Jose Cervantez

Jose Cervantez


Number of quarters in CCL: 4

Why do you think it is important to study diversity and inclusion? 

There is much to be learned from people that are different from ourselves. Each and every one of us has a unique background, heritage, upbringing, value system, and insight that can add to our story and perspective of the world. It is with the help of each other that we can create a world full of humility, strength, depth and breadth.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?

As a transfer student, I felt extremely nervous and intimidated prior to beginning at UCLA, however, shortly after becoming a bruin I had the pleasure of presenting my research at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference. I absolutely loved it--I knew that UCLA was the school for me, and I could feel the confirmation from the very beginning of the day. The richness of the campus was evident in the students, classrooms, and instructors; UCLA has given me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and follow my passions.