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Alumnae Sip and Share

Alumnae Sip & Share Series

The UCLA Alumnae Sip & Share Series aims to build an empowered network of women that choose to uplift alumnae. This year’s series focuses on the optimistic, creative and innovative spirit of our Bruin women. The creation of this online series is a response to the regularly programmed UCLA Alumnae conference being postponed due to the pandemic.


    • Learn from the experiences of other alumnae
    • Connect with a community of Bruin women
    • Learn ways to support other Bruin women
    • Understanding the challenge and opportunities that come with starting a new business from an identity-based perspective
    • Learn about resources available to you should you decide to open your own Bruin-owned business
    • A limited edition “She’s a Bruin” box featuring one item from each of our speakers along with more from the Alumni Association, find out more below.

      The “She’s a Bruin” box:

      The “She’s a Bruin” box, will include one item from each of our speakers. The box will include a flavored syrup, provided by Genever, for gin drinks, a bag of “loyalty” coffee from Nguyen Coffee Supply, and a “Xelas” baseball cap, provided by House of Xelas, that is customized using UCLA blue and gold. There will also be two stickers inside the box representing the series, one of the stickers mentioned will be created from a winning design selected from the art submission contest mentioned below.

        The art submission contest for the “She’s a Bruin” box, will be a contest with a $500 prize for the winning submission. The winning submission will serve as the logo/brand for the box itself, you can find more details about the art submission contest here.


        Roselma Samala ’96, Christine Sumiller ’98, & Patricia Perez ’98 of genever

        Feb. 26 – 7 p.m.

        Join us as we showcase Genever, The “Red Capiz Partners” welcome you to join them as they take you on a special tour of Genever itself! In addition to a live drink demo, they’ll also tell us about what it takes to be so successfully influential in their work, and help us understand the way they were able to so effectively support & empower their community using the space they created.

        Join the conversation on Facebook!

        Sahra Nguyen of nguyen coffee supply

        April 10, 2021 – 10 a.m.

        Join us as we home brew our morning coffees with Sahra Nguyen ’09. Along with the live coffee brewing demo everyone at home can follow along to, Sahra will be discussing the story behind her success and sharing her expertise on how she effectively made a difference in a world she knew no one paid enough attention to. Before logging off, everyone will also be welcome to ask Sahra to shed some light on any questions they have during a live Q&A.

        Join the conversation on Facebook!

        Corissa Hernandez of xelas, nativo hlp and legacy full circle financial

        May 17, 2021 – 6 p.m.

        Join us as we learn more about multifaceted alumna, Corissa Hernandez ’06. Corissa will take us on a virtual tour of her bar “Xelas”, she will then speak about the history behind what she’s built, the missions that drive her work & the stories behind the craft beer culture and beers themselves.

        Join the conversation on Facebook!

        See all Association-related happenings on our Events Calendar.
        Your support helps us strengthen the Bruin community.

        Still wondering what our series is about? Check out our Programs’ Page here.