Bruin Success

Bruin Success

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Do you ever wonder how Bruins like you have gone on to achieve success after college? Now you have the chance to find out as UCLA alumni discuss their careers, what has helped them most in their journeys and their tips for personal and professional success.


Cheryl Lott ‘01, J.D. ‘04, UCLA Alumni Association President
Jun 15 • 29 min
Cheryl Lott ’01, J.D. ’04 represents corporate clients, banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on general business and commercial litigation, as well as construction defect…
Steve O’Dell & Robbie Page ‘14 of Tenzo Tea
Jun 8 • 25 min
Steve O’Dell and Robbie Page ‘14 are the founders of Tenzo Tea, a lifestyle brand founded on the belief of better energy for the mind and body. Steve is the CEO and Robbie is CMO. Steve’s years as a D1 college athlete & entrepreneur taught him the…
David Eisman ‘92 of Goldman Sachs
May 25 • 22 min
David Eisman ‘92 is head of the Northwest Region and co-head of the firm’s West Region Advisory Group in the Investment Banking Division. He has worked with many of the firm’s most important clients in the Retail, Consumer and Food sectors. David has also…
Suzanne Seplow, Ed.D. ‘01 of UCLA Student Affairs
May 18 • 24 min
Suzanne Seplow Ed.D. ‘01 is the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Development. The areas within Student Development provide programs and services designed to support students reach their full potential and achieve their life goals. The departments within…
Peter Taylor ‘80 of ECMC Foundation
May 11 • 22 min
Peter Taylor ‘80 has been the president of ECMC Foundation since May 2014. During his tenure, he has overseen more than $165 million of grants and PRI investments in initiatives affecting higher education outcomes, especially among underserved student…
Elisabeth Michaels ‘09 of Facebook
May 4 • 27 min
Elisabeth Michaels graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science. She currently leads Strategy & Operations for the AR/VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality) Global Sales organization at Facebook. In this role she runs strategy, business,…
Monique Billings of the WNBA
Apr 27 • 17 min
Fashion-forward, athletic, cultured and full of personality. All of these traits describe WNBA player, Monique Billings. Born on May 2, 1996, Monique isn’t a stranger to being an underdog. Many underestimated her talent and counted her out, but she proved…
D’Artagnan Scorza ‘07, Ph.D. ‘13 of the Social Justice Learning Institute
Apr 20 • 42 min
D’Artagnan Scorza ‘07, Ph.D. ‘13 and his work is grounded in efforts to create communities where all people can thrive. His expansive research, education, grassroots organizing, and policy experience has made a significant impact in high need communities…
La’Tonya Rease Miles, Ph.D. ‘04 of UCLA
Apr 13 • 28 min
La’Tonya Rease Miles, Ph.D. ‘04 is the Executive Director of First-Year Experience at UCLA, where she works collaboratively with Residential Life, Student Affairs departments more generally and academic departments campus-wide to develop initiatives and…
Todd Sargent ‘96 of Walt Disney Parks, Experiences & Products
Apr 6 • 37 min
Todd Sargent ’96 leads talent and organizational development solutions for The Walt Disney Company’s Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products segment, solving complex human capital challenges and implementing innovative change strategies. Prior to his…
Jamika Martin ‘17 of ROSEN Skincare
Mar 29 • 30 min
Jamika Martin ‘17 is the founder of ROSEN Skincare, a clean beauty brand for people with acne-prone skin. After years of dealing with difficult skin and a lackluster selection of solutions, Jamika began formulating products while studying Business…
Stephen Mendoza ‘18 of Wells Fargo
Feb 6 • 27 min
Stephen Mendoza ‘18 is a proud product of the Santa Ana public school system. His experience growing up in a poor, underprivileged community motivated him to learn more about finance in hopes of providing his family with the financial stability he never…
Nurit Katz, MBA/MPP ‘08 of UCLA
Jan 21 • 15 min
As UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, Nurit Katz, MBA/MPP ’08 works to foster partnerships among academic, research, and operational departments to create a world-class living laboratory for sustainability. She also serves as Executive Officer for…
Paul Viviano, MPA ‘76 of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Jan 6 • 23 min
In 2015, Paul Viviano, MPA ’76 accepted his current role as President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Prior to this position, he served as the CEO of UC San Diego Health System and Vice-Chancellor of UCSD Health Sciences. Before UCSD,…
Anna Lee Fisher ‘71, M.D. ‘76, M.S. ‘87 of NASA
Dec 6, 2019 • 60 min
Anna Lee Fisher ‘71, M.D. ‘76, M.S. ‘87 is a famous chemist, physician and astronaut and an amazing Triple Bruin with 3 degrees from UCLA. Dr. Fisher was also the 2019 distinguished UCLA College Commencement speaker. She was selected by NASA in 1978 to be…
Jake Rosen ‘16 of Hulu
Nov 20, 2019 • 26 min
Jake Rosen ‘16 is an Account Manager at Hulu working within the Advertising Sales organization. He was previously a Sales Planner within the Pricing and Planning team. Prior to Hulu, he joined Rubin Postaer & Associates as a Digital Marketing Coordinator,…
Vishaka Sriniwasan ‘16 of Amgen
Nov 6, 2019 • 19 min
Vishaka Sriniwasan ‘16 is a Sr. Associate Business Analyst at Amgen in their Information Systems group. She graduated from UCLA with a major in Computational and Systems Biology, and a minor in Global Studies in 2016. At UCLA, Vishaka cared passionately…
J.J. Lee ‘13 of L’Oréal
Jul 29, 2019 • 21 min
J.J. Lee ‘13 studied Computational and Systems Biology and graduated in 2013. Currently, she is a program manager at L’Oréal’s technology incubator where they create programs and technology-driven devices and products to offer consumers more personalized…
Jared Richmond ‘11 of Wasserman
Jul 8, 2019 • 43 min
Jared Richmond ‘11 believes in the power of positive thinking. He is persuasive with a natural strength in relationship building. He is a student, both of business and popular culture. Originally from Northern California, his Bay Area origins have kept…
Johnathan Franklin ‘12 of Los Angeles Rams
Jun 24, 2019 • 23 min
Johnathan Franklin ‘12 is a Los Angeles native heading into his 4th season in Community Affairs and Engagement for the Los Angeles Rams. Franklin describes his role as using the power of football as a platform to develop youth into the future leaders of…
Patrick Fontenette ‘16 of Game Seven Marketing
Jun 17, 2019 • 25 min
Patrick Fontenette ‘16 is a Production Coordinator at Game Seven Marketing. Channeling his creative and entrepreneurial spirit, Patrick has utilized his degree to launch a career in entertainment and event production. He started at Universal Cable…
Jasmine Yen ‘15 of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Jun 12, 2019 • 19 min
Jasmine Yen ‘15 is an Associate Recruiter for Warner Bros. Entertainment. In her role, Jasmine is responsible for various aspects of the recruitment process including sourcing and screening applicants, scheduling interviews with recruiters or hiring teams…
Jordyn Wieber ‘17 of UCLA Gymnastics
Jun 3, 2019 • 16 min
Jordyn Wieber ‘17 is an Olympic Gold Medalist and former Assistant Coach for UCLA Gymnastics. A member of the “Fierce Five” United States squad that won team gold at the 2012 Olympics, Jordyn was a two-time U.S. all-around champion (2011 and 2012) and the…
Greg Wolf ‘94 of CBS News
May 20, 2019 • 24 min
Greg Wolf ‘94 is a studio anchor & play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports 1 & PAC-12 Networks, having hosted the flagship shows on both networks. At FS1, he continues to work as a studio host for college football and basketball. He is also a play-by-play…
Jennifer Ferro ‘91 of KCRW
May 11, 2019 • 26 min
Jennifer Ferro ‘91 is President of KCRW, a Los Angeles-based public radio station known around the world for its curation of music, public affairs and cultural programming. As President, Jennifer has worked to transform the institution from Southern…
What is Bruin Success?
May 11, 2019 • 2 min
Welcome to Bruin Success, the newest podcast to hit the UCLA campus and Bruin community. We’re here to deliver “life after UCLA” stories from fellow Bruins who have graduated and gone on to conquer the world in diverse industries all around the globe.…