Graduate Education is committed to the improvement of research mentoring relationships for mentees and mentors throughout their journey at UCLA and beyond. Our mentoring initiatives are guided by evidence-based and culturally-responsive best practices, including curricula developed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER).

Our programs include the following:

Mentor Training for Faculty
Mentor Training for Postdocs
Mentoring Up (Mentee Training)
Mentor Training for Graduate Students

We also oversee the Division of Graduate Education Faculty Mentoring Award, which seeks to honor outstanding full-time faculty who have demonstrated exemplary mentorship and commitment to students and postdoctoral success.

Mentoring Initiatives Staff:

Jenny J. Lee
Director of Mentoring Initiatives
Jenny is a proud triple Bruin: as an undergraduate she double majored in sociology and communication studies and earned her M.Ed. in Student Affairs and Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA. She is committed to promoting a supportive environment that enables graduate students to thrive and reach their academic goals. To that end, she works closely with departments and students to help enhance the mentoring/advising relationship, and overseas various initiatives such as mentoring training and the DGE Faculty Mentoring Award.