UCLA Teaching Aide, Alice Thai (UCLA '14) leading a discussion section (Winter 2015).

Teaching Aides

The UCLA Global Classroom Teaching Aides come from a wide variety of majors including Art History, East Asian Studies, Global Studies, International Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Urban Planning.

After working with UCLA Global Classroom, they have been extremely successful in obtaining offers from graduate/professional schools and institutions in the private, public, and NGO sectors.

Gabriel Butler (2016 to Present)

Gabriel received his B.A. from UCLA in Business Economics with a minor in Japanese in 2009.  He is a JASSO scholar and has been teaching in China since 2010.

Adrienne Ou (2016 to Present)

Adrienne graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Classics.  After graduating from UCLA, she hopes to become a career diplomat via the U.S. Foreign Service.

Sarah Roman (2017 to Present)

Sarah graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a B.A. (Honors) in Art History.  She then received a Chinese government scholarship to study at Beijing University and graduated in 2017 with a M.A. in International Relations.  She hopes to work in international education and promote educational exchange between the U.S. and China.

Joseph “Joey” Saraceno (2016-2017)

Joey graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude).  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at USC.  His research interests include regional identity politics, civil society and mental health, global governance, and social movements in the U.S.

Alycia Cheng (2014-2016)

Alycia received a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA in 2011 with a Minor in Urban and Regional Studies and then completed her M.A in UCLA’s Urban and Regional Planning Department in 2014.  She currently works for UCLA Urban Planning.

Cathy He (2015-2016)

Cathy graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies. She currently works as a Program Associate at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in Washington, D.C.

Alice Thai (2014-2015)

Alice earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 2014 with a Minor in Spanish. She is currently pursuing a law degree at New York University, School of Law where she is a Mitchell Jacobson Scholar, a staff editor of the Annual Survey of American Law, and Co-Chair of the Women of Color Collective.

Kevan Wilbanks (2012-2014)

Kevan graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Studies and a Minor in French and Francophone Studies. He currently works for the UCLA International Institute. 

Melanie Sie (2013-2014)

Melanie graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Studies and a Minor in Chinese.   Melanie has worked USAID and currently works on the Legal Operations team at Google. 

Tyler Babcock (2011-2013)

Tyler received his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona in 2010 and taught for UCLA Global Classroom for three years. He received a dual MBA and Master's degree from Georgetown University in 2015. Tyler is now a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted in Shanghai. 

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