Louis Tse has a long-standing and passionate commitment to helping individuals in need. He has been a volunteer Big Brother for five years with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, serves as a volunteer crew leader for Habitat for Humanity, reads to elementary school children each month through Reading to Kids, and teaches piano, guitar, and surfing for CoachArt. This year, through his role in UCLA’s Graduate Students Association, Louis is leading an initiative to engage UCLA graduate students in addressing homelessness by organizing weekly opportunities to help Angelenos who reside on Skid Row. Louis is a kind and compassionate student who strives to make a difference in his community while supporting others in learning about volunteerism as well.
For several years, Louis has participated in UCLA Volunteer Day as a Project Leader at Webster Middle School (2013) and Griffith Park (2012) as well as a Task Captain at Topanga State Park (2011). He also actively participates in many other service opportunities through the UCLA Volunteer Center – as a volunteer and leader at One Bus, One Cause projects and as a mentor for the Volunteer Leadership Program. In his own words, Louis says he volunteers because, “there’s no better way to live than for others.”
Louis is currently a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, where his research focuses on solar energy storage. Prior to joining UCLA, he received a B.S. from Arizona State University, where he and his peers formed a non-profit organization that engineers mobile clinics out of unused shipping containers, which are taken to rural areas of developing countries.
Join Louis at one of his next service projects:
- One Bus, One Cause: Operation Gratitude on Saturday, August 23
- Reading to Kids: Los Angeles Elementary School on Saturday, September 13
- UCLA Volunteer Day on Monday, September 29
Thank you, Louis, for being an outstanding volunteer!