Location: Kerckhoff Hall, Room 128
Summer Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
Academic Year Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
Heather Adams Transfer Student Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
With over twenty years of experience in public speaking, fundraising, multimedia marketing, public relations, and career coaching in the Entertainment Industry, Heather Adams currently focuses on overseeing the development of the Transfer Program in the Bruin Resource Center at UCLA. A non-traditional transfer student herself, Heather has been an advocate for students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds since enrolling at Santa Monica Community College and transferring to UCLA, where she graduated with honors. Heather’s primary research has focused on the non-traditional and transfer student experience, institutional shifts that best serve this growing and diverse population, and ways in which to strengthen career development opportunities for college students and promote fluid collaborations between universities and the workforce.
Abraham RamirezStudent Staffabramirez@saonet.ucla.edu
My name is Abraham “Abe” Ramirez. I’m an English major and a recent transfer from Mount San Antonio College. While at Community College, I was a student instructor, and I received an Associate Degree in English. I was also the newsletter editor for the Honors Program and the president of the Honors Ambassadors club. Now at UCLA, my goal is to become a better writer. I’ve published newsletters, journalism articles, and long-form articles. I hope to eventually be considered a “Jack-of-all-trades” in writing. My role at the Transfer Center is to develop our web content, social media, and to be an awesome team member. I know that transfers have a unique college experience, and I’m here to help out anyone who needs it, or simply here to hang out if anyone wants to.
Let’s get to know each other!
Hey yo! How are y'all doing? I'm Anne, a 4th year Psychology major. When I first transferred to UCLA, I was intimidated by the quickness of the quarter system (10 weeks) because I was just so used to the semester system (20+ weeks). It may seem difficult at first but you'll eventually adjust. It took me at least a week to adapt to the pace while juggling extracurricular activities such as Foundations, PTSP, UniCamp, jobs, etc. Just keep doing something productive (i.e., do readings or home works) every single day so that you don't fall behind. If you find yourself falling behind, do not panic! It's NOT the end of the world. Keep cool, be positive, and do your very best to catch up. If you need academic or emotional or any other kind of support, don't hesitate to visit me or any of the transfer interns in the Transfer Center (currently, the Bruin Resource Center). :-)
Just a little quote to keep y'all strong and motivated: "There are better starters than me but I'm a strong FINISHER." - Usain Bolt. Remember, there will always be people who are smarter than you but don't let them stop you from reaching your dreams.
Christine WatersStudent Staffcwaters@saonet.ucla.edu
My name is Christine ‘Cami’ Waters. I transferred from East Los Angeles Community College and am a Gender Studies major. Currently I volunteer working with woman who have experienced trauma and are rebuilding their lives. After graduating UCLA, hopefully I will pursue my Masters in Social work (MSW) and continue to get my Ph.D. in Psychology to better help other women.
Along with being a student, I am also a single mother to a beautifully energetic and sharp witted 3 year old who is constantly keeping me on my toes. The journey to get to UCLA has been one of the most rewarding times for me and I feel grateful to be able to bring my daughter along for the journey. As parenting students, being able to bring our children on campus, I believe sends such a powerful message that will stick with our children forever!
A few things I like to remind myself: Stop. Breathe. Take in the surroundings and remember we are never given more than we can handle-Challenged, but never more than we are capable of!!!! We all have our own individual mark to leave on this world, so let’s mark it up!!!!
The Bruin Resource Center (BRC) is open Monday- Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Mon: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm