Message From the Board of Directors
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for helping ULAA host events throughout the past year, including Volunteer Day, Fiesta de Inspiración and our annual holiday mixer and toy drive . We look forward to your involvement in our scholarship readings, preparation for our 30th anniversary, event collaborations with diversity and regional networks, and other exciting opportunities for our 40,000+ members.

This newsletter will highlight:
  • Upcoming events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Year in review
  • Newly elected Latino public officials
  • Gratitude for our supporters
  • Committee openings
  • Official ULAA merchandise
Happy New Year from the ULAA Board of Directors!  

Soleil Delgadillo '09 – President
Janette Alvarez '98, M.U.R.P. '01 – Vice President
Karla Lopez Aguinaga '16 – Secretary
Brandon Rivera, U.N.E.X. '16 – Treasurer
Erika Rose Aspericueta '05 – Community Relations Chair
Laura Barrero '13 – Membership Chair
Maritza Cha '05, M.Ed. '07 – Scholarship Chair
Sergio Valenzuela '13 – University Relations Chair
Luisa Garcia '13 – Finance Chair

Open House, General Meeting and Happy Hour

Sunday, Jan. 27
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
James West Alumni Center 
We invite you to our annual open house and general meeting. Learn more about our network, how you can volunteer for one of our committees and be part of the Latino Bruin community. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Join us for happy hour at The Broxton in Westwood following the general meeting. 



UCLA Men's Basketball vs. Washington

Put on your blue and gold, and come out to cheer and 8-clap with alumni from various Diversity Networks and fans when UCLA Men’s Basketball faces Washington.


Professors in the Pub

Monday, Feb. 11
7 p.m.

Location TBD

In partnership with the Silicon Beach Network and UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs, you're invited to join us for a one-hour, lecture-style discussion with assistant professor Ananya Roy, M.C.P., Ph.D., who will discuss housing justice in L.A., segregation, gentrification and displacement and the impact of social movements. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Joe Bruin

Career Day | Presentation and Panel

The ULAA Scholarship Committee is looking for guest speakers to attend our annual Career Day in February. If you are interested in sharing information about your field, doing a presentation on networking, resumes, cover letters and/or interviews, please fill out the form here.
UCLA Alumni Scholarships Reception - ULAA

Scholarship Readers and Phone Interviewers 

Scholarship season is just around the corner! If you are interested in being a reader, click here to register. For those who are unsure of membership level, choose “member.” If you would like to be part of the ULAA phone interview process, click here.
Year in Review
Annual Holiday Toy Drive - ULAA

Annual Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive

More than $900 worth of toys was collected to support the Children's Institute, Inc.Thank you to our 30+ members for your generous contributions.
Fiesta de Inspiracion Scholarship Reception

Fiesta de Inspiración Scholarship Reception

The scholarship reception held in October was a great success, as we honored ULAA’s incoming 2018 Orgulloso scholars. More than $10,000 was raised towards our scholarship endowment and programming. A special thank you to our sponsors CKR Law Firm, Mama's International Tamales & Mamita’s Delights and Feel Good Salsa.
UCLA vs. Cal Football Game Watch Party

UCLA v. Cal Football | Watch Party

ULAA and UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association - Los Angeles chapter co-hosted a viewing party in October that offered alumni a chance to show off their school spirit. UCLA Football picked up its first win of the season against Cal.
Meet and Greet ULAA Board

Meet and Greet ULAA Board Members

In September, our newly elected board of directors shared its vision for the committees and network as a whole with 40+ members at Boomtown Brewery. 
Congratulations to Our Elected Officials
We are happy to announce that several Latino alumni were either elected, re-elected or confirmed into office. Congratulations to our Bruins!
  • Nanette Barragan '00, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lou Correa, MBA '85, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jimmy Gomez '99, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Raul Ruiz '94, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Linda Sanchez, J.D. '95, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ben Hueso '91, California State Senate
  • Anna Caballero, J.D. '79, California State Assembly
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva '08, California State Assembly
  • Rudy Salas '00, California State Assembly
  • Miguel Santiago '98, California State Assembly
  • Alejandra Cortez '14, Mayor, City of Bell Gardens
  • Jacque Casillas, M.P.P. '14, Corona City Council
  • Nelson Esparza, M.P.P. '15, Fresno City Council
  • Javier Perez '85, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Hon. Maria Lucy Armendariz '93, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • A. Veronica Sauceda '97, J.D. '01, Los Angeles County Superior Court
Gratitude for Our Supporters
Without your generous contributions, ULAA would not be able to support future students through our scholarship endowment or programming.
  • Nancy and Mario Camara '70, J.D. '73
  • Jose Cervantes '93, M.D. '98
  • Mark Davis '91
  • Miguel Mejia Duarte '00, J.D. '98
  • Max Espinoza '99
  • Ezequiel Aguilar-Farias and Pastor Herrera, Jr. '67
  • Adrian Hodge '92
  • J. Alberto Lemus '91
  • Alma Magana '03, M.S.N. '05
  • Rhoda Makoff '58, Ph.D. '61 and Dwight Makoff '57, M.D. '60
  • Rachel Mory '98
  • Bertha and Gabriel Munoz '97
  • Lupe Velez Ramirez '76, MBA '78, and Ricardo Ramirez
Committee Openings
Community Relations
We are looking for creative alumni who are interested in graphic and web design, journalism, social media, marketing and photography. We are also looking for alumni interested in connecting with local officials and planning events. Please contact Community Relations Chair Erika Aspericueta at easperic@ucla.edu.

Do you have an accounting or finance background? Do you own a business and would like to inquire about sponsoring an event?  Would you like to help us reach one million? Please contact Finance Committee Chair Luisa Garcia at luisa.a.garcia@alumni.ucla.edu.

If you are interested in planning future ULAA events, please contact Membership Committee Chair Laura Barrero at laurabarrero@alumni.ucla.edu.

Want to give back and help coordinate events for our Bruin scholarship recipients? please contact Scholarship Chair Maritza Cha at maritzacha@alumni.ucla.edu.

University Relations
Are you interested in the recruitment of students, faculty, administrators and monitoring policies and the practices of UCLA? Please contact University Relations Chair Sergio Valenzuela at svalenzuela@alumni.ucla.edu

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