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2020 Doctoral Graduates

Join us in celebrating the Doctoral class of 2020! Below are our graduating students. Click to view their graduate celebration pages which include the degree being awarded, their department or program, dissertation title, and dissertation chair(s). Send them a congratulatory message on social media with: #UCLADoctoralClass2020

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Grouped by Major

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Aerospace Engineering

Cesar Huerta

Anthropology

Katelyn Jo Bishop

Molly Bloom

Amy Garey

Kotrina Kajokaite

Matthew Richard McCoy

Dalila Ozier

Mindy Steinberg

Christopher Stephan

Anoush Tamar Suni

Gwyneth Talley

Applied Linguistics

Yu-Hui Lee

Architecture

Mohamed Monkez Shaker

Shannon Starkey

Art History

Megan Bernstein

Kristina Borrman

My Chau

Soyeon Kim

Hye-Shim Yi

Asian Languages and Cultures

Ayano Azuma

Matthew Hayes

Jaehyun Jo

Shih-Wei Sun

Meimei Zhang

Astronomy

Michael Topping

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Hung-I Lee

Victor Pinto Abarzua

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Deborah Jarrett

Eric Torres

Charles Wang

Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology

Alexander Bradley

Jessica Davis

Ryan Lannan

Jonelle White

Bioengineering

Stanislav Culaclii

Arshia Ehsanipour

Rory Geoghegan

Dian Huang

Leeann Li

Po-Yu Lin

Jessica Martinez Martinez

Sam Carsten-Puisis Norris

Peter Pellionisz

Bau Pham

Elaine Qian

Kanav Saraf

Nova Smedley

Po-Min Wang

Bioinformatics

Adriana Arneson

Douglas Arneson

Christopher Hartl

Kimberly Insigne

Zong Miao

Stephen Tran

Ivette Zelaya

Yida Zhang

Zijun Zhang

Biology

Annabel Beichman

Zachary Gold

Katelyn Gostic

Manzhu Kang

William Tyler McCraney

Erin Toffelmier

Biomathematics

Bhaven Mistry

Biomedical Physics

Yu Gao

Anthony James Hardy

Biostatistics

Yan Wang

Lu Zhang

Cellular and Molecular Pathology

Jason S Hong

Chemical Engineering

Abdulaziz Alturki

Sara Azzam

Jeremy Conner

Yiu-Sun Hung

Soo Kim

Xianyang Li

Nicholas Liu

Ehsan Shirzaei Sani

Elias Sideris

Angus Sidore

Duo Xu

Zhihao Zhang

Chemistry

Renato Aguilera

Taylor Aubry-Komin

Alex Bagdasarian

Kevin Cannon

Kevin Cheung

Brett Cory

Rafal Dziedzic

Ziying Feng

Dominic Goronzy

Leibniz Hang

Morgan Howe

Dahee Jung

Kate Liu

Marco Messina

Matthew Pagenkopp

Brian Shao

Andrew Smaligo

Richard Sportsman

Logan Stewart

Matthew Voss

Shenkai Wang

Yiliu Wang

Devon Rose Widmer

Huimin Yang

Diana Yugay

Huanchen Zhai

Chicana & Chicano Studies

Leigh-Anna Hidalgo

Rafael Solorzano

Civil Engineering

Saman Abdullah

Barbaros Cetiner

Haiwen Gao

Yi-Hsuan Hsiao

Yu Miao

Tandre Oey

Zachary Stanko

Xiaobo Zhu

Yinghui Zhu

Community Health Sciences

Angela Gutierrez

Hannah Malan

Comparative Literature

Safoora Arbab

Allison Collins

Omar Zahzah

Computer Science

Moustafa Alzantot

Saikrishna Badrinarayanan

John Bender

Young-Kyu Choi

Ariyam Das

Nazanin Farahpour

Xiaohan Fei

Anahita Hosseini

Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran

Jui-Ting Ju

Ruirui Li

Behnam Shahbazi

Alex Wong

Peipei Zhou

Tao Zhou

Culture and Performance

Sevi Bayraktar

Maria Del Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz

Economics

Maria Arteaga

El Hadi Caoui

Felipe Carrera Galleguillos

Sepehr Ekbatani

Alexander Graupner

Jonathan Gu

Santiago Justel

Keyoung Lee

Lu Liu

Shuo Liu

Rustin Partow

Ksenia Shakhgildyan

Diana Maria Van Patten Rivera

Yilin Wang

Nan Wu

Renato Zaterka Giroldo

Education

Christin Ahn

Christina Apostolakis

Holly Bailey-Hofmann

Dustin Black

Anne Blackstock-Bernstein

Leah Bueso

Sandy Chavez

Seung Won Chung

Nora Cisneros

Monique Corral

Hilary Crocker

Jahneille Cunningham

Margaret Dahn

Jonathan Davis

Adrienne Dellinger

Christopher Fennell

Janelle Franco

Johanna Gamboa-Kroesen

Devon Graves

Katherine Griffin

Lindsay Hauptman

Mark Hill

Laura Hotchkiss

Alana Kinarsky

Kara Heidi Akemi Kogachi

Ung-Sang Lee

Shuai Li

Benjamin Logan

Jonathan Lopez

Lisa Miller

Tunette Powell

Emily Pressman

Timothy Randall

Jason Rock

Gloria Rodriguez

Lilia Rodriguez

Veronika Rozhenkova

Eric Setoguchi

Xiaopeng Shen

Andrea Steinman

Nadine Tanio

Christina Toolan

Anthony Steve Trochez

Christine Vega

Damani White-Lewis

Colin Williams

Jung Yun

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kartik Ahuja

Sulaiman Alghunaim

Ahmed Alzuhair

Seyed Mehrdad Babamir

Zachary Ballard

Mathew Biedka

Homa Esfahanizadeh

Wei Gu

Max Ho

Ahmed Ibrahim

Mohammed Karmoose

Faraz Khan

Weicong Li

Peng Lu

Vignesh Manohar

Srinivas Prasad Mysore Nagaraja

Hemant Saggar

Lingnan Song

Yulia Sunyoto

Zhe Wan

Jimmy Wu

Qianteng Wu

Yichen Wu

Jinsung Yoon

Kun Yuan

Heng Zhao

Electrical Engineering

 Atharav

Xiaoyu Che

Christopher Curwen

Jieqiong Du

Xiao Shi

Shiao-Po Tsai

English

Benjamin Shearer Beck

Katherine Bonnici

Jonathan Kincade

Samantha Morse

Kiel Steven Shaub

Robert Kyriakos Smith

Martin Zirulnik

Environmental Health Sciences

Olivia Ellis

Environmental Science and Engineering

Isaac Brown

Kazue Chinen

Jennifer Taylor

Arman Toumari

Epidemiology

Alvan Cheng

Aline Duarte Folle

Diep Nguyen

Kennarey Seang

Yu Yu

Yanglu Zhao

Ethnomusicology

Albert Agha

Film and Television

Aruna Ekanayake

Todd Shiga Kushigemachi

French and Francophone Studies

Elizabeth Collins

Gender Studies

Loron Benton

Fred Ariel Hernandez

Min Joo Lee

Esha Momeni

Geography

Catherine Tsukasa Bender

Lauren Nicole Brown

Qian Cao

Ali Nehme Hamdan

Daniel John Jensen

Lincoln Pitcher

Mu Xiao

Geology

Ellen Alexander

Kevin Coffey

Geophysics and Space Physics

Lior Rubanenko

Emily Smith

Health Policy and Management

Jonathan Baghdadi

Landon Gibson

Hiroshi Gotanda

Arpan Patel

Claire Than

Ayae Yamamoto

Dahai Yue

Hispanic Languages and Literatures

Veronica Garcia Moreno

Natassia Hott

Maria Teresa Monroe

History

Ceren Abi

Christopher Stephen Bingley

Xiang Chi

Iris Clever

Nicole Dannielle Gilhuis

Kristen Glasgow

Hippolyte Albert Goux

Samuel Keeley

Lindsay Alissa King

Kelly McCormick

Kevin Richardson

Citlali Riddell

Susan Rosenfeld

Guillermo Ruiz Stovel

Jeremiah Sladeck

Marjan Sarwar Wardaki

Dong Yan

Human Genetics

Malika Freund

Liangke Gou

Information Studies

Athanasia Chtena

Dustin O'hara

Leslie Swigart

Islamic Studies

Cameron Zargar

Italian

Viola Ardeni

Adriana Guarro

Linguistics

Nikolaos Angelopoulos

Daniela Culinovic

Isabelle Lin

Meng Yang

Management

Elicia John

Mahyar Kargar

Daniel Yavorsky

Geoffery Zheng

Materials Science and Engineering

Pedro Arias

Erin Askounis

Tingyu Bai

Michelle Flores Espinosa

Kelsey Folgner

Sungjoon Lee

Ariella Machness

Roxanne Radpour

Koichi Tanaka

Shin-Hung Tsai

Rui Wang

Ruining Wang

Zhengxu Wang

Nathan Weiss

Keo-Yuan Wu

Peiyi Ye

Xinke Yu

Ziyang Zhang

Hongxiang Zhao

Mathematics

Kevin Arlin

Allen David Boozer

Jeremy Brightbill

Shyr-Shea Chang

Mengyuan Ding

Michelle Feng

Thomas Gilton

Jiayin Guo

Qi Guo

Xuchen Han

Robert Hannah

Yacoub Kureh

Dohyun Kwon

Sangchul Lee

Jialin Liu

Yanli Liu

Cassidy Mentus

Minh Pham

Baichuan Yuan

John Zhang

Mechanical Engineering

Mohammad Alabdullah

Anthony Barra

Yu-Wei Chung

George Demoulin

Matthew Gerber

Muralikrishnan Gopalakrishnan Meena

Joshua Hooks

Jinzhao Hu

Kaiyuan Jin

Joonsang Kang

Behnam Khaki

Yu-Hsiu Lee

Ling Li

Tianxing Man

Obaidallah Munteshari

Jordan Price

Tyler Rhodes

Marco Riva

Abolfazl Sadeghpour

Joseph Schneider

Kuan-Wen Tung

Yide Wang

Jeffrey Yu

Xiaoguang Zhang

Xiongfeng Zhu

Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Kim Ngo

Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Evan Abt

Joseph Capri

Richard Morgan

Soumya Poddar

Xiang Yin

Molecular Biology

Cody Aros

Quen Cheng

Tran Do

Calvin Leung

Huachun Liu

Hung-Hao Lo

Shawntel Okonkwo

Jessica Ong

Cynthia Shu

Yang Tao

Guillaume Urtecho

Meaghan Valliere

Yurun Zhang

Molecular Toxicology

Dawoud Sulaiman Abdulmalek

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Kaitlin Dixie

Tien Dong

Wael El-Nachef

Laura Gabriela Kammel

Saemi Park

Shuin Park

Albert Sek

Daniel Whittaker

Music

Desiree Balfour

Patrick Gutman

Zachary Klein

Arash Majd

Zach Neufeld

Tomas Peire Serrate

Anastasia Petanova

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Scott Abramson

Danielle Michael Candelora

Martin Luther Chan

Andrew Danielson

Neuroscience

Daniel Alejandro Cantu

Katherine Lawrence

Janelle Liu

Jeffrey Richman

Xuan Tran

Nursing

Sharee Anzaldo

Joanne Fierro

Yalda Rahimi

Melissa Scalia

Nursing Practice

Melanie Altamirano

Annabelle Braun

Jerome Dayao

Nasrin Esnaashari

Yichun Fang

Kamala Gipson-McElroy

Yvette Goodridge

Erin Kopp

Anila Ladak

Cheryl Le Huquet

Maria Felicia Marcos

Angel Moreno

James Simmons

Oral Biology

Danny Hadaya

Jiayu Shi

Akrivoula Soundia

Philosophy

Antti Sakari Hiltunen

Andrew Lavin

Michael David Skiles

Physics

Mert Besken

Justin Christensen

Paul Crandall

Abhigyan Dasgupta

Alexander Edison

Daniel Gilman

Ashwin Hegde

Peter Heuer

Alexandra Latshaw

Jared Lodico

Nathan Majernik

Tom Frederik Neiser

Rajapaksayalage Rajapakse

Anthony Ransford

Ryan Roussel

Chandler Schlupf

Christian Schnaible

Physics and Biology in Medicine

John Ginn

Wenbo Gu

Political Science

Ari Barbalat

Manoel Gehrke Ryff Moreira

William Koppel

Daniel Lim

Naveed Mansoori

Eoghan McGreevy-Stafford

Evgeniya Nazrullaeva

Alexandra Petrachkova

Tyler Reny

Anton Sobolev

Feng Yang

Psychology

Ariana Naomi Bell

Todd Eric Brown

Carolyn Bufford Funk

Barbara Caplan

Susan Carrigan

Emily Escovar

Andrew Frane

Lauren Goldstein

Joanna Kim

Jeffrey Knotts

Leah Lessard

Bita Mesri

Teresa Nguyen

Hua Ni

Isabel Ramos

Amy Rapp

Leslie Rith-Najarian

Ben Shulman

Alexander Siegel

Lindsay Staples

Michael Sun

Timothy Williamson

Public Health

Lindsay Duplessis

Mahmoud Gaddoury

Heather Guentzel Frank

Joy Toyama

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sasha Razor

Social Welfare

Nikki Hozack

Lia Watai Marshall

Ioana Schmidt

Neha Srivastava

Sociology

Brooks Ambrose

Rebecca Dibennardo

Matthew Fox

Chiara Galli

Andrea Lee

Amberia Sargent

Mary Stepick

Special Education

Rosalinda Larios

Laura Rhinehart

Statistics

Mitchell Hill

Seyed Jal Kazemitabar Amirkolaei

Yang Liu

Seunghyun Min

Tao Yuan

Theater and Performance Studies

Hye Kyoung Kwon

Urban Planning

Stephen Brumbaugh

Andrew Schouten

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