Distinguished Belles are recognized members of the organization that aid the Executive Board in running the organization and serve as liaisons between the Executive Board and General Membership. They are bestowed this important title due to their dedication towards the organization and passion for service. Distinguished Belles work tirelessly in ensuring that all Baby Belles feel welcome and well integrated within the organization!
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Major: Physiological Science Hometown: Riverside, CA Favorite Belles Memory: Helping plan and organize the Beyond the Belles Talent Show the past two years! We brought together talent groups from UCLA and local schools and fundraised money to support after school enrichment programs. Seeing our committee work hard to put on this event and feeling the excitement of all the performance groups when showcasing their talents really showed me how impactful Bruin Belles is throughout the community!
Major: Mathematics for Teaching Hometown: Brea, CA Favorite Belles Memory: Beyond the Belles 2019 Showcase! So fun to see all our performers come together.
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Hometown: American Canyon, CA Favorite Belles Memory: Volunteering at the food bank with all current belles and belles alumni!
Major: Global Studies Hometown: Berkeley, CA Favorite Belles Memory: Disneyland! I got to know so many belles and bond over our classes, hobbies, and other passions.
Major: Human Biology and Society Minor: Global Health and Italian Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Favorite Belles Memory: Winter Retreat!! I had so much fun running around campus with all of the belles and got to meet my belle family at the end of the night!
Major: Economics Hometown: Modesto, CA Favorite Belles Memory: Attending the Hollywood Film Awards with fellow Belles as a seat-filler!
Major: Psychobiology Hometown: San Jose, CA Favorite Belles Memory: Of my many favorite belle memories, volunteering at the LA county food bank is high on my list! I absolutely loved not only being able to help our community but share stories and laughs with other fellow belles.
Major: Neuroscience Hometown: Riverside, CA Favorite Belles Memory: I absolutely loved Disneyland because it was such a magical experience bonding with Belles and trying out all of the iconic Disney treats! If you need any recommendations, the other sophomore Belles and I can definitely assist!
Major: Psychobiology Hometown: La Canada, CA Favorite Belles Memory: One of my favorite memories was bonding with all the other Belles at Disneyland. I truly felt Belle love when we were sharing beignets and group hugs during the fireworks, and I am so lucky to have found a home away from home.
Major: Psychology Minor: Disability Studies Hometown: Morgan Hill, CA Favorite Belles Memory: I have so many amazing memories with Belles! I loved going to Disneyland and exploring the Grand Californian Lodge with a few belles! I also had such an amazing experience volunteering with Share a Meal.
Major: Public Affairs Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA Favorite Belles Memory: My favorite Belles memory is when we went to Disneyland! That's when I started to really get to know and bond with other Belles. I got to see how each Belle was unique in their passions, but similar in their hearts to serve others. I felt the Belle love and the Disney magic at the same time!
Major: Human Biology and Society Hometown: Dallas, TX Favorite Belles Memory: My favorite Belles memory is probably Women's Leadership Conference! I loved hearing the speakers share their stories, and being part of the planning committee was such a great experience!
Major: International Development Studies & Sociology, Minor: Professional Writing Hometown: Nashville, TN Favorite Belles Memory: (One of) my favorite belles memories was going to the Hollywood Film Awards as a seat filler freshmen year! Not only did I get to have a conversation with many stars (Anne Hathaway!), I bonded with different belles <3. At this event, I met a fellow belle and now one of my best friends, Ambika. It will forever be an amazing day between talking nonstop in line together
Major: Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience Minor Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma Favorite Belle Memory: Too many to choose only one! One of my favorite Belle's memories was at a documentary night to watch Period. End of Sentence. This documentary inspired a deep and personal discussion on reproductive health and access around the globe. It was great being able to have a comfortable space to share all perspectives and experiences on topics relevant to all of us. I think there is a lot of
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