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Riordan 34th Virtual Gala

 
Join us as we honor distinguished members of the
Riordan Programs community

2021

Riordan Gala Awards Presentation | 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. PDT
Alumni Panels | 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. PDT
 

All programs are independently funded and we welcome donations for those who are attending. Donations of $60.00 or more will receive a Riordan Programs swag box. 

Honoring
 
Deena Williams Mangrum
Riordan Fellow (’95)
Director
Talent Strategy and Human Resources
Para Los Niños
Arthur P. Johnson Jr.
Riordan Fellow (’93)
Chief Strategy Officer
Pure Storage
J. Alberto Lemus
Riordan Fellow (’93)
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Atwater Infrastructure Partners
Award Ceremony Speakers
 
Antonio Bernardo
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management
Professor Miguel Unzueta
Riordan Programs Board Chair; Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs
Amara Hill
Riordan Scholar ('21)
Roxanne Mendez
Executive Director
The Riordan Programs
Hosted By
 
Renee Eng
Riordan Fellow (’08)
Alumni Panels and Speakers
 
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. PDT
FOUNDERS ROOM
Discussion with Riordan Alumni Startup Founders
Felix Ruano
College to Career (’14)
Co-Founder and CEO
Emile Learning
Khiry Kemp
College to Career (’15)
Co-Founder
Oppti
Quynh Onel
Riordan Fellow (’12)
Founder
Betty
Denyse Walls
Riordan Fellow (’16)
Co-Founder and COO
myth/magick
Mabel Frías
Riordan Fellow (’14)
MODERATED BY
Jessica Rodriguez (’22)
Riordan Fellow (’19)
CONTENT CREATION ROOM
Discussion About Giving a Voice to a Diverse Narrative
Briana McElroy
Riordan Fellow (’14)
Global Client Lead
Media & Entertainment
Twitter
Tia Williams
Riordan Fellow (’18)
Manager
Overall Deals, Original Series
Netflix
Diana Salsa
Riordan Fellow (’03)
Senior Director of Marketing
The Wonderful Company
Henry Pacheco
Riordan Fellow (’04)
Content Producer
ServiceNow
MODERATED BY
Camilo Cuellar (’22)
Riordan Fellow (’15)
INVESTORS ROOM
Discussion About Angel Investing, Portfolio/Investment Strategies and Opportunities to Support Local Ventures
Lisha Bell
Riordan Fellow (’03)
Co-Founder
BLXVC
Pierre Le Veaux
Riordan Fellow (’07)
Partner
Seed at the Table
ASK ME ANYTHING HONOREE PANEL
Discussion with Tonight’s Honorees
Deena Williams Mangrum
Riordan Fellow (’95)
Director
Talent Strategy and Human Resources
Para Los Niños
Arthur P. Johnson Jr.
Riordan Fellow (’93)
Chief Strategy Officer
Pure Storage
J. Alberto Lemus
Riordan Fellow (’93)
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Atwater Infrastructure Partners
MODERATED BY
Rebecca Phuong (’22)
Riordan Fellow (’18)



Los Angeles is known for so many things – Tinseltown, fashion, the coastal lifestyle – but it’s the rich cultures of our diverse communities that have made the fabric of this city so beautiful and strong. For 35 years, inspired young people who hail from these communities have been shown a path to college, graduate school and to success in life, thanks to the Riordan Programs. Please join us on May 13 as we look from then – to now – in celebration of this pivotal, life-changing program!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Arcelia Flores at (310) 206-3596 or arcelia.flores@anderson.ucla.edu

All proceeds benefit the Riordan Scholars Program, scholarships and fellowships.