Southeast Asian Business Association (SEABA)

The UCLA Anderson Southeast Asian Business Association (SEABA) is an identity club for all students who would like to explore, understand and celebrate Southeast Asia’s rich heritage. SEABA intends to connect the Southeast Asia region and Anderson community through professional and social activities. The club seeks to serve Anderson students from all programs and nationalities who have an interest in the region.




Julian Ysmael


Angela Arunarsirakul


Gene Terdtoontaveedej

VP of Finance

Quan Yang

VP of Student Affairs

Bank Kalakarn

VP of Communications and Marketing

Minh Tran

VP of Social and Events

Brian Ha

VP of Social and Events

Alfath Harahap

VP of Alumni Relations

Melissa Wong

VP of Special Projects

Pitcha Leelapornpisid

VP of External Relations and Sponsorship




Southeast Asia Admit Buddy Program
SEABA assigns a buddy to each student admitted from Southeast Asia to make sure that they have a smooth transition into campus life at UCLA Anderson and have someone to answer their questions.

Prospective Students Coffee Chats
SEABA coordinates coffee chats with interested students in Southeast Asia. During these chats, our students share their success stories and detail real-life examples of what MBA life is like.

SEABA members are given opportunities to have dinner with SEABA alumni or Anderson students who have worked in Southeast Asia. These dinners are thematic and are organized by professional interest, industry and cuisine.

SEABA organizes a much wider set of activities, including:

  • Movie nights
  • Southeast Asia trek
  • Southeast Asia MBA Conference
  • International Food Festival
  • International Film Festival
  • SEABA food trek: Southeast Asian culinary experiences in Los Angeles
  • Lunar New Year celebration
  • Songkran celebration
  • Speaker Series: Connect with Southeast Asian alumni and strengthen the bond by bringing them to Anderson for talks
  • Networking happy hours
  • Admit events
  • Career events