Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Tyson Walker

This August we are highlighting Native Bruin – Tyson Walker from the White Mountain Apache tribe. Dr. Tyson Walker was raised on the Fort Apache and Navajo reservations in Arizona. In 2004, Tyson graduated from Alchesay High School in Whiteriver, AZ. He then joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 2008. Prior to … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Stephanie Mushrush

This July issue marks both the first of our renamed “Native Bruin Highlight” series and a continuation of the 50th-anniversary monthly spotlight on our alumni. Our 50th anniversary year ended June 30th, but the feature proved to be highly popular and so we are continuing it. This month we are highlighting Native Bruin Stephanie Mushrush. … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Temryss Xeli’tia Lane

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Temryss Xeli’tia Lane is from the Golden Eagle Clan of Lummi Nation, a Coast Salish tribe in Washington State. Temryss is the Director of the Indian Country Team at Pyramid Communications, a Seattle-based public relations and strategic communications firm that supports tribes and tribal … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Eugene Herrod

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Eugene Herrod (Muscogee Creek) is a UCLA graduate who earned a BA in Anthropology in 1977 and currently teaches at College of the Muscogee Nation. He teaches Native students about land issues, gaming law, and Muscogee and Native American history and culture. Eugene was … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Kimberly Norris Guerrero

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Kimberly Norris Guerrero (Colville, Salish-Kootenai, Cherokee) is a UCLA graduate who earned a BA in History in 1989 and began pursuing a career in acting. Kimberly now serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production at UC Riverside where … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Kevin Hale

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Kevin Hale is a UCLA graduate who earned a BA in Sociology in 2016, and a Master of Social Welfare in 2018. Kevin, who is Diné believes that the education he received at UCLA enabled and empowered him to contribute to the social well-being … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Mikaela Grace Monson-Cox

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Mikaela Grace Monson-Cox is a 2015 UCLA graduate who earned a BA in American Indian Studies. Mikaela, who is Osage, went on to study law at Southwestern Law School, where she earned her JD in 2017. Mikaela currently works as a healthcare attorney in … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Natalie Stites Means

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Natalie Stites Means is a UCLA graduate who earned a BA in History, and a minor in American Indian Studies, in 1999. Means, who is Cheyenne River Lakota and Crow Creek Dakota, put herself through community college while working full-time to transfer to UCLA, … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Damien Montaño

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Damien Montaño is a 2017 UCLA graduate who earned an MA in American Indian Studies. He is Yoeme and Purépecha, and is currently working in collaboration with the Torres Martinez Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), where he leads a series of jewelry … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – LittleDove F. Rey

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center LittleDove F. Rey is a 2018 UCLA graduate who earned a BA in Psychology, with a minor in American Indian Studies. She is Maidu and Miwok from the Auburn Rancheria (United Auburn Indian Community), and currently attends the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, a program run by … Read more