May 5, 2015 marked the 89th Annual Word Trade Week in Los Angeles, and members of the UCLA Extension community were at the kickoff breakfast at the Beverly Hilton hotel to help celebrate the occasion. We were proud to sponsor the event once again, helping to provide a scholarship to a high school student interested in pursuing a career in international trade. Caroline Brown, 2015 World Trade Week Chair, stressed the World Trade Week committee’s commitment to supporting students interested in the field of international trade.
UCLA Extension International Trade & Commerce certificate students Yasmin Aljarki, Hector Pomares, and Parisa Golvani (pictured on the right) joined our staff at the breakfast and had the opportunity to hear keynote speaker Bret Johnsen, CFO of SpaceX. David Ono, co-anchor of ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. was the emcee of the event.