PIHRA Student Chapters


Chapter Meetings:

555 Westwood Plaza Level B,
Los Angeles, CA 90095



• To provide University of California, Los Angeles students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of Human Resource Management
• To promote the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges.
• To encourage the acquisition, growth and continuation of our respective careers in human resource management through expanded knowledge, camaraderie, respect and mutual support among chapter members and through our affiliation with PIHRA and our sponsoring chapter.

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About Us

Located 15 miles West of Downtown Los Angeles in the city of Westwood, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is consistently ranked in the top 3 public schools and is currently ranked the 20th best university in the United States by the U.S. News. Currently, the only HR program offered at UCLA is under the UCLA Extension branch, which serves to help adult students get certified in specialized fields. Therefore, the program is not offered to undergraduates. For this reason, our student chapter aims to bring the knowledge and resources needed to make students interested in HR into competitive candidates.

Founded in the Fall of 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it is understandable that the UCLA student chapter is very young and very new. However, while the pandemic hindered chances of having in-person events, the student chapters’ founders worked hard to utilize the online setting to the best of their abilities. This meant various opportunities for chapter members to become more educated in Human Resources through networking directly with professionals, having their resumes critiqued, learning about the field through guest speakers, and so much more! We are a SHRM and PIHRA Student Chapter, and moving forward, we hope to continue these opportunities in person to many more students and improve the resources we offer.



Our Mission Statement

Our student chapter strives to be the community for the Bruin “HR Leaders of Tomorrow” by providing the tools, network, and career guidance needed for their success in the HR profession.



Meet the Board

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President:   Caroline Breckling

Vice Presidents:    Tyler Cordero

Treasurer:   Catherine Tong

Director of Internal Programs:   Emily Luong

Co-Director, Corporate Relations:  Monique Caridad

Co-Director, Corporate Relations:   Reni Araque

Director of Student Relations:   Ella Borsodi

Director of Communications:   Angela Marie Guevarra



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"PIHRA has been the backbone of my career in HR.  Throughout my 12 year membership I have benefited from continuing education with an array of knowledgeable speakers, networking opportunities, affordable rates, and most of all a sense of support and belonging." -Irma Kason, PHRca, SHRM-CP
“When I joined PIHRA I was only a few years into my career. I did not know what to expect or what to do. My PIHRA Chapter took me in and assisted me in a many different issues that popped up with my position as a Human Resources Manager. I served as the membership chair for my local chapter and loved to get other individuals excited about PIHRA. I even sat for my SPHR because of the people there that encouraged me to continue to learn and grow!”

~Christina Gonzalez-Hicks, MBA, SPHR, LEAPROS.