UCLA Advocate In Action: Breana Weaver Embarks On Career Of Service

Just outside of the 8th Council District office, 2015 UCLA alumnus Breana Weaver poses with two historical downtown lanterns, installed under the leadership of Mayor Meredith Snyder on Jan. 17, 1920.

Seven months into her professional career as a field deputy for 8th District Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Breana Weaver couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as she, colleagues and the councilman strapped on gloves and passed out full Thanksgiving turkeys to 1,000 families in need.

The day was a culmination of hard work, and in the weeks before, Weaver had helped to identify those families through school districts, churches and nonprofit organizations.

“We wanted to purposely make sure they were families in need,” she said. “The logistics it takes to execute that — it was a lot of work and stress going into it. But once we got to the day, we had the council member and we were out there with gloves on, giving out the turkeys. Just the gratification you get when you know someone is genuinely appreciative of what you are doing, something as simple as a turkey goes a long way.”

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University representatives address campus climate concerns with Jewish Caucus

USAC President Danny Siegel describes the campus climate at UCLA related to Jewish students during a recent meeting with the Legislative Jewish Caucus.

Representatives from UCLA and UC Berkeley met with members of the Legislative Jewish Caucus Friday, Dec. 2, in San Francisco to respond to questions and clarify any concerns the Caucus has regarding campus climate issues for Jewish students at the two universities.

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