Welcome to UCLA’s newly-minted Minority Housestaff Organization! We are thrilled to start this academic year with you and excited for our evolution over this next year.
We hope you enjoy our first quarterly newsletter, meant to celebrate our collective brilliance, beauty and joy. Especially for those who may be onlys in their divisions or departments, our intention is to provide a safe space and launch point for community-building as you start/continue your journey at UCLA.
We welcome any creative ideas about how to improve this newsletter and can’t wait to watch this family grow. Sign up to be an MHO member and spread the word!
Til next time,
Jennifer Bailey, Manal Khan, Erica Manrriquez and Precious Fortes
(Community and Professional Development Committee)
PS If you are willing to share any personal or professional achievements, please email EManrriquez@mednet.ucla.edu so we can include you in next quarter’s newsletter. No milestone is too small!
LAVORS OF THE WEEK
Located in Sawtelle, @jackfruitcafe is THE place for vegan soul food and is Black- owned to boot. Try the jackfruit soul bowl!
On the corner of National and Rose, @simpangasia packs a punch of flavor with Halal Indonesian cuisine. If you're looking for some spice wrapped in a banana leaf, this is the spot!
@badmaashla is a “hip” Indian restaurant in Fairfax that marries eastern flavors and western sensibilities (without diluting the desi-ness). Try the onion fritters, butter chicken samosa, chicken tikka, badmaash fried chicken or chili cheese naan. Wash it down with the oat milk chai!