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UCLA Transfer Student Center

Transfer Student Center Acting Director
pvelasco@saonet.ucla.edu

Paolo has served as the Director of the Bruin Resource Center since 2012. He is very appreciative to be in this role and have the opportunity to work closely with many amazing students and colleagues. Paolo received his B.A. from UCLA in American Literature & Culture, and following college worked as a high school English teacher and basketball coach. Upon returning to UCLA, Paolo worked in the Health Education department, received his M.A. in Higher Education & Organizational Change, and also taught classes as a Lecturer in Community Health Sciences. Paolo’s proudest accomplishments at UCLA include developing the Guardian Scholars Program, supporting the establishment of the Transfer Student Center and the Veteran Resource Center, and helping to raise millions of dollars to support student scholarships and services. Beyond work, Paolo loves coaching his kids’ club basketball teams, and he enjoys following the Lakers and UCLA Athletic teams. He also loves talking about movies and tv shows and some of his favorites include The Godfather, The Wire and Stranger Things.

Paolo Velasco