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A Senior's Reflection

A Senior's Reflection   As my time at UCLA and Belles comes to an end, I want to reflect on all the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have over the past years. I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many great people, many of whom I have found through Belles. This community has given me so much and I could not be more appreciative. It provided such a welcoming and open space for me to grow as a person when I first arrived on campus at UCLA after a full year of online school. With the time I have been given in Westwood,  I have been challenged academically, learned to embrace independence and time alone, and have learned more about myself in the process. That is truly a gift.   That being said, some of my favorite and most impactful Belle events have been Meals on Wheels and Baby2Baby. Meals on Wheels was an amazing experience, and I truly felt like I was making a difference in the community. Through this organization, we packed meals and distributed them to older adults who ar

Surrounded by Inspirational Women

 Surrounded by Inspirational Women Belles has provided me with a community of women who are nothing short of breathtaking. Every social or volunteering event I have attended in these past couple of years, I have always been accompanied by a powerful group of women. Everyone in this organization has so much to offer and amazing lessons to share, from professional tips to learning how to knit; the Bruin Belles community truly has it all. At the beginning of the Fall quarter, I hosted a pumpkin painting social where I was accompanied by six amazing individuals. This night was filled with endless laughter, exciting life updates, and future aspirations. I will always look back on this event fondly, as I was impressed by everyone's career and personal goals. It has been a privilege to be surrounded by so many amazing individuals who have inspired me to push myself to new boundaries. Each and every single Belle embodies so much love, kindness, and wisdom. They have all shown up for me in