Hilary Tate and Brandon Skenandore

The 1st Year Enrichment Committee goals for this school year include creating lab video tutorials, providing general support to first years in academic persuits beyond laboratory, and introducing the first year class to important things ranging from loupes to class schedules. This committee also hopes to hold at least two exciting class events per quarter for the class of 2020.

Committee Goals


  • Assist D1s with locker, artbox, and drawer organization and publish a guide on burs and hand instruments.
  • Create a roadmap for each quarter including explaining organizations in the fall quarter and hosting an NBDE lunch and learn with a panel in the spring quarter.
  • We want the new D1s to have an easy transition into dental school. As the chairs, we’ll be their go to people for whatever questions or issues they may have. We’ll make ourselves available to them whenever needed because we understand the importance of guidance in new situations.



Brandon is originally from Seattle. When he is not riding his motorcycle, he enjoys surfing, exploring Los Angeles, and long walks on the beach. Hilary is not as brave as Brandon. She enjoys riding her bicycle on the beach and watching anything on BRAVO. She is on a mission to find the best churros in Los Angeles.

Brandon Skenandore: brandonskenandore@gmail.com
Hilary Tate: htate@ucla.edu