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UCLA Bruin Leaders Project

Pam Cysner
Pam Cysner is an advisor in UCLA SOLE (Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement), Trainer for UCLA’s Intergroup Relations Group, Program Coordinator at Eastlake Juvenile Hall, Anti Defamation League National Trainer and Mentor for the Alternatives to Violence Youth Program. Pam has been working as a trainer, mentor, advisor, advocate for children, youth, and social justice for over 20 years and is a committed ally to Westside Special Olympics and values the myriad of opportunities she has to work with and learn from the talented participants in all her programs.

Lloyd Wilkey
Lloyd is a sought after Speaker, Consultant and Advocate, who has worked with community-based organizations, school districts, government, law enforcement agencies, business interests, youth and families forging alliances and pushing for progress. He is a recognized Leader, Mentor, and Coach, as well as co-founder for the Alternatives to Violence Youth Project: KEEP IT REAL and Director of Youth Mentors Incorporated. Lloyd is an experienced Trainer, Facilitator and organizer who possesses an ability to help participants grapple with tough issues and reach for practical, equitable solutions. Lloyd is a valued Adjunct Faculty Member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance and a national Trainer for the Anti-Defamation League.

Steve Yu
Steve received his bachelors and M.B.A. from UCLA and now serves as the CFO and Assistant Dean at the UCLA School of Law. Throughout his experience, Steve learned that many of the skills necessary to “level up” is not taught in school. He has 20+ year experience with public speaking, networking, mentoring, and many other leadership traits. Steve is a former president of Bruin Toastmasters, a public speaking group here at UCLA, and former 3x Westside Alumni president. On his free time, Steve enjoys running, snowboarding and surfing.

Kris Kaupalolo
Kris serves as the program director of BRUIN LEADERS PROJECT and is the assistant director of the SOLE office. He also serves the campus community by being the voice for others when they need to be heard. He is a triple threat studying political science and biology with a minor in music during his undergraduate career. He currently is working towards his Ph.D. He loves to hang out with friends and engage in meaningful conversations in his freetime!