Change Agent


Change Agent: Breaking Barriers

All-American gymnast Sadiqua Bynum ’16 may have fallen into Hollywood’s stunt world, but she landed on her feet and hit the ground running.

Change Agent: Politics, Explained

Ezra Klein ’05 discusses the challenges of journalism, writing his debut book, what he learned at UCLA and the Trump presidency.

Change Agent: Politics and the Press

At The Washington Post, Matea Gold leads a team of investigative reporters trying to sort out and report the facts amid the complexities of today’s polarized political system.

Rainbow Radio

Kathy Tu couldn’t speak English when she came to the U.S. at age 5. Now she’s a popular voice for the LGBTQ community and beyond at New York’s WNYC.

Change Agent: Problem Solver

Software designer Evan Sullivan ’13 is developing apps that enable drivers to remotely control their cars.

True Believer

After years of working as a newspaper reporter, ​​​​​​​X-Files executive producer Frank Spotnitz found his true calling in television.

Sustained Effort

Jaime Nack has built a thriving business creating sustainability plans for corporate, government and nonprofit clients.

Diving Into Film

Karina Silva has applied the skills she learned as an athlete toward her career in cinematography.

Change Agent: Girl Power

Bruin Diana Skaar has created a solid place for herself in Google’s high-tech arena. Now she wants to get girls of all ages to come along.

Food Service

Rachel Sumekh loves to feed people — especially those who are truly hungry.

Always Game

Pokémon on your shoulder? This game designer is turning heads with his work on augmented reality games that change the way we interact with our world.

A Ceiling Shattered

ABC’s new head of entertainment is determined to win with a diverse lineup of TV shows that reflect what America really looks like.

Life Lessons

Who better to inspire struggling students than a high school dropout who holds three UCLA degrees and heads the L.A. County Office of Education?

New Math

Anthony Yom’s work went mostly unnoticed until a student of his became one of 12 in the world to earn a perfect score on an AP calculus exam.

The Natural

Jake Heggie ’84, M.A. ’05 has felt most at home when he’s lost in music, performing and composing. His overnight success surprised no one more than him.

Of Moods and Madness

Kay Redfield Jamison knows depressive illnesses as both a patient and a doctor.

The Dancing Scientist

Jeffrey Vinokur M.S. ’13 found a way to combine his two loves: chemistry and hip-hop.

Welcome to the Jungle

From Lithuania to Los Angeles and on into the jungles of Costa Rica, a fascination with primates has taken Kotrina Kajokaite around the world.
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