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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. The Asian Management Student Association, Entrepreneur Association and Entertainment Management Association invite Anderson students to recognize the diversity of the AAPI community.
2022 Schedule of Events
AAPI in Venture Capital
Monday, May 9, 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Join AMSA and EA for a panel discussion that will explore the current state of venture capital investing. This session will highlight the panelists’ journey in venture capital and explain where social impact and DEI initiatives fit in the investment decision making process.


Melody Hahm (Harlem Capital)
Wilson Kyi (Basis Set Ventures)
Jane Lee (RPS Ventures)
Gordon Tsui (Root and Shoot Ventures)
Danielle Zhang (Clocktower Ventures)
Francesca Whitehead (G2 Venture Partners)

Stop Asian Hate
Tuesday, May 10, 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Join AMSA for a conversation with Professor Karen Umemoto and Jack Liang as we unpack the history of violence against the Asian community and the recent rise in violent incidents. Learn about Professor Umemoto’s research to understand anti-Asian violence and what we can do in its wake. Hear about Liang’s motivation to become an activist and bring together his community for a common cause.

Professor Karen Umemoto (UCLA Asian American Studies Center)
Jack Liang (Stop Asian Hate NYC)

Asians in the Workplace
Wednesday, May 11, 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Join AMSA for a panel discussion with experienced professionals as they discuss their time in corporate America and provide observations on the modern workplace, which is becoming a more diverse and inclusive environment.


Joyce Chang (Activision)
Jerry Won (Just Like Media)
Steve Yu (UCLA Law)
Mark Zee (Disney)

AAPI Heritage Month Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Barney’s Beanery Westwood

Come hang out with AMSA and allies as we enjoy food and drinks together in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

AAPI Entrepreneurship
Thursday, May 12, 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

AMSA and EA will host a panel of Asian entrepreneurs as they discuss their journeys to creating their companies, the obstacles they faced because of their background, how their community helped them succeed and how we can help more AAPI-owned businesses get off the ground.


Mike Kim (KPOP Foods)
Lynn Pham (Pocket Latte)
Will Zeng (Drunk Fruit)

L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

Come with AMSA and EMA as we take a trip to Little Tokyo for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Titled Digital Histories, the program is a mechanism for Asian and Pacific Islander older adults to use their unique voices and perspectives in sharing stories with younger generations. Digital Histories seeks to engage the under- and misrepresented population of APAs in mainstream media in a visible way.

Community Success

Welcome, New Faculty

Among UCLA Anderson’s new faculty hires in 2020 and 2021 are academics whose research expands our understanding of subjects ranging from gender bias in the workplace to entrepreneurial finance to the burgeoning fintech industry. We proudly add their insights and teaching excellence to business curriculum that draws students and faculty from around the globe.
In Their Words
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.
Dedicated to Diversity
UCLA Anderson drives change for an inclusive community.
Upcoming Events
motomura event

Anti-Asian Violence: Its Roots in the Legal System

Thursday, May 27, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PDT

Please join us for a presentation and open Q&A session with Professor Hiroshi Motomura

Event Highlights

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

UCLA Distinguished Professor Chris Tang led the campus community in a discussion of what has led to a glass ceiling for Asians in the workplace.

A Dialogue on Equity by Anderson

A student-led daylong summit examined our differences and our power to promote equity and inclusion among minority identities in business.

The Intersectional Experiences of Black, AAPI and Queer People

UCLA students and alumni embrace diversity within the LGBTQ community
Annual Event

Diwali Celebration

UCLA Anderson students celebrate the festival of lights with a Diwali dance during Anderson Afternoons social hour
Center for Global Management Event

Greater China Business Conference

The annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference explores the challenges and opportunities in U.S.-China cross-border business and investment
UCLA Anderson Student Clubs

Asian Management Student Association (AMSA)

Greater China Business Association (GCBA)

Japan America Business Association (JABA)

Korean Business Student Association (KBSA)

South Asian Business Association (SABA)

Southeast Asian Business Association (SEABA)

International Business Association (IBA)

Conversations That Matter
The world comes to UCLA Anderson through conversations with distinguished alumni and internationally renowned business leaders.
Alumni Highlights
Meet recent alumni to learn about their most memorable experiences at UCLA Anderson and beyond.
Local Response
UCLA and the Los Angeles region are rising to the challenges of systemic racism.
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