(Krystal Cunningham, MS&E Ph.D Student)


UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Fellow Bruins,


I am pleased to share some exciting news from my Office. This past May, I invited students to apply for the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Advisory Board. In that announcement, I indicated that I was looking for advisors, liaisons, and problem solvers who would support my Office’s mission of building equity for all.
As expected, I received a robust set of extraordinary applications from a collection of diverse and dynamic UCLA graduate and undergraduate students. Given the number of outstanding applications, it was impossible to select every qualified candidate. That said, I could not be more excited to announce that the following students have been selected to serve on the inaugural board:
Arielle Mokhtarzadeh
Alex Torpey
Brad Fingard
Chloe Pan
Connie Chang
Daisy Guilyard
Eduardo Lara
Guarav Lalsinghani
Isabel Leamon
Jabril Muhammad
Jacqueline Diaz Madrigal
Josh Tran
Kamil Oshundara
Krystal Cunningham
Stacey Shin
Vivian Wong
Like nearly every student who applied, each Board Member has a proven track record of caring deeply about equity and hustling to change the communities and institutions around them for the better. I look forward to working with, and learning from, each of these incoming Board Members. Most importantly, I am confident that their collective efforts will amplify their individual smarts and imagination.
I will provide more information regarding the Board soon. For the time being, I invite you to visit the recently revamped Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website, which continues to highlight the CrossChecks I’ve written over the past year. All questions related to the Student Advisory Board can be directed to , a member of my BruinX team.
As always, I welcome your thoughts, questions, or concerns.


Warm regards,
Jerry Kang
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion