Participating Alumni and Employers

Please note: Alumni and Employers are added regularly. To see full bio, click on their picture.

Humanities and Arts | Social Sciences and Education | Health Sciences | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Engineering

Humanities and Arts

  • Megan Risdal
    MA, Linguistics, Product Manager, Stack Overflow
  • Nicole Robinson
    PhD, Italian Literature, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co.
  • Annelie Rugg
    PhD, Slavic Linguistics, Director/Humanities CIO, UCLA Humanities Technology
  • Alethia Shih
    PhD, English, Film Digital Marketing, The Walt Disney Company
  • Maria Simpson
    PhD, Communications, Owner, Personal Skills Management
  • Viviana Unda
    PhD, Applied Linguistics, Executive Director, Research Collaboration, Laureate Education
  • Brandy Underwood
    PhD, English, Lecturer, Department of English, UCLA
  • Adelaide Kuehn
    PhD, French Studies, Development & Comms Manager, California Alliance for Arts Education
  • Franny Brogan
    PhD, Hispanic Linguistics, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pomona College
  • Claudia Cataldo
    PhD, Germanic Languages, High school English teacher/academic decathlon coach, LAUSD/Santee
  • Maggie Gover
    PhD, English Literature, Assistant Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, Admissions, Graduate Division, UCLA
  • Nicole Holliday
    PhD, Linguistics, Assistant Professor, Dept of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College
  • Dallas King
    MFA, Film Directing, Film Producer and Director, Red Rabbit Pictures
  • Adam Lowenstein
    PhD, English, English Instructor at Marlborough School
  • Lauren Northrup
    PhD, Linguistics, Insights Analyst, Siegel+Gale
  • Graham Raulerson
    PhD, Musicology, Assistant Professor at Department of Music, East Los Angeles College

Social Sciences and Education

  • Glen Fowler
    MPA, Recruiting and Training Manager, California State Auditor
  • Tanya Honey
    MPP, Project Manager/Deputy Director, UCLA Health Equity Network of the Americas
  • Rebecca Joseph
    PhD,  Education, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Jennifer Kalish
    PhD, History, JusticeCorps Program Director, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Nurit Katz
    MBA and MPP, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer of Facilities Management, UCLA
  • Kristina Lovato
    PhD, Social Work, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, CSU, Long Beach
  • Emily Lucitt
    PhD, Design Researcher, Wondros
  • Muriel McClendon
    PhD, History,, Associate Professor Department of History, Department of History, UCLA
  • Lisa Moske
    MA, Sociology and MLIS, Library Science,, Information Security Services Manager, City of Hope
  • Benjamin Nguyen
    MSW, Social Welfare, Clinical Training and Technology Transfer Specialist, UCLA
  • Zack Ritter
    PhD, Education,, Adjunct Professor, Department of CIvic Engagement, UCLA
  • Kimberly Rosenfeld
    PhD, Education, MA, Speech Communication, Professor and Department Chair, Cerritos Community College
  • Jean Ryoo
    PhD, Education, Director of Research, Computer Science Equity Project, UCLA Center X, UCLA
  • Carol Santacruz
    MS, Counseling with Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinial Supervisor-Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Diego Sepulveda
    BA, Chicana/o Studies,, Director, Dream Resource Center, UCLA Labor Center
  • Maria Simpson
    PhD, Communications, MA, Film Studies, Owner, Personal Skills Management
  • Taifha Alexander
    JD, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Coordinator, Graduate Division, UCLA
  • Sarah Kirwan
    MPA, Founder & Principal, Eye Level Communications, LLC
  • Maritza Lozano
    PhD, Education (Urban Schooling), Assistant Professor, CSU Fullerton
  • Jessica Meaney
    MA, Sociology, Executive Director, Investing in Place
  • Arif Amlani
    PhD, Education, Director of Program Development, UCLA
  • Katja Antoine
    PhD, Anthropology, Consultant, Insighted
  • Melanie Arias
    PhD, History, Director of Global Programs and History Department Chair, Windward School
  • Beth Au
    MA, Asian American Studies, Director, California Community College Registry
  • Kyndall Brown
    PhD, Education, Executive Director, California Mathematics Project
  • Isis Aparecida Conceicao
    PhD, Public Law, Professor of Gender and Race Law, University of São Paulo
  • George Derpanopoulos
    PhD, Political Science, Senior Consultant, FTI Consulting

Health Sciences

  • Andrea Medeiros
    MPH, Prevention Services Director, Center for Health Justice
  • Yue Rong
    PhD, Environmental Health Science, Environmental Program manager, Los Angeles Regional Water board
  • Carol Santacruz
    MS, Counseling with Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinial Supervisor-Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Ayako Utsumi
    MPH, Public Health  and Health Policy and Management, Founding Consultant, Valon Consulting
  • Bineti Vitta
    PhD, Nutritional Biology, Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle
  • Mellissa Withers
    PhD, Community Health Sciences, Associate Professor, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health
  • Joyce Ybarra
    MPH, Community Health Sciences, Director of Learning, Weingart Foundation
  • Priscilla Yen
    PhD, Biostatistics, Biostatistics Manager, Amgen
  • Boback Ziaeian
    MD and PhD,  Health Policy and Management, Assistant Professor, UCLA
  • Zoë Baker
    PhD, Epidemiology, Clinical Research Coordinator, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
  • Neomie Congello
    PhD Nursing, Faculty/Course Team Leader, Department of Nursing, CSU, Channel Islands
  • Josh Deignan
    PhD, Pathology, Associate Director, UCLA Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories
  • Martin Lee
    PhD, Biostatistics, Vice President, Clinical R&D, Prolacta Bioscience and Adjunct Professor

Life Sciences

  • Talin Haritunians
    PhD, Human Genetics, Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group
  • Rachel Jonas
    PhD, Neuroscience, Senior Scientist, Exponent
  • Donald Julien
    PhD, Neuroscience, Consultant - Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, Collective Acumen
  • Alex Korb
    PhD, Neuroscience, Adjunct Assistant Professor/Author/Consultant, UCLA/BrainSonix
  • Howard Levenson
    PhD, Biology, Deputy Director, Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery, CalRecycle
  • Yimeng Liu
    PhD, Biostatistics, Senior biostatistician, Amgen
  • Jennifer Lovick
    PhD, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Senior Managing Editor, SAGE Publishing
  • Jonathan Low
    MBA and BS Biochemistry, Business Development Manager, Amgen
  • Sarah Madsen
    PhD Neuroscience, Senior Manager, Global Publications - Oncology, Amgen
  • Yeshi Mikyas
    PhD, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Director, Medical Writing, Pfizer Inc
  • Portia Mira
    PhD, Evolutionary Biology, UCLA Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
  • Mike Moradian
    PhD, Molecular Genetics and MS, Bioinformatics, Director of Operations, Kaiser Permanente
  • Shannon Mumenthaler
    PhD, Cancer Cell Biology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Imelda Nava
    PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty Advisor, UCLA Teacher Education Program
  • Teresa Palos
    PhD, Neuroscience, Professor, Department of Biology and Microbiology, El Camino College
  • Gloria Preza
    PhD, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Education Coordinator, CLS&CGMBS Programs, CSU Los Angeles
  • Rafael Romero
    PhD, Neuroscience, Associate Director of the undergraduate Neuroscience IDP, UCLA
  • Drake Smith
    PhD, Molecular Biology, Research Scientist, Kite Pharma
  • Andrew Vosko
    PhD, Neuroscience, Associate Provost & Director,Claremont Graduate University
  • Priscilla Yen
    PhD, Biostatistics, Biostatistics Manager, Amgen
  • Yimeng Liu
    PhD, Biostatistics, Senior Biostatistician, Amgen
  • Jason Awe
    PhD, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and MBA, Scientific Affairs Senior Manager, Amgen
  • Robyn Brinkerhoff
    PhD, Psychology, Managing Scientist, Exponent
  • David Chan
    JD and  PhD,  Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Associate Attorney, Morrison Foerster LLP
  • Howard Chang, PhD
    Chief of Staff to the Vice President of Global Marketing for Hematology, Amgen
  • Josh Deignan
    PhD, Pathology, Associate Director, UCLA Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories
  • Michael Einstein
    PhD, Neuroscience, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Elizabeth Faust
    PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Kite Pharmaceutical
  • Kate Fehlhaber
    PhD, Neuroscience, Global Project Manager, The Funding Island Group
  • Amanda Freise
    PhD, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Lecturer, UCLA

Physical Sciences and Engineering

  • Brian Attiyeh
    MS, Mechanical Engineering, SpaceX, Manager, Recovery Engineering
  • Christian Beren
    PhD, Physical Chemistry, UCLA Department of Chemistry, Libby Postdoctoral Teacher Scholar
  • Brian Choi
    PhD, Computer Science, Google, Software Engineer
  • Bryan Doan
    MS, Electrical Engineering, Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Company
  • Gil Hurwitz
    PhD, Environmental Engineering, Process Engineer, Drinking Water, Black & Veatch
  • Glenna Sowa
    PhD, Physical Chemistry, Strategy & Communications Lead for UTM Implementation, LS Technologies
  • Jason Karuza
    MS, Computer Science, Director of Engineering, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Andrea Kasko
    PhD, Polymer Science, Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UCLA
  • Paulina Kolic
    PhD, Chemistry, Senior Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle
  • Matt Lai
    PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Technology Development Manager, Battery Streak
  • David Lee
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Program Manager/Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Cris B. Liban
    PhD, Environmental Science and Engineering, Executive Officer, LA County Metro
  • Giacomo Mariani
    PhD Electrical Engineering, Microdevices Engineer, NASA/JPL
  • Masaki Nakada
    PhD, Computer Science, [former] Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Computer Science, UCLA
  • Duncan Palamourdas
    PhD, Mathematics, Poker Educator/Contributor, UCLA Extension
  • James Sharp
    MS, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Gwendolyn Shaw
    PhD, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Manager, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Shayne Siegman
    MS, Chemical Engineering, Technology Consultant, Accenture
  • Breann Sitarski
    PhD, Astronomy, Optical Systems Scientist/ Systems Engineer, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
  • Bart Sokolow
    PhD, Environmental, Science & Engineering, President Environmental Advisors, Inc.
  • Argus Sun
    PhD, Bioengineering, Co-founder, Eidolon Hydros
  • Adrian Tang
    PhD, Electrical Engineering, Strategic Researcher, NASA/JPL
  • Matthew Theisen
    PhD, Bioengineering, Senior Data Scientist, Leaf Group
  • Eric (Weichao) Zhu
    MS, Bioengineering Account Manager, Asahi Kasei, Bioprocess America