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The Power of Mentors

Find out what it’s like to be mentored by an icon, how sharing experience is more impactful than sharing knowledge and why former gang leaders can become positive role models. Plus, learn practical tips from these UCLA experts for finding or becoming a mentor.

The Optimists

Paul Barber
Paul Barber Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of UCLA’s Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences.
Jorja Leap
Jorja Leap Adjunct professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, executive director of the UCLA Social Justice Research Partnership.
Christine Simmons
Christine Simmons Class of 1998, president & COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, UCLA Alumni Board president.