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Undergraduate Advisory Board

Welcome to the History Department’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) webpage page. As part of our commitment to the intellectual, cross-cultural, and academic growth of our undergraduate students, our goal is to enhance the undergraduate experience through collaboration with administration, faculty, and staff to engender and implement activities and initiatives that have a positive impact on the learning environment, while also increasing the visibility, participation and, inclusion of the undergraduate student body in History.

The Board will strive to bring about diversity in interest, experience and skills of students, and enhance the academic undergraduate experience as a whole by incorporating feedback from current undergraduate students and alumni, while fostering a sense of community within the History Department; through: mentorship, advocacy, events, and initiatives.

Membership and Selection Criteria

Members must:

  • Have at least two quarters left at UCLA.
    • Be a current History Major/Minor
    • Be service driven and;
    • Have passion for History as a discipline and see its inter-connectedness within academia and beyond.


Application

The application cycle for Fall 2018-Spring 2019 is now closed. Applications for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 will be available in Summer 2019.

Current Board Members:

1) Lizett Aguilar

Lizett is a senior at UCLA, majoring in History with minors in Chicana/o Studies and Labor and Workplace Studies. She has interests in issues of racial inequality, worker's rights and immigration policy. After graduating from UCLA, she plans on attending graduate school to enact change in these areas. 

 

2) Scott Bays

My name is Scott Bays, and I am a third-year undergraduate pursuing a history degree along with minors in Russian Studies and Ancient Near East & Egyptology Studies. Originally from Houston, Texas, I have developed an interest in the Soviet Union and 20th-century Marxism. I am in the process of learning Russian so that I can begin a senior thesis about the Soviet Union in the spring. I am currently an opinion columnist for the Daily Bruin. I am also excited to be a part of the History Undergraduate Advisory Board for the 2018-2019 school year. In my spare time, I enjoy boring people with historical trivia or playing basketball at the gym. After graduating from UCLA, I hope to attend law school.

3) Christian Choe

My name is Christian Choe, and I am a fourth-year student pursuing a degree in History. This is my third year as a member of the History Undergraduate Advisory Board. My primary research interest is in the economic development of the United States in the nineteenth century; in particular, I am interested in issues of currency, issues of logistics, and how those issues have affected the growth of the American economy. I am developing a departmental honors thesis on two corporate rivalries in the twentieth-century transportation industry: Ford Motor vs. General Motors in the 1920s-1930s and the United Parcel Service vs. FedEx since the 1980s. I will also be serving as Treasurer for Phi Alpha Theta this year. 

4) Emily Luong

My name is Emily Luong. I am a second-year history student from San Jose, California with particular interests in US and Southeast Asian history. I am part of SEA CLEAR (Southeast Asian Campus Learning Education and Retention), which works toward the retention of Southeast Asian students at UCLA, as well as the Undergraduate Communication Association. I’m passionate about connecting my interest in history with my interests in other social studies fields, as well as furthering others’ access to resources. I'm also a makeup artist, specializing in working with people of color. I am so excited to join the History Undergraduate Advisory Board this year!

5) Delanie Moreland

Hello! My name is Delanie and I am a junior here at UCLA double-majoring in History and Psychology. I currently serve as the peer counselor for the History Department, and I am excited to expand upon that role as a member of HUAB. During my tenure, I hope to make the History Department become a second home for as many undergraduates as possible and teach them how to best use their resources. Beyond all this, I am an Orange County native, animal lover, and 1960s/1970s music enthusiast. When I'm not anxiously studying or writing a paper, you'll probably find me shopping for things I don't need, hanging out with friends, or attempting to pet dogs around campus.

6) Jade Quintero

Jade Quintero

Hi, my name is Jade and I am a history major with a gender study minor entering my last year at UCLA. I study mainly the Soviet Union in the latter half of the twentieth century as well as American civil rights movements in the 1960s. I am attempting to converge my two interests by completing an honors thesis about American perspectives of Soviet youth in the 1980s. I would love to continue my research work in the future as I pursue a Ph.D. in my post-undergraduate career. History is something I am immensely passionate about and I am excited to work with the history department to share my passion.

 

7) Victoria Sheber

Victoria Sheber is a second-year transfer student, double majoring in History and American Literature & Culture. Her focus is on American Revolutionary history. At UCLA, she works in the Bruin Political Union, USAC Office of the President, Fem Newsmag, American Association of University Women, CLAFI, and the Aleph Undergraduate Journal. She is also a speech and debate teacher at a local high school. She plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate and become a civil rights litigator.

8) Qihang Zhang