Associate Director, Industry Relations & Experiential Learning
Mildred is a positive and energetic leader with over 15 years of experience in the field of education. As a first-gen college student, daughter of immigrants, and Latina woman who was also a young parent of twins, she is very proud to have the opportunity to apply her unique strengths and skills to serve the UCLA community. In her current role at the UCLA Career Center she leads the team that works closely with our 40,000+ employers seeking to hire UCLA students and graduates. She is committed to building connections from college to career by exposing all of our students to the variety of meaningful occupational opportunities and helping them find the right one. Mildred has an M.S. in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development from California Baptist University, teaching credentials from California State University San Bernardino, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. In her spare time, she loves to plan road trips and vacations for her family and play strategy-based board games with friends.
Industry Relations Manager
Lilia Elias is an Industry Relations Manager with over 20 years experience in career services. Lilia is dedicated to assisting employers within the Entertainment, Consumer Services and Health Industries make impactful connections at UCLA. As a multicultural woman with a background in psychology and criminal justice, Lilia extremely values Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
When Lilia is not connecting students with meaningful opportunities, she volunteers at her local non-profit organizations assisting senior citizens, animals and expanding the world of arts in her community.
Specialties and InterestsEntertainment, Consumer Services & Health
Industry Relations Manager
Tim Mar is an Industry Relations Manager with over 20 years of experience in university and career services. As an Industry Relations Manager, Tim specializes in working with students and public service industry employers to make meaningful connections with each other. He also serves as the program manager for the UCDC Summer in Washington program supporting a cohort of Bruins each summer chosen to live in the UC Washington Center as they intern in Washington D.C. Tim is a Bruin alum with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology.
Industry Relations Manager - Engineering & Technology
Stella Petrosyan joined the Career Center in 2019 and currently serves as the Industry Relations Manager for Engineering & Technology Industries. She works closely with the Samueli School of Engineering to identify areas of synergy, create pathways for industry collaboration, and develop innovative programming. Through a data-driven approach, she maintains a deep understanding of the dynamic nature of industry trends and student engagement.
Stella received her B.A. in Economics/Administrative Studies from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing her MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Specialties and InterestsEngineering & Technology Industries
Industry Relations Manager for Business Services
Halee has been in the University Recruiting space since 2019. Originally from a small rural town, education challenged her and changed her life. Halee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Washington University, and although she loved her studies, the connection from college to career wasn’t clear or easy to navigate for her. That’s why she loves helping students make that connection today—after working so hard for your degree, you deserve to work in a field that is fulfilling and meaningful to you!
Through positive mentorship and digging into her own personal values and interests, she pivoted and moved to the Inland Empire to pursue a Master’s of Science in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University.
Halee is passionate about student career readiness and the value that making genuine connections in college can have on the pursuit of upward social mobility, workplace fulfillment, and lifetime mental health & wellbeing. Halee’s favorite quote is from Elenaor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
As Industry Relations Manager for Business Services, she strives to create meaningful connections between UCLA students and the employers of their dreams.
Specialties and InterestsBusiness Services Industries: Finance, Consulting, Investment Banking & Management, Portfolio Management, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources
Senior Assistant Director, Industry Relations & Experiential Learning
Constituent Services Coordinator
Andrea joined the UCLA Career Center in the fall of 2022 and brought with her 16 years of Arts & Culture professional experience in university museums and nonprofits. She has an academic background in Art History and Museum Studies from Florida International University and the University of Washington, respectively. Andrea also enjoys a variety of academic interests and hobbies that run the gamut of STEAM with particular love for motorsports, aviation, and higher education. As Constituent Services Coordinator, she serves the Industry Relations and Experiential Learning team, students, employers, and campus partners by providing information, tools, resources, and Handshake support, as well as by connecting people. She informs her work and projects with solid principles and ethics that help advance the Career Center’s and UCLA’s missions.
Specialties and InterestsServing and connecting students, employers, and campus partners | Handshake | Community Building | Humanities
Luke Cheves is a Marketing graduate from Texas Tech University, and throughout his college tenure planned and orchestrated large social events for the student body and fell in love with creating community. The skills he learned throughout college have allowed him to grow into a professional career within event coordinating. Luke enjoys bringing students and employers together at UCLA to foster valuable connections, and helping individuals on their career paths. Luke moved to the LA area to hike, surf, and enjoy the outdoors. When not working, you can find him at the beach!