Affinity Groups

Engage with Brunonians who share your interests and passions by joining an affinity group.

One alumni body, many voices.

We share more than just our ties to Brown. Through our affinity groups, alumni with common interests, identity, and purpose can connect across generations, regions, and professions with one another and the University. Together, they are working to enrich the Brown experience for the entire community.

Dancer performingA4 was created in 2003 to build connections between and among Brown University and its Asian and Asian American alumni, to encourage and facilitate positive experiences and engagement with the University, to act as a conduit and facilitator to adequately address the needs of the Brown Asian and Asian American community, and to build partnerships with members of the greater Brown community.

Go to A4 website

A4 Executive Officers:

  • Mingyi Wu ’19, East Greenwich, RI
  • Vi Mai ’17, Boston, MA
  • Waylon Jin ’19, New York, NY

Brown students looking over a laptop computerThe Brown Alumni Entrepreneurship Group's mission is to inspire, connect and support entrepreneurially-minded Brown alumni around the globe.

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People dancing in a roomBULAC seeks to maximize the Brown experience for Latinos, to serve as a representative voice for Latino alumni and to assist in the unification of alumni efforts to further and support the interests of Brown University. These goals shall be accomplished through networking, advocacy, and engaging (educationally and socially) Latino members of the Brown community and others.

Go to BULAC website

BULAC Executive Officers:

  • Ivon Rodriguez ’00 EMBA ’16, President, Southlake, TX
  • Giovanna Cavallo ’94, VP of Regional Engagement, Chicago, IL
  • Joanna Serrato ’08, VP of Finance & Development, San Benito, TX
  • Luis Campos ’14, VP of Communications, Shanghai, China
  • Ramon Stern ’05, VP of Campus Programs, Brazil
  • Sebastian Varon Crews ’22, Pre-Brown Experience Committee Chair, Providence, RI

Regional Groups

Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Boston


  • Araceli Hintermeister ’12
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Chicago (BULAC-CHI)


  • Vivian Garcia ’10
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Los Angeles (BULAC-LA)


  • Marisa Hernandez-Stern ’05
  • Rudy Torres ’16
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Miami (BULAC-MIA)


  • Araceli Hintermeister ’12
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of the New York Area (BULAC-NY)


  • Liliana Polo-McKenna ’00
  • Elsa Mora ’15
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Providence (BULAC-PVD)


  • Ramon Stern ’04
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of San Diego (BULAC-SD)


  • Patricia B. Zayas ’91
  • Christina Abuelo ’91

Military ceremony on the main greenBrown University Veterans Alumni Council (BUVAC) provides a way to convene Brown’s growing military-affiliated community by raising awareness of the University’s military-related news and activities and engaging veteran and ROTC through a formal mentoring program.

Learn more about BUVAC

Brown seal banner and rainbow flag hanging next to each otherThe Brown Alumni Pride Association (BAPA), formerly TBGALA, celebrates and amplifies LGBTQIA+ alumni of all schools of Brown University through advocacy, visibility, and community building. BAPA supports its members and strengthens its connection to the University by utilizing networking opportunities, social media, social action, outreach, and online and in-person events. BAPA is committed to honoring and promoting the diversity and intersectionality of its members, current students, faculty, administration, and other alumni affinity groups.

Visit the BAPA website

BAPA Steering Committee 2022-2023:

  • Mara Gottlieb '93, Stamford, CT — BAPA Co-Chair
  • Tyler Rubin '99, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ — BAPA Co-Chair
  • Patrick Snee '91, Brooklyn, NY
  • Quyên Truong '05, Hartford, CT
  • Dan Woog '75, Westport, CT
  • Aaron Yang ScM'13, Tacoma, WA
  • Ryan Grubbs '10, Brooklyn, NY — TBGALA Immediate Past-President

Group of women hugging on campusThis new initiative is bringing together a vibrant community of Brunonian women who are interested in tapping into their shared Brown roots for their lifelong social, professional, and intellectual development.

Learn more about the Brown Women's Network

Alumni hugging each otherIPC aims to strengthen Brown by directly addressing the needs and concerns of its Black alumni and establishing a productive interaction among Black alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Members of IPC endeavor to channel their energies toward broadening opportunities for the Black community of Brown and maximizing Black alumni participation in the life of the University.

Go to IPC website

IPC Executive Officers:

  • Andrea O'Neal ’03, President, Washington, DC
  • Reginald D. Williams II ’02, President-Elect, Washington, DC
  • Eleanor Brown ’93, Secretary, Washington, DC
  • Randi Richardson ’20, Recent Graduate Officer, Brooklyn, NY

Student performing on campusNABA seeks to improve connections among Native American Brown students and alumni; to better the learning and living experience of students through the support of campus groups; to increase Native American matriculation, retention, and graduation; to foster community between local Native American Tribes and the University; and to raise awareness of Native American issues.

Go to NABA Facebook page

NABA Executive Committee 2021-2022:

  • Davida Delmar ’07, Phoenix, AZ
  • Ashley McDonnell ’12, San Francisco, CA
  • Loyola J. Rankin ’12, Albuquerque, NM

RUE Leadership:

  • Jeffrey Liew RUE’13, President
  • Jennifer D. Vincent RUE’13, Vice President
  • J. Holt Littlefield RUE’92, 2nd Vice President
  • Penina Posner RUE’92, Treasurer
  • Kato McNickle RUE’09, Event Coordinator
  • Richard Lear RUE’98, Virtual Chair
  • Margaret Brooks RUE’81, Web/Electronic Communications Chair
  • Kate S. Stephan RUE’00, Regional Vice-Chair (East Coast)
  • Edissa Nicolas-Huntsman RUE’03, Regional Vice-Chair (West Coast)
  • Andres Idarraga RUE’08
  • David Salsone RUE’13