Founder and President, Lauren is a second-year Political Science major and Professional Writing Minor. Lauren has five dogs back home in Orange County and spent her entire quarantine fostering! Lauren's favorite foster was a pitbull mix puppy named Maverick. Lauren hopes to go to law school and work in criminal justice reform.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Julianna is a fourth-year Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major Spanish minor. Julianna has a soft spot for her first foster, Rylee, who she gladly feeds french fries. Julianna plans to pursue medical school after UCLA, ultimately working in pediatrics.
Isabella is a fourth-year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major. Isabella is one of our longest term fosters and plans on attending medical school after graduation. Outside of school, Isabella works for The Breathe Institute in Los Angeles!
Lexie is a second-year Economics and Communications double major. Lexie loves her dogs at home in Torrance, CA, and did you know Harry Styles follows her on Twitter? Lexie plans to pursue graduate school after UCLA and eventually work in marketing.
David is a second-year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major looking to eventually work in genetics research. David has two labs at home, Bruin and Hershey, and also works as a Bruin Woods counselor! David is the go-to dogsitter for our Westwood fosters!
Michael is a third-year Neuroscience major, Global Health and Art History double minor from Topeka, Kansas! Michael plans to pursue a Master's degree in Public Health and potentially head to medical school. Michael can be found scootering around Westwood, checking in on all of our Westwood pups!
Kolten is a second-year Political Science and Sociology double major. Kolten's hometown is Honolulu, Hawaii! He plans on going to law school and ultimately working in Washington D.C. for either the Supreme Court or Congress.
Toni created A Wish for Animals in 2000 with the goal of rescuing and rehabilitating as many animals as possible. Toni works a day job in addition to her rescuing efforts, and we couldn't ask for a better Director!