Wednesday, December 11

Amal Dalmar, who was once a law student at University of California Hastings School of Law, is currently a freelance video producer at BuzzFeed. Dalmar is also running her own YouTube channel on the side. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)
Amal Dalmar, who was once a law student at University of California Hastings School of Law, is currently a freelance video producer at BuzzFeed. Dalmar is also running her own YouTube channel on the side. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Houston native Saagar Shaikh moved to Los Angeles following an internship at a talent agency in Texas. Shaikh said landing roles was difficult until he grew out his beard, which got him featured in a BuzzFeed article. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)
Houston native Saagar Shaikh moved to Los Angeles following an internship at a talent agency in Texas. Shaikh said landing roles was difficult until he grew out his beard, which got him featured in a BuzzFeed article. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)

UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)
UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)

Alumna Manaal Khan started her own production company Amyale, which translates to “those aspiring for infinity" from Arabic. Currently, Khan said she has many projects in development, including works from the Middle East, South Asia and the United States. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Manaal Khan started her own production company Amyale, which translates to “those aspiring for infinity" from Arabic. Currently, Khan said she has many projects in development, including works from the Middle East, South Asia and the United States. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Kausar Mohammed said she never considered acting to be a practical career since she rarely saw people who looked like her in popular media. But working with Spring Sing's theater group Company at UCLA ignited her love for sketch comedy and helped her remember why she loved acting, she said. (Courtesy of John Kiefer)
Alumna Kausar Mohammed said she never considered acting to be a practical career since she rarely saw people who looked like her in popular media. But working with Spring Sing's theater group Company at UCLA ignited her love for sketch comedy and helped her remember why she loved acting, she said. (Courtesy of John Kiefer)

Ali Baluch went against his parents' wishes when he abandoned his potential career in politics and instead pursued a film degree. Watching the film “Requiem for a Dream” is what inspired him to make art that would challenge those who watched it, he said. (Courtesy of Ali Baluch)
Ali Baluch went against his parents' wishes when he abandoned his potential career in politics and instead pursued a film degree. Watching the film “Requiem for a Dream” is what inspired him to make art that would challenge those who watched it, he said. (Courtesy of Ali Baluch)

Graduate student Bryant Griffin had fulfilled his dream of working for Lucasfilm. So, in 2016, he abandoned his 12-year career in visual effects to join the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's MFA directing program. He is currently working on his thesis project, which is a feature film about the reality’s veterans face once they have return home.
(Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
Graduate student Bryant Griffin had fulfilled his dream of working for Lucasfilm. So, in 2016, he abandoned his 12-year career in visual effects to join the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's MFA directing program. He is currently working on his thesis project, which is a feature film about the reality’s veterans face once they have return home.
(Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


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