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About our Chapter

The Global Research and Consulting (GRC) Group is an internationally-oriented educational non-profit with an expansive network of students from universities all over the world. Our mission is to drive global social impact change and empower students to become responsible future leaders, and we have completed over 60 projects with past clients including UNESCO, World Bank, Wikipedia, Oxfam, WWF, and many more.

Global Research and Consulting Group at UCLA (GRC@UCLA) empowers students to provide impactful insights for NGOs and social impact startups across the globe. We are not a single entity, but a diverse community striving to achieve Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) goals. 


Founded in 2021 by UCLA undergraduates, GRC@UCLA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We aim to provide members access to global leadership and networking opportunities across the 20+ GRC chapters worldwide and make meaningful impacts on both international and local communities. 


GRC members will gain hands-on experience working with NGOs and social impact startups to promote social responsibility and sustainability. From hosting guest speaker events and workshops catered to international recruiting and aptitude tests, to organizing consulting portfolios geared towards sustainability, GRC@UCLA strives to develop member’s careers and nurture them into socially responsible leaders.



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Different Languages spoken fluently

Meet our Team


Justin Lai

“GRC has helped me understand that consulting is always a conversation—a continuous dialogue that allows room for both improvement and creativity.”

James Lee is a junior at Columbia College studying Economics. His professional interests include investment banking and consulting, with his past experiences including roles at Bain, EY-Parthenon, and in the military as an active duty service member.




Rhea Varkhedi

VP of Project Development

Jason Phan is a junior studying Economics and Urban Studies at UC Berkeley. He is passionate about making the world a better place through social impact-oriented initiatives.


Kyle Pendleton

VP of External Affairs

Selina Yang

VP of Operations


Kristen Fung

VP of Operations


Christopher Koh

VP of Insights


Ryan Wee

VP of Development/ Treasurer

Our Clients