Congratulations to Ignite Tutoring's Class of 2021!

Ignite Tutoring is incredibly proud of our tutors from the UCLA graduating class of 2021! They have done amazing work and grown so much during their time with us, all while finding a way to serve as inspiring mentors and role models during some of the most challenging of times. They have contributed greatly to the growth of Ignite Tutoring by cultivating students’ academic growth and overall confidence. While our team will miss them greatly, it has been such a pleasure to have these devoted leaders as part of our Ignite community during their time at UCLA. We are lucky to have some of these students continue with our team, while others will be moving on to new experiences!


To show our appreciation for the class of 2021, we are spotlighting eleven of our amazing tutors:



Caitlyn C

Bachelor of Arts - Communications with a Minor in Global Studies


Caitlyn is originally from New York. She loves the beach and exploring LA, finding new coffee houses, shopping, and—of course—walking dogs. She also loves hiking, baking and philanthropy. On campus, Caitlyn served as the Philanthropy Director of her sorority, Alpha Phi.


What is your plan for after graduation?

I am working as a Talent coordinator for Mayflower Entertainment.


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

As much as we all love school - everything outside of school is just as important! Say yes to every new experience, get involved on campus, meet new people, and always make time for having fun and doing things you love!




Cole Y.

Bachelor of Science - Business Economics


Cole is originally from Phoenix, and during his time at UCLA he was involved with the UCLA Recreation Department. as well as greek life. He enjoys hiking, camping, landscape photography, and playing soccer.


What is your plan for after graduation?

Working in Los Angeles as a Deal Advisory Associate


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Join as many different clubs and groups as possible!


Emma K.

Bachelor of Arts - Communications


Emma is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and was super involved on the UCLA campus. Not only was she a member of the Paper Mixtape, Surfrider, and a sorority, but she was also a part of Duffl—a student-founded and student-run delivery service. While Emma loves yoga, meditation, surfing, and swimming, she’s a big art girl. She held internships in interior design and graphic design, but also started her own jewelry line called Sable and Mer when she was only 15.


What is your plan for after graduation?

I am staying in Los Angeles!


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Enjoy every moment!



Grace Q.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Double Minors in Linguistics and Anthropology


Grace is originally from Santa Barbara! She is currently training to become a mental health coach for the UCLA Grand Depression Challenge, as well as volunteering at the Kasari Autism Lab at Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. In her free time she enjoys doing any outdoor activities such going on hikes, picnicking, and surfing. She is interested in pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology, with a focus on working with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Recently she worked as a one-on-one behavioral interventionist with kids on the spectrum through Innovative Behavioral Therapies, using ABA (applied behavior analysis).


What is your plan for after graduation?

I plan on taking a gap year to volunteer and travel! I will start grad school Fall ‘22 to become a speech-language pathologist!


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Be PRESENT and keep track of the things and people that make you feel love, joy, and at peace!! Enjoy every moment and don’t stress the small things — they are temporary and not worth the mental strain! Try to maintain a healthy balance of productivity and fun: constantly checking in with yourself, your well-being, and then considering an incorporation of activities that make you feel most fulfilled :)



Grant H.

Bachelor of Science - Material Sciences and Engineering


Grant is from Arizona! On campus, Grant did three years of lab research as an undergraduate research assistant, was the President and a mentor for the engineering school’s mentorship program, MentorSEAS, and served as a tour guide/ambassador for the school of engineering. He additionally interned at Boeing. In his free time Grant likes to play corn hole, video games, cook and loves to hike and travel internationally.


What is your plan for after graduation?

Moving to Spain to receive a masters in management!


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Surround yourself with people who are driven to be successful.



Hannah C.

Bachelor of Science - Applied Mathematics


Hannah was born and raised in California. On campus, she was a member of a sorority, Clean Consulting, Society of Women Engineers, and Young Tech Professionals. In her free time, she loves yoga, running, soccer, surfing, drawing, and reading.


What is your plan for after graduation?

Working as an environmental consultant at Guidehouse in Chicago!


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Engage in as many organizations and classes as you can during your first year, then choose several interesting things to really pursue and spend time on! Quality over quantity!


Heather W.

Bachelor of Arts - Global Studies and Political Science


Heather is originally from Connecticut. She's an avid reader (it's her favorite pastime), lover of running and skiing and she is very passionate about foreign affairs. On campus she was a member of Coaching Corps where she was a Head Coach for a youth basketball team.


What is your plan for after graduation?

I am taking a gap year and moving to New York City before law school.


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Say yes to life!



Ryan J.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology


Ryan is originally from San Jose, CA. On campus, Ryan worked at an Orthopedic Surgery research lab, Unified Sports LA, and was the Scholarship Chairman for Sigma Nu Fraternity. He also currently serves as head of philanthropy of Ignite Tutoring! In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, going to the beach, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.


What is your plan for after graduation?

Full time research for UCLA Orthopedic Surgery department and Ignite Impact!


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Fully believing in yourself will impact all areas of your life inside and outside of academics.



Stephanie I.

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science with a Concentration in American Politics


Stephanie is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Orange County, California. At UCLA, Stephanie was involved in UCLA’s Pre-Law Society, was an undergraduate Research Assistant for the Political Science Department, and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys snow skiing, watching Animal Planet and Chopped, creative writing – such as poetry, prose, journaling – playing tennis, and participating in pilates!


What is your plan for after graduation?

I am taking a gap year before starting law school to work as a Legal Assistant and Clerk at a family law firm in Miami, Florida!


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Do more activities! SAY YES TO EVERYTHING! Get more involved on campus and take advantage of what UCLA has to offer!



Torey A.

Bachelor of Science - Business Economics


Torey is originally from Seattle, Washington. At UCLA, Torey was a KPMG Campus Ambassador and involved in the Sigma Nu Fraternity. In his free time, Torey likes to play baseball, basketball, football, and likes to hike and play board games! Torey is also interested in finance and investing.


What is your plan for after graduation?

Deal Advisory Associate at KPMG


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Do as much as you can during your time at college, because there will be more opportunities than you can ever fully utilize.



Zachary K.

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering


Zachary graduated with the UCLA class of 2020 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, while also graduating from Caltech with a Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering. Currently, Zachary is pursuing his MS in Engineering Management at UCLA while also functioning as a Systems Engineer working on Satellite Payload Software at Northrop Grumman. During his undergrad at UCLA, he was extremely involved, including serving as Internal VP of IFC, VP and Director of Tours of the UCLA Engineering Communication Strategy Advisory Board and playing a lot of intramural sports.


What is your plan for after graduation?

I am continuing to work at Northrop Grumman on satellite programs, as well as work with Ignite Tutoring.


As a graduating senior, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman?

Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone in college. It’s all about exploring and trying new things!


We congratulate all the graduates from the class of 2021! You have overcome an incredibly difficult year – be proud of your accomplishments.


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