at UCLA, optimism Is a doubt-defying state-of-mind.
It’s California dreaming blended with daring, impactful doing. It makes us infinitely resilient, unyielding and undefeatable. It empowers us to drive perpetual progress in Los Angeles and around the world.
Optimism always finds a way.
Every day, people all over the world feel the positive impact of the discoveries and advancements that UCLA creates. Here are some stories of how Bruins make all of our lives better.
The people at UCLA challenge the impossible time and time again. Those who are reshaping our world for the better. The audacious ideal that binds us, we call it optimism. Discover the game-changers behind the endless breakthroughs, creations and innovations that optimism empowers.
Educational equity scholar, author
Immigration and day labor expert, thought leader
Neurosurgeon, cancer researcher, teacher
Roboticist, dreamer, educator
Opera singer, international sensation