At UCLA, generations of Latinx students pursue higher education, build a cultural identity and create a legacy for future Bruins.


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), UCLA Anderson celebrates the contributions our students, alumni, faculty and staff have made to the university, to business leadership and to the community.


Student Spotlights

From the Blog

Consortium Is the Largest Diversity Network

First-gen college student Carmen Chávez (B.A. ’13, ’21) shares wisdom

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From the Blog

A Diversity of Career Resources

Max Olivares (’21) encourages incoming MBAs to ask questions

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In The news

Challenging the Status Quo

A candid Michael Vilardo (’21) chats with Poets & Quants

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From the Blog

A (Virtual) Day in the Life

DaVita summer intern Rosa Segura (’21) teams up for social responsibility

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Our Stories

impact week
From the Blog

The Most Critical Conversation

Melissa Noriega (’23) chose Anderson FEMBA for a crucial career pivot

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A Global Perspective on Social Impact

Anderson MBA Lizzeth Rosales (’20) envisions a more equitable world

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UCLA Anderson Community Ensures Jordan Barillas (’21) and Her Family Feel at Home

Fellowships allow MBA students to pursue career goals while helping to support loved ones

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Diego Reyes (’05) Brings Help Where It’s Needed in the Pandemic

Opportunity Zones investor gets behind One Anderson Student Relief Fund

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In The News

Researching the Gender Pay Gap

Professor Ricardo Perez-Truglia studied why the old boys’ club promotes its own

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Elenita Mezcal Differentiates Itself in a Fast-Growing Market

BusinessBecause profiled the best MBA startups to look out for in 2020 and spoke to the entrepreneurs behind a company incubated in the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator

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All-Inclusive Embrace

After wrapping UCLA Anderson’s expanded week-long Embracing Diversity initiative, Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heather Caruso reflected on the highlights key takeaways

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Anderson Inspired the Dedication of a UCLA Lifer

Bruin Patty Gonzalez Johnson (B.A. ’99, Riordan Fellow ’02) was a first-generation college student on the campus where she’s forged her career

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From The Blog

Growing a Greener Pipeline in Mexico and Beyond

According to award-winning businesswoman, renewables advocate and Mexican-American Sarah Valdovinos (’01), “Climate science shows that we have a problem. I’m not preoccupied with winning the debate about who’s causing it. The question is, what are we going to do about it?”

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Faculty Spotlight


Miguel M. Unzueta
Award-winning instruction in diversity and organizational behavior
“It is often said that perception is reality. My research explores the psychological motivations that underlie people’s perceptions of diversity-related phenomena in the present day.”

Miguel M. Unzueta
Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Diversity: Measuring How and Why Groups See It Differently

    Perceived differences between “diverse” and “sufficiently diverse”

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    White Men Admire a Company That Employs White Women

    But White Men, seeing African American women employed, don’t react so favorably

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  • Most Deserved

    Meet UCLA Anderson's 2019-2020 faculty award recipients

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    From The Blog

    ¿Cuál es el Problema Exactamente?

    His goal is not to teach students how to “win” every negotiation, but rather to identify what they want out of negotiations to achieve their goals, as well as to know when to walk away

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Organizations Have Committed to Better Representation, But Really?

Diego Benitez

There’s Passion in Progress

What’s it like to come to the United States with no undergraduate degree, earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Caltech, publish more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, pivot to brewing beer and then embark on your MBA? With credit for contributing to prize-winning research by two Nobel laureates, alumnus Diego Benitez founded Progress Brewing in South El Monte, California, in 2012. The former academic, now a successful full-time businessman, said as an Anderson student, “FEMBA is one of the best decisions of my life.”

Featuring:  Diego Benitez (’19), Founder, Owner and Brewer, Progress Brewing


Emprendedores y Empresas de Nueva Creación


El futuro es más prometedor para estas startups que comenzaron en el Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson

Riders Share

Founder: Guillermo Cornejo ('19)
Riders Share is the Airbnb of motorcycle rental, connecting unused motorcycles to licensed riders. Riders Share has the only insurance policy that works for both renters and owners of motorcycles in the sharing economy. 


Founders: Jordan Dil ('19), Mikel Noriega ('19)
Elenita is America's first mezcal ready-to-drink cocktail in a can, giving consumers an entry point into the world of mezcal. The company won the 2019 Knapp Venture Competition, taking home the $50,000 grand prize. 


Founders: Pablo Osorio Martini ('19), Joe Upchurch ('19)
Another Venture Accelerator success story, ClearClub provides teeth-grinders with custom night guards for 90% lower prices than dentists through its direct to consumer subscription service. 


Aprenderás de los Mejores


Nuestra facultad es reconocida como una de las mejores en el país

Daniel Saavedra

Assistant Professor of Accounting

"It is fair to say that all material information should be disclosed to the public if the SEC hasn’t granted a request to redact information. My research can only conclude that firms often withhold potentially material information without the SEC’s granting a request for confidential treatment."

Ricardo Perez-Truglia

Assistant Professor of Economics

“If we want to generate support to help the poor generally, we can correct misperceptions in the public. It would be productive to educate Americans that being poor is largely determined by factors outside of a person’s control. In that way, we might generate support for programs that actually address the state of American poverty.”

Fernanda Bravo

Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

“The health care industry is going through a major transformation. With the adoption of risk payment contracts between payers-providers, we will observe increasing market interactions. One of my research interests has focused on understanding the incentives in these interactions and how different pricing contracts can allow networks to align and share their opposing risks.”


Bienvenido al Club


Latin American Business Association (LABA)

Through a broad offering of professional and social events, the Latin American Business Association (LABA) aims to showcasing the region’s diverse cultures and business opportunities for the mutual benefit of our members and the broader Anderson community.

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The Alliance for Latinx Management at Anderson (ALMA)

ALMA is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and collaborative space to promote fellowship and professional development while celebrating American Latinx culture.

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Publicado en el UCLA Anderson Review


La revista académica, UCLA Anderson Review, contribuye en gran medida a la validación y al mismo tiempo a la difusión del conocimiento de avanzada

  • Diversity: Measuring How and Why Groups See It Differently

    Perceived differences between “diverse” and “sufficiently diverse”

    Read Story

    White Men Admire a Company That Employs White Women

    But White Men, seeing African American women employed, don’t react so favorably

    Read Story

Applied Management Research Field Study


Whether evaluating new models for microfinance, improving foreign supply chain efficiency or evaluating growth and expansion strategies, our global pro-social AMR field study projects make a real, immediate and often profound impact.


A plan to support the development of an environmentally sustainable value chain for coffee production in northern Peru


UCLA Anderson field study consultants find the project management key to sustaining Guyana’s indigenous communities


UCLA Anderson field study team dives deep into Galapagos tuna supply chain


On-the-ground strategies for eroded land in Guatemala’s coffee-growing regions


5 Questions

  • Jeremiah David (’15)

    Senior Operations and Compliance Manager, Environmental Charter Schools

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    Maggie Sandoval (’10)

    Director, Project Operations, Evidation Health

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    Ana Peña ('13)

    Director of Conference Support Team, Teach for All

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    Diana Salsa (B.A. '03, '09)

    Director of Marketing,
    Wonderful Citrus

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  • Erica Dionne ('09)

    VP of Product Development and Strategy, Digital Distribution, NBCUniversal Inc.

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UCLA Optimists


Adriana Galván

Associate Professor, Psychology

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Wasserman Dean, UCLA School of Education & Information Studies

Al Osborne

Senior Associate Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Ana-Christina Ramón

Assistant Director, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies


Riordan Programs



Providing a pathway for underrepresented students to excel in business and leadership

Tomorrow's leaders emerge from a transformational experience with Riordan mentors, educational workshops and community service. The Riordan Scholars Program, College to Career Program and MBA Fellows Program provide leadership and management training to diverse individuals all over the country.

Riordan podcast episodes

Episode 27

Christian Duncan
Riordan Scholars Alum Class of 2007

Topic: Graduation Day

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Mission


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Diversity at UCLA

Graduate education at UCLA couldn’t have reached the heights it has without a full commitment to welcoming and fostering the diverse population that today thrives on our campus.

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Toigo Foundation

Toigo’s mission is to foster the career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent by creating mechanisms for greater inclusion, from the classroom to the boardroom.

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UCLA LGBTQ Resource Center

UCLA’s LGBT Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness and an open, safe and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community.


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