fourth-generation Bruin. He and his parents and grandmother (all Bruins) talk about what it means to be a Bruin and an alumnus, and express why they are committed to supporting UCLA for future generations. Read more...

  • A Revolution in Science Education

    Dr. John Olson, a biochemist by training, is one of UCLA's finest scholars with a strong passion for collaborating with undergraduate students and making strides in the way that we prepare students for careers in the sciences. Read more...

  • Next Generation Bruin

    In addition to his studies as a Design | Media Arts major, Zach Spitulski '13 is a graphic designer, a self-taught web developer (check out his app in the iTunes store), and a entrepreneur who has decided that UCLA is his oyster. Read more...

  • Lew Whitney: Celebrating 102 Years!

    Lewis Whitney ’32 has been a key UCLA supporter and volunteer for over half a decade. He will be celebrating his 102nd birthday on December 21, 2011 and we wanted to dedicate a Bruin Story to him. Read more...

  • Young Alumna Bruin Pride

    Born and raised in Southern California, Sandeep Dhillon '11 is a proud Bruin who says UCLA molded her into a strong leader and fueled her intellectual growth. Read more...

  • UCLA: A place for everyone

    Farideh Mehrdad MBA '05 is a leader in the oil industry who is a UCLA Fund volunteer and an active UCLA Anderson alumna. She believes passionately about UCLA's strength in engaging students with a wide variety of interests and talents. Read more...

  • A Cappella to Engineering: The road less traveled

    Asya Hollins '14 is an engineering major who is passionate about the arts: she's an a cappella singer with a background in theater. Through her participation in the Alumni Scholars Club and other extracurricular activities, Asya is a True Bruin. Read more...

  • Bruins Through and Through

    When it came time for Alan to apply for college, UCLA was the only school he seriously considered. Kathy transferred to UCLA for her sophomore year and never looked back! Kathy and Alan are also Bruin parents! Read more...

  • A Long Journey to UCLA

    YC was born and raised in Guangzhou, China and worked in a Hong Kong restaurant kitchen for five years before coming to the United States. In the U.S., YC went to adult school to learn English while busing tables. After hard work and perseverance, YC was accepted to UCLA. Read more...

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