UCLA Anderson is proud to welcome so many students, faculty, alumni, donors and staff who identify with the Asian and Pacific Islander community. With the full breadth of cultural and national heritages — including those of the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, South Asia and East Asia — we are greatly enriched by our community’s business expertise, cultural knowledge and extensive international experience in regions around the Pacific Rim. Through events and initiatives, our six student clubs affiliated with Asian identities bring to light the vibrant, complex cultural distinctions that are so vital to the entire UCLA campus.

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month at UCLA Anderson

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, when we celebrate individuals and groups of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We pay tribute to the generations that have enriched and strengthened our nation and celebrate our shared experiences.
Jillian Zhang (’25) and Jodi Yip (’25)

Community, Career, Culture

Jillian Zhang (’25) and Jodi Yip (’25)

Co-Presidents, Asian Management Student Association

UCLA Anderson student leadership is engaging across the campus community and across the globe to celebrate heritage and showcase talent in all industries.

Community Success

Through the Faculty Lens
UCLA Anderson’s renowned faculty contribute research with far-reaching global influence, including across the Asia-Pacific region. Their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise in crimes against AAPI people, supply chain disruptions and many other current topics have changed our experience of the world.
Meet our tastemakers

The First Asian-Inspired Hard Seltzer Is a Sell-Out

Beverage industry professional John Dalsey (’23) and music industry layoff casualty Jeremy Kim, with their friend Brando, an art director, co-founded 하드Nectar Hard Seltzer by scraping together $20,000 and incubating their company in UCLA Anderson’s Venture Accelerator. It was a trial-and-error, seat-of-their-pants enterprise that required soliciting another $100,000 from friends and family. They almost gave up in the face of more than 200 rejections from Los Angeles stores. In desperation, they posted their phone number and a compelling video, and sold out their initial stock before they knew it. Less than four years later, the Asian-inspired canned beverage is sold online and by major retailers in six states — giving the biggest brands a serious run for their money.

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