At UCLA, generations of Latino 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.


Our Stories


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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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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¿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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Outgoing ASA Prez Ignited Culture Shift

"I feel that I was able to leave Anderson a better place than what it was when I first arrived and I am confident that the changes we have worked to implement will be institutionalized and endure long after I leave Anderson"

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Meeting as Equals

Community engagement expert Gil Penalosa (’84) explains how walkable cities promote social integration

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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

Miguel M. Unzueta

Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs; Professor of Management and Organizations

"It is often said that 'perception is reality.' [I research] the psychological motivations that underlie people's perceptions of diversity-related phenomena."

Fernanda Bravo

Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

“My work relies on collaboration with industry partners to identify trade-offs, validate models and pursue practical innovation and potential implementation of my solutions.”

Ricardo Perez-Truglia

Assistant Professor of Economics

“What do others think of you? Are you rich? Smart? Hard-working? The desire to shape these opinions is a powerful driver of human behavior ... We need to know what people believe in order to truly understand their motivations.”

Sebastian Edwards

Professor of Global Economics and Management

"For the better part of a century, populism was widely regarded as a distinctly Latin American phenomenon, a recurring political plague on countries such as Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela."


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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Anderson Latino Management Association (ALMA)

ALMA is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and collaborative environment to promote professional development and business leadership while celebrating the American Latino experience.

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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


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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Learn About the Organizations That Advance Our
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Mission


Other Resources


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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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