UCLA’s David Preston: Open Source Learning Combines Academic Standards with 21st Century Workplace Skills


David PrestonAfter teaching at UCLA for ten years and operating his own management consulting firm, David Preston (’97, Ph.D., Education Policy) reached a point in his career when he recognized that the disconnect between faltering educational systems and thriving online technology could turn a national problem into new opportunities for student achievement. Read more


Anne Dela Cruz: Alumna Smooths Path to Graduate Studies at UCLA


Anne Dela CruzAs UCLA’s Graduate Division director of diversity, inclusion, and admissions, Anne Dela Cruz (’12, Ed.D., Educational Leadership Program) relies on her managerial expertise and her own personal experiences as a graduate student to help smooth the path to advanced degrees for prospective graduate students including underserved and underrepresented students. Read more


UCLA’s Jennifer Maiko Kishi: Former Ballerina En Pointe With Dance Heritage Coalition Fellowship


Jennifer MaikoAlthough Jennifer Maiko Kishi (’13, MLIS, Archival Science and Informatics) studied classical ballet, her latest contribution to the dance world is far from traditional. The recent graduate of the UCLA Department of Information Studies was awarded a Dance Heritage Coalition Preservation and Archives Fellowship. Read more