Internal vice president
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
I believe that the student experience is defined by how you feel on campus. You probably don’t remember every lecture you attended, but you remember the professors who inspired you. You may not remember the test you failed, but you remember the friends who supported you when you got your grade. UCLA is our home - and it should feel as such.
My freshman year, I found friends and mentors who made UCLA feel like home. These people inspired me to pay it forward. I joined the IVP office, hosting events that provided students with study spaces, food, and information about housing. In the USAC President’s office, I worked to connect students with UCLA alumni and provide networking opportunities.
My efforts to make UCLA feel like home have taught me not only about the resources available, but also about the resources that UCLA lacks. UCLA has flaws - from financial barriers to attending athletic events, to the complex room reservation process, to the lack of resources for sexual assault survivors on campus.
In order for UCLA students to have the best college experience possible, these issues cannot be ignored. As IVP, I will work to improve the student experience and make every Bruin feel they belong.
My name is Izzy Gardner, I am your next Internal Vice President, and I pledge to make this campus feel like home.