Sam Galvan

Sam Galvan

Number of quarters in CCL: 1

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

One of the things that makes life so special are the various backgrounds and stories that every person has to offer. By studying and encouraging the differences that we all share, we can find what connects us and what sets us apart and use that to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

All of the times that I feel most socially connected to UCLA are through the organizations that I am a part of, specifically with New Student Academic Programs. By being a part of a kind and inclusive staff while also getting to welcome incoming, I not only made some of my greatest friendships, but I also got to play a role in something bigger than just myself. I got to be at the start of somebody else's UCLA journey and I hope that my small impact carries on with those students as their impact on me always will.