Ajwang Rading, Co-Founder & Chair Ajwang Rading

Ajwang M. Rading is Co-Founder of the UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship. He graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a B.A in Political Science and a minor in Film & Television. He has also studied at Harvard Business School, under its SVMP and HBX programs.

Rading has served as Youth Advisor to the Clinton Peace Centre in Northern Ireland as well as Director of Global Citizenship for its international summer school.

Among his many accolades, Rading has received UCLA’s Senior of the Year Award, UCLA’s Chancellor’s Service Award, Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award, including the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Spike Lee Motivational Award. He is an alumni scholar of both the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Institute for Responsible Citizenship.

During the 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, Rading was interviewed alongside President Clinton’s former National Security Advisor, Nancy Soderberg, on BBC’s John Pienaar’s World Politics Show, providing commentary analyzing United States’ foreign policy.

Rading is a Senior Fellow for Humanity In Action as well as a Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice Congressional Fellow.

Madhu Narasimhan, Co-FounderMadhu Narasimhan

In 2012, as an undergraduate at UCLA, Madhu co-founded the Fellowship along with Ajwang Rading in order to empower the humanitarian aspirations of the UCLA community.

Madhu graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in South Asian studies. He is currently serving as a 2014 U.S. Fulbright Fellow in Southeast Asia.


Charles Alexander, AVP & DirectorCharles Alexander- Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Director of the Academic Advanced Program

Charles Alexander is the Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Director of the Academic Advanced Program. He provides full-time executive and intellectual leadership for a collection of programs designed for nearly 6,000 undergraduates from diverse populations, who have been historically underserved by higher education; these include students from low-income families, first-generation college students, and students from historically underrepresented groups. In addition to his role as Associate Vice Provost, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry.


Angela Campbell, DirectorAngela Deaver-Campbell- Director, UCLA Scholarship Resource Center

After graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) in 1988, Angela served as an HGSE Admissions Officer while concurrently supporting the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural Relations as its Project Coordinator. She moved to LA in 1989 and continued to work on various higher education initiatives within the UCLA College. In 1995 she helped to develop UCLA’s first Scholarship Resource Center (SRC)—a unique center which helps undergraduates to search for and to secure private funding. She has served as the founding director since 1996, and also works with the UCLA College Development Office to coordinate recruitment and selection processes for numerous UCLA College donor scholarships. The SRC also manages UCLA's national and international merit scholarships, and coordinates the annual Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society program and commencement.

Cindy Fan, Vice ProvostCindy Fan- Vice Provost, International Studies and Global Engagement

Cindy Fan is Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement and is responsible for UCLA’s global strategy, international partnerships, and International Institute. She is the first woman and Asian to hold that position. Previously, she was Chair of the Asian American Studies Department and Associate Dean of Social Sciences. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she received the PhD from Ohio State University. Vice Provost Fan has been a Professor of Geography at UCLA since 1989, and is internationally known for her research on migration, regional development and gender. Her book China on the Move is a pioneering study of rural-urban migration and split households. She frequently contributes to the New York Times and China Radio International and has delivered numerous keynotes around the world. She is a recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and major grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation and National Science Foundation.

Monroe Gorden, Jr., Interim VCMonroe Gorden, Jr.- Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Monroe Gorden, Jr. provides leadership for the integrated network of more than 20 departments whose programs, services, and experiences connect at some point with every UCLA student in virtually every aspect of life outside the classroom.  In addition, an area of ongoing focus has been academic preparation and fostering a college-going culture among underserved communities.   Monroe began his work at UCLA in 2006 as the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer.  He has taken on several roles during his 10 years at UCLA, including working as the Assistant and Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs. Monroe received his Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree, with a Business Emphasis, from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.


Folasade May, Assistant ProfessorFolasade May- Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Fola May is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA and co-Director of Global Health Education Programs at the UCLA Center of World Health. She is also the Director of Internal Medicine for Seed Global Health, an NGO that partners with the Peace Corps to increase clinical care capacity and strengthen health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. She received a B.A. in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University, a Masters of Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge (UK), a MD at Harvard University, and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She conducts research in cancer prevention and control, specifically related to access to cancer screening services and disparities in cancer outcomes.


Janina Montero, Senior Advisor to the Student AffairsJanina Montero- Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor

Dr. Montero provided leadership as the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs from 2003-2016.  Prior to her move to UCLA in 2003, Montero served as the chief student affairs officer at Brown University and at Princeton, and held the Dean of the College position, among others, at Wesleyan University. She earned three degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, including a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature.



Kal Raustiala, Associated Vice Provost Kal Raustiala- Director, Ronald. W. Burkle Center for International Relations; Professor, UCLA Law School and UCLA International institute (Program on Global Studies), Associate Vice Provost for International Studies

Professor Raustiala serves as Director of the Burkle Center at UCLA, which emphasizes interdisciplinary research and policy-oriented teaching while looking at the role of the United States in global cooperation and conflict. He is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serving on the editorial boards of and contributing to various international media outlets, from the American Journal of International Law to the International Herald Tribune and Le Monde. At UCLA, Professor Raustiala’s research focuses on international law and politics.


Telfilo F. Ruiz, Distinguished Professor of History Teofilo F. Ruiz- Distinguished Professor of History

Originally from Cuba, Professor Ruiz has taught at several renowned institutions in the U.S., as well as the Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His research focuses on the social and cultural (popular culture) history of late medieval and early modern Castile. Having been honored previously by the Carnegie Foundation for his outstanding teaching, Professor Ruiz was honored by President Obama as a 2012 recipient of the National Humanities Medal for his inspired teaching and writing.



Wendy SlusserWendelin Slusser, MD, MS- Associate Vice Provost of the Healthy Campus Initiative

Dr. Wendy Slusser is Associate Vice Provost at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for Chancellor Block’s Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA that was envisioned and is supported by Jane and Terry Semel; Dr. Slusser is also HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program. Dr. Slusser graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, received her Medical Degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and her Masters Degree in Science from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1996 and since then has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, infant and child nutrition and physical fitness.


Susan Swarts, Assistant Vice ProvostSusan Swarts- Assistant Vice Provost and Assistant Dean

Susan Swarts is the Assistant Vice Provost and Assistant Dean for Administration with the UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education. Susan helped launch the Global Citizens Fellowship in 2013 and continues to be a strong supporter of the fellows in their preparation for travel and project implementation. A native Ohioan, she graduated from Ohio State University with a BA and MA and is now completing her doctoral degree in Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.


G. Jennifer Wilson, Assistant Vice ProvostG. Jennifer Wilson- Assistant Vice Provost for Honors

Dr. Wilson received her BA in English at the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham in England and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A UCLA Luckman Distinguished Teacher, she specializes in literature of the American South, with additional focuses on the uses of history, politics, and culture in literature, as well as on honors pedagogy. She directs the College Honors program at UCLA. Dr. Wilson is the UCLA faculty representative for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships, including the Strauss Scholarship, in which students must design and, if selected, implement a public service project.