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Alexandra Brown

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Alexandra Brown currently serves as the Senior Director for UCLA Parent and Family Programs, where she and her team provide programming and resources to parents and families of current undergraduates. She joined the UCLA team in 2013 as an Associate Director and has diligently worked to expand and enhance the office’s volunteer engagement, resources and services. Alex first gained interest in working with families of college students as a Parent Orientation Aide at the University at Buffalo, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Before coming in to her role at UCLA, Alex earned her Masters in Postsecondary Administration in Student Affairs at the University of Southern California (USC), worked as a Program Coordinator with USC’s Orientation Programs, and subsequently served for two years as an Advisor to graduate students in USC’s School of Pharmacy.

Alex has demonstrated great success in assisting Bruin families through building and sustaining strong campus and community partnerships. She also has had great success cultivating parent commitment to serving the UCLA community via the Parents’ Council through the successful recruitment and advising of exceptional UCLA parent leaders. In addition to her work with UCLA’s parents and families, she is also a national leader on Parent and Family Programs through her roles in NASPA as 2017-2019 Chair of the Parent and Family Relations Knowledge Community (PFRKC) and 2018 National Conference Chair for the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP). Her work with, and continued passion to serve, this constituency has illustrated the positive impact parent and family involvement has on student success in the university setting and she looks forward to continuing to expand the services and programming available to families.