- Hometown: Hollister, California
- Year: Junior
- Major: English and History
Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a current bruin and prospective teacher! I am studying English and History with hopes of going to grad school for an M.A./Credential to teach high school in the States or English abroad. I absolutely love being a bruin and everything about UCLA. I’m from a small ag town in Northern California called Hollister (Go Haybalers!), so LA is quite different from my hometown. On campus, I’m a member of College Against Cancer and a Bible study leader with UCLA Cru. Other than that, I’m also a frequenter of swing dance parties, theater performances, and hiking trips. Coming to UCLA has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I have not regretted a single day here. Our campus is so diverse and lively! Everyday at UCLA is a new adventure and I cannot wait to share it with you! Read all of Hannah’s posts.
- Hometown: Littlerock, California
- Year: Sophomore
- Major: Communication Studies, Education (minor)
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a second-year Bruin loving every minute I’m spending at UCLA. I’m from the teeny tiny rural town of Littlerock, California located about an hour away from Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley. Since my hometown was so small and I knew everyone in my graduating class, being in Los Angeles and having the opportunity to meet dozens of new people everyday is super new and exciting to me. Ever since I was in first grade, I wanted to be a teacher and now I get more and more excited every day as I grow closer to making educating others my career. I absolutely love getting involved on campus. I am a Bruin Ambassador, a tutor for underprivileged preschool children with AmeriCorps Jumpstart, a camp counselor with UCLA UniCamp, a Peer-to-Peer workshop presenter on “finding the motivation to succeed” through the campus Career Center, a member in Alpha Delta Pi sorority and an undergraduate discussion leader for an education course titled “success in the undergraduate experience.” Although all of these activities as well as studying for my classes keeps me super busy, I still manage to hang out with my roommates, go on jogs around Westwood, and explore Los Angeles in my spare time.
- Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan (also grew up in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand)
- Year: Senior
- Major: Geography/Environmental Studies, Urban & Regional Studies (minor), Education (minor)
Hello there! My name is Eleanor (El for short) and I am a second year Geography/Environmental Studies student at UCLA. I am currently a Tour Guide at UCLA and am a part of a few other things on campus, including YOUTHphonics A Cappella, ALD&PES Honor Societies, and Geography Club. I attended high school in Bangkok, Thailand at the International School Bangkok, and grew up in Hong Kong and Taipei, Taiwan. I have had two incredible years at UCLA, and my favorite thing about this school is its abundance of opportunities and the diversity of opinions. I love being surrounded by well-rounded and driven individuals who each offer something different to the university. Read all of El’s posts.
- Hometown: San Jose, California
- Year: Junior
- Major: Anthropology
My name is Charley, and I am a third-year here at UCLA. I am an Anthropology major with a French minor and am currently spending the year in Lyon, France through the UC Education Abroad Program. I am having the time of my life meeting other UC students and soaking up as much French culture as I can. I spend most of my time traveling around Europe, chatting with my host family, and taking walks around Lyon. Back at school, I’m a campus tour guide and part of the Alumni Scholars’ Club. Chouette! Read all of Charley’s posts.
- Home town: Wilmington, Delaware
- Year: Junior
- Major: Global Studies
Hi! My name is Steven Simons and I am a second year Global Studies major at UCLA. I work for the Admissions department as a Bruin Ambassador, and I am also involved in Colleges Against Cancer, The Den, and I volunteer for some organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. For the Colleges Against Cancer I am on the Cancer advocacy committee and work to get more funding from the government to support cancer research. When I am not studying, or participating in my clubs/ activities, I love to attend the UCLA sporting events. I have yet to miss a home basketball or football game and I also play intermural sports such as dodgeball, softball, and volleyball. I love taking advantage of the many things UCLA offers, such as classes at the Wooden Center, outdoor adventures, working out at the gym, and of course, hanging out with friends! I have lived in the dorms my last 2 years and absolutely love the experience! I am very proud to be a bruin and I really hope you can read about my experiences and get excited about UCLA. Read all of Steven’s posts.
- Hometown: Dana Point, California
- Year: Sophomore
- Major: History, Education (minor)
Hey! My name is Rebecca Winkle and I am a second year student here at UCLA. I am majoring in history and minoring in education with the hopes of becoming a teacher! I work for Undergraduate admissions as a Bruin Ambassador, tutor in Los Angeles area for Project Literacy, teach health workshops to 9thgraders for Peer Health Exchange, and am currently interning at an elementary school for education minor credit! Despite being a part of many activities, I still have plenty of time to enjoy the incredible opportunities UCLA has to offer. Whether I’m cheering on the bruins at a basketball game or being blown away by the student productions in the theatre school I make sure to attend as many events as I can. I am so incredibly happy with my decision to come to UCLA and could not being enjoying my college experience more! Every day I am amazed by the diversity, opportunity, and excitement UCLA has to offer and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you! Read all of Rebecca’s posts.
- Hometown: Pacific Grove, California
- Year: Freshman
- Major: Physiological Science
My name is Hayoung Youn and I am a fresh bruin, class of 2016. Born in Long Island, New York, I was raised in South Korea for about ten years until I came to California in 2004. I have had a fantastic time in high school indulging in music and sports through band/orchestra and the school swim team, and I intend to continue with my interests in college. I chose to attend UCLA because of its renowned Pre-med program, cool city life, and most beautiful campus. I cannot be more excited to start out my college life as a bruin! Read all of Hayoung’s posts.