We are pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Adrias to the School of Nursing as the new Director of Alumni Relations and Associate Director of Development. Jonathan will be responsible for implementing a new alumni engagement program, engaging donors and alumni, meeting fundraising goals for the School of Nursing Annual Fund and supporting overall fundraising efforts of the School.
Jonathan joins us from California State University Northridge where he most recently served as the Student and Young Alumni Engagement Coordinator in the Office of Alumni Relations.
FAST 5 WITH JONATHAN
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT?
Starting this job! I’ve learned a lot about developing relationships with alumni in my previous roles, and so I’m excited to bring some good energy to this team. Especially with a place as prestigious as UCLA, I am incredibly humbled to have this opportunity.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO DECOMPRESS OR DESTRESS?
Yoga! Whether it’s Vinyasa, Hatha, Power, and even Hot Yoga or Bikram—I love it all. If you ever need a yoga buddy, I’m your guy!
IF YOU COULD BE ONE ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Most likely a Golden Retriever. I had one growing up, and they are just so friendly, happy, and goofy. I think it describes me perfectly.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE AND RESPECT?Absolutely my parents. They raised me with unconditional love and support. As immigrants from the Philippines, they have sacrificed so much for me and my siblings. I hope to be able to give them as much as they’ve given me one day.
WHAT’S ONE THING YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS?Develop a road map to get our alumni more engaged with the School of Nursing. Whether that be digital, physical, telekinetic… whatever it takes. We have a solid population of fantastic Nursing alumni that have left this campus, and my goal is to develop a plan to bring as many hearts and minds back.