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Pursuing My Passion

When I first came to UCLA, I knew that I wanted to join a student run community service organization that would enable me to simultaneously pursue my passion for volunteering while creating a network of friendships that would last a lifetime. I have found this and so much more through Bruin Belles Service Association. Not only have I been able to give back to my school and the community through a variety of philanthropy and campus culture opportunities, but I have met so many inspirational and driven women though Belles. I am very fortunate to call many Belles some of my closest friends. In addition to the numerous philanthropies and campus culture events offered, one thing that sets Bruin Belles apart is our organization's commitment to professionalism and the promotion of women's leadership. One of my favorite Belle events is our annual Women's Leadership Conference. Each year, Bruin Belles hosts a conference where we invite a diverse panel of inspirational women to speak to students, guests, and Bruin Belles at UCLA. The conference is designed to motivate and inspire young women.  This is one of my favorite events because by the end of the conference, I always walk away feeling empowered and motivated to overcome the challenges in my own life. This year I was able to play a larger role in the event by serving on the Women's Leadership Conference committee and assisted our women's leadership director in preparing for this year's conference, "Still We Rise". One of our speakers this year was our philanthropy director who spoke about overcoming her own battle with stage IV cancer. Working to successfully hold a large scale event in addition to hearing a a fellow Belle speak about her inspiring story makes me realize how truly incredible is is to be a part of an organization full of so many inspirational, passionate, and driven women who strive to make a difference in whatever they do. I am so grateful to be a Bruin Belle! 


Elizabeth Tran
Distinguished Belle
Second Year Bruin Belle

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