Class Notes

Breaking news of those breaking new ground. This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements and life changes of fellow Bruins. Here you can stay in touch, keep up and announce your own Class Note by submitting your story.

Christina Christie, Ph.D. ’01

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter announced the appointment of Christina (Tina) Christie, Ph.D. ’01, as Wasserman Dean of the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies (Ed&IS), effective April 1. A UCLA Ed&IS alumna and faculty member, Dr. Christie is professor of education and has served as interim dean of the school […]

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William S. King, M.S. ’61, Ph.D. ’67

William Stanley (Bill) King, M.S. ’61, Ph.D. ’67, passed away April 19 at age 85. Born in Monroe, La., on June 16, 1935, to John R. King and Jessie Lee Wilson, he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, before earning his graduate degrees in engineering at UCLA. A nationally recognized expert in […]

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Joanna Wheaton ’13

A group bike ride meant to build community and promote bicycle safety ended in tragedy in Flagstaff, Ariz., on May 28, as a tow truck collided with the group, injuring five and killing Joanna Wheaton ’13. “It would be tragic no matter what, but it’s hitting us even harder because this was one of the […]

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Alexandra K. LaFountain ’11

Alexandra LaFountain ’11 was honored as a 2021 Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine in Appellate and Employment & Labor. Read LaFountain’s previous class notes: July 2020 August 2018

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Perrie Weiner ’82

Perrie Weiner ’82, partner in charge of global law firm Baker McKenzie’s L.A. office, chairs the North America Securities Litigation Group for Baker McKenzie. Perrie was ranked in the 2021 Chambers USA edition for Litigation: Securities – California. Additionally, the practice was newly ranked in the 2021 Legal 500 U.S. Under Perrie’s leadership the practice […]

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Tony Medley ’61

Tony Medley ’61, a life member of MENSA, was recently admitted to membership in The Thousand®, The International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), which is restricted to the top 0.1% performers on an accepted IQ test. ISPE is the oldest 99.9% Society in the world and the third oldest high IQ society in the world […]

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Jeremy Evans ’05

Jeremy Evans ’05 has been elected president of the California Lawyers Association, the largest statewide voluntary bar association in the country. In September he will be sworn in to a two-year term. The California Lawyers Association is the statewide, voluntary bar association for all California lawyers. Created by the legislature in S.B. 36, the California […]

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Sandra Cano ’99, Ed.D. ’18

Sandra Cano ’99, Ed.D. ’18, has been selected as the new executive director of City Year Los Angeles. City Year is an AmeriCorps program which places young adults alongside teachers in systemically under-resourced schools to improve academic outcomes and provide social emotional support for students. Cano is a lifelong educator, former teacher, and principal. Before […]

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Renee Eng ’03, Cert. ’08, Cert. ’12, MBA ’13

Renee Eng ’03, Cert. ’08, Cert. ’12, MBA ’13, was nominated for an Emmy Award for a human trafficking segment she did last year for Spectrum News 1’s “In Focus SoCal.” Eng majored in economics as an undergraduate, completed certificates in the Riordan Program at UCLA Anderson and in journalism with a concentration in media […]

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Alissa Hecht Gardenswartz ’92

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced that Alissa Gardenswartz ’92 was one of two shareholders named co-chairs of the firm’s State Attorneys General practice group. An accomplished litigator and respected former regulator, Gardenswartz helps clients navigate inquiries from state attorneys general and federal authorities through her extensive legal knowledge and relationships with government officials across the […]

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Dr. Adrienne Youdim ’98

Adrienne Youdim ’98, M.D., FACP, is celebrating the release of her book, “Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss From the Inside Out.” From the book’s publicity materials: About the Book Our hunger for perfection, for belonging, for presence, for meaning all contribute to our desire for food. For over fifteen years, […]

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