Matt joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in September 2015. Since joining the team, Matt has been focused on assessing and reengaging the staff and fitness centers in all of UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind's LAUSD schools. Prior to working at UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, Matt was a frontline development officer for UCLA’s Parent Philanthropy and Engagement Program.
Originally from Yorba Linda in Orange County, CA, Matt graduated from UCLA with a double major in Geography/Environmental Studies and History. As a student, he worked at the student gym on campus, spent summers working in Lake Arrowhead as a UCLA camp counselor, and sang in an a cappella group.
Matt spent his childhood visiting national parks across the Unites States and still maintains that passion for exploring the outdoors today, whether it is hiking, camping, or traveling.
Amanda joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in December of 2016. As the Program Manager, she administers Sound Body Sound Mind grants and fosters relationships with current and future Sound Body Sound Mind fitness center recipients.
A Southern California native, Amanda received her B.A. from UCLA in Geography and Environmental Studies. She then moved to New Orleans where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University.
Taking full advantage of the Southern California weather, Amanda loves to hike, swim, and rock climb.
Charles joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in February 2018.
Since joining the staff, Charles has been working on all things related to fundraising and development. Prior to working at UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, Charles worked as a fundraising and development consultant for Guidance In Giving, Inc.
Born and raised in Valley Stream, NY, Charles graduated from Johnson State College in Johnson, VT with a degree in Health Science. Charles was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. Upon graduation, Charles went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys working out, playing sports, and being with family and friends.
Jocelyn joined UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind in May of 2018. She manages the marketing and media efforts for the program. Prior to joining the UCLA team, Jocelyn worked in advertising and news writing.
Originally from New Mexico, Jocelyn graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has a Master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she helped teach a journalism course and worked for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada.
Health and fitness are pillars of Jocelyn’s daily life. She enjoys hiking, yoga, and cooking healthy meals.