My name is Allanah Soriano and I am a second-year double majoring in Sociology and Statistics and minoring in Asian American Studies. I am very interested in social networks as well as sociology theory. I am also very passionate about social and educational reform as I am an intern in CALPIRG; organizing basic needs for food and assistance to anyone who needs it. I am also a part of the Teach for America Ignite Fellowship and guide young students from low-income communities in their educational careers. I hope to continue my education beyond my undergraduate degree to become a Sociology professor. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, cooking, and drawing!
My name is Amanda Gong. I am a second-year undergraduate student majoring in psychology and sociology, and minoring in gender studies. I am from Beijing, China, and came to UCLA as an international student. I am passionate about mental health, especially social factors that influence individuals’ well-being. I also want to know how people can find meaning in their life and how they can find happiness.
My name is Louis Vela, I am a 4th year Sociology major with a specialization in computing and minor in Education Studies. I am passionate about politics, socioeconomics, and history. I wish to continue to learn more on these subjects because I believe they are extremely important in trying to alleviate inequalities seen throughout society. I also enjoy going on runs with my dogs and listening to audiobooks.
My name is Simone Evans and I am a 4th year Sociology major (2nd year transfer). I transferred from Citrus College and chose to pursue a degree in Sociology because I am fascinated by the way any society operates. Understanding people and their interactions has always been an interest of mine and I have enjoyed learning about all of the different avenues that make up Sociology. Outside of the classroom, I am a proud member of the Student Transfer Outreach and Mentor Program (STOMP) and have participated as a panelist in outreach events for high school and community college students. I believe we all have a special story to share and there is a place for everyone ay UCLA. I have also had the pleasure of working as a New Student Advisor for UCLAs New Student Academic Programs as well as a new student mentor to help students transition to University life. When I am not at UCLA, I enjoy reading books, hiking, traveling, and trying new foods!
Tara “TJ” Woodard