Meet The Team


Brooke Helmick

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Undergrad major: Gender Studies, double minor Theatre & Global Studies

Birthday: May 1st

What can students go to you for? 
Voicing concerns about The Hill, questions on ResLife government, good suggestions for Netflix, & any other concern they have! My goal is to be as accessible as possible whether that be in office hours, by email/text or through a social media platform. I fully believe in collaborative leadership; all student leaders have a unique perspective and their input can be the difference between a good program and a great one! My passions include increasing resource/education accessibility for students of color, LGBTQ inclusion/representation & sustainability.

A fun fact about you: I’m a huge nerd! I love Science Fiction, Marvel/DC, Star Wars, the SyFy network, etc! Let’s grab coffee and talk about it! 

Your favorite thing about UCLA: The diversity of the student body 

Director of Programming 

Drew A Jones

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Undergrad major: English and African American Studies

Birthday: May 22

What can students go to you for? Anything! Especially ideas involving making programming on the hill more inclusive and effective for all groups. 

A fun fact about you:  One goal I have is to publish a book during my lifetime; writing is one of my favorite things to do.

Your favorite thing about UCLA: (Most of) the professors I’ve had so far have just been amazing. I also love meeting so many different types of people from so many different places. 

Director of Finance

Nishma Chakraborty

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergrad major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, minors in: Biomedical Research, Art History
Birthday: October 3rd, 1999
What can students go to you for?
If you need help with regards to finances on the Hill (from the Funding and Advisory Board or funding-related questions for programming) lemme know! I'm also down to hang out/talk about college, Marvel, Harry Potter, and stuff:) 

A fun fact about you:
I write left-handed and play tennis right-handed. I'm not quite 100% ambidextrous I guess, but I can be depending on the task!
Your favorite thing about UCLA:
I love how kind and welcoming people are. This campus feels like home away from home and I definitely attribute that to Bruin community. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the ResLife fam this year:)

Director of Service

Mallory Springstead

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Undergrad major: Pre-Global Studies

Birthday: March 4th

What can students go to you for? I am the Service and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Director! I focus on service and recognition so students can come to me for any questions regarding joining NRHH, participating in events, or any questions related to service on the Hill!

A fun fact about you: I'm from NYC (we have the best pizza)!!

Your favorite thing about UCLA: My favorite thing about UCLA is the diversity within its students. We have so many unique people and cultures represented within the university. It is truly amazing to get to experience such a widely diverse and amazing group of people and get to see so many different perspectives and ideas. 

Director of Sustainability

Jasleen Kahlon

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Undergrad major: Environmental Science

Birthday: September 29, 2000

What can students go to you for? If you want to see a program focused around a particular area of sustainability, have questions/concerns about sustainability on the hill, or just want to chat about nature, come see me!!

A fun fact about you: I've travelled to every continent except Antarctica, that's next on the bucket list!

Your favorite thing about UCLA: I LOVE that we have so many green spaces and great places to hammock!

National Communications Coordinator

Arsh Gupta

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Undergrad major: Applied Math and Economics

Birthday: Nov 28th

What can students go to you for? For any Hill/USAC related questions or concerns, to discuss Marvel, literally talk about anything

A fun fact about you: I can rap the entire lyrics to Rap God and Alphabetical Aerobics

Your favorite thing about UCLA: The natural beauty of the campus (and the food. Oh, yes definitely the food)