Students

Recent posts that showcase the engagement of our students.

Health, Wealth, & Power: A Student's Perspective

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By Vianney Gomez and Celina Avalos As policy fellows with the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), we are afforded unique opportunities to engage in professional development training and experiences that enhance our skill…

Professional Development through Networking in the Bay Area

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By Amado Castillo and Eduardo Solis With over 1,000 organizations at UCLA, it is difficult for undergraduates to carve out a place and establish a presence on campus. In 2017, UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences and the Luskin School…

UCLA LPPI Study Identifies Barriers Latino Students Face When Pursuing a Medical Career in California

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UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative study finds that Latino students pursuing a medical career in California must overcome significant barriers to successfully become physicians. The main barriers identified are: financial and opportunity…

Bargaining for the Common Good: An Analysis of the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike

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By Betty Hung, Staff Director, and Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center Thirty-four thousand Los Angeles teachers launched a six-day strike from January 14 to 22, 2019, impacting five hundred thousand students and their families. On…

Growing Up Bilingual in Multilingual Los Angeles

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By Lilit Ghazaryan UCLA Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology Immigrant families living in the United States are often faced with the challenge of either raising their children monolingual or putting the emphasis on also teaching…

Nail Files: Low-Wage Work in the National Nail Salon Sector

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By Preeti Sharma, Saba Waheed, and Vina Nguyen With the holiday season upon us, many people will visit salons to be pampered and have their nails done. Once a place of luxury for elite women only, US nail salons were democratized in the…

Factors That Influence the Acceptance of Corruption in Brazil

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By Sergio Guedes Reis, UCLA Master of Social Science ‘18 Citizens all over the world consistently rank corruption as one of the most important public issues of our time. For instance, global market research firm IPSOS polled 21 thousand…

Students Participate in Collective Bargaining Exercise at UCLA

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By Kent Wong Director, UCLA Labor Center The UCLA fall quarter course Introduction to Labor and Workplace Studies: Class, Race and Social Justice gave 240 students the opportunity to participate in a collective bargaining simulation,…

UCLA Professor Frasure-Yokley Discusses Her Electoral Research on MSNBC -- Watch Video Here

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On October 8, UCLA Professor Lorrie Frasure-Yokley and UCLA LPPI policy fellow Celina Avalos were interviewed by MSNBC reporter Katy Tur. Check out the video HERE. Learn more about the Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS)…