Tiana Austel is a first year Pre-psychology major with an intention of a double major in Communications and a minor in Community Engagement. She works with a number of volunteer organizations on campus including the Writer’s Den, Project Literacy, and Random Acts of Kindness and devotes biweekly visits to tutor underprivileged children in Watts and the Los Angeles Area. Tiana is also co-president of her floor government and intends on becoming more involved with student government in her coming years.
Chloe Lew is a third-year English major, currently looking to go into print publishing or marketing. She believes in volunteerism as a selfless and gratifying way of fostering social good and giving back to the communities that raised us, and hopes to reach people in underprivileged communities to assure they are not forgotten. Originally from Hercules, a small city located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chloe is easily entertained by quality television, writing, sushi, Thought Catalog and bunnies.
Jessica Dickely is a third year Psychobiology major and Art History minor. Jessica is a Resident Assistant in Dykstra Hall. She is also heavily involved in Peer Health Exchange, a nonprofit that provides health education to under-funded public schools. She loves social media (especially Tumblr) and is passionate about using it to bring information and opportunities to others!
Megan Kakitsubo is a Sociology as a major. She aspires to get into marketing or counseling upon graduation.
Angie Lopez is a third year Sociology major, minoring with French and Global Studies. She is currently a PR assistant and student advisor for the UCLA Undergraduate Admissions office. In addition, she is a UCLA AIDS Ambassador and a Social Media and Marketing coordinator for UCLA EDMC (Electronic Dance Music Club). Her involvements with the Volunteer Center include being a service liaison and team captain for UCLA’s annual Volunteer Day.
Andrea Munoz is a third year Communication Studies major and some of her passions include writing, leadership development, social justice, and giving back to the community and university. She was a Hill Government Representative for Hedrick Hall last year and as the community’s Special Events Commissioner, she coordinated court-wide blood drives every quarter. This year, she is a Resident Assistant for Dykstra Hall and is constantly looking for ways to program around community service. She became a member of UCLA’s Bruin Belles Service Association as a second year, which is a student-run organization that emphasizes community service and women’s leadership. Through Bruin Belles, she has dedicated numerous hours to philanthropy with organizations such as SOAR (Saturday Opportunities for Adaptive Recreation), ACEing Autism, Meals on Wheels, Scores LA, Project Angel Food, Challah for Hunger, and the Los Angeles Veterans’ Hospital. She will continue to be part of the committee that plans P.L.A.Y. Day, an event led by Bruin Belles where they gather UCLA athletes and young students from the Boys and Girls Club together for a day of fun and games.
Asmita Paranjape is a first year Computer Science major and Film, Television and Digital Media minor from Boston, Massachusetts. Asmita is a floor External VP in Rieber Terrace, as well as a Community Reporter for ORL, and occasional host of ResTV’s Bruin Bias. She helps develop free mobile applications for the Bruin Media Group, and will assist in automating laser equipment in research labs in south campus this winter.
Michelle Ruiz is a third year Gender Studies major minoring in Public Policy. She is from Orange County, California, and has dedicated a lot of her time to volunteering while in college. From being involved with Volunteer Day on campus, to feeding the homeless off campus, she holds a passion for making a difference in other people’s lives. She is excited to get more involved with the Volunteer Center and all of the opportunities is has to offer. Her hobbies include hiking, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends.
Nicholas Tasato is a second-year Design Media Arts major aspiring for an advertising career after he graduates. He believes that advertising has the ability to make any idea or cause extremely successful and meaningful. This year he’s a designer on the Bruin Advertising and Marketing Team (Bruin AD Team) as well as the Communications Coordinator for the Sproul Cove and Landing community on “The Hill”. In the brief moments where Nick’s life slows down, he is either watching TV/ YouTube, trying out new foods, exploring new environments, or day dreaming about his future.