The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has a global network of more than 7,000 alumni living and working in more than 40 countries. UCLA Luskin’s Office of Alumni Relations seeks to engage all Luskin alumni in a meaningful way that facilitates a lifelong connection with each other, the School, and encourages support and guidance for future generations of Luskin students and fellow alumni.

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Network

Connect with hundreds of UCLA Luskin alumni & students in 4 easy steps by updating the education section in your personal LinkedIn profile:

  1. In the Education section of your personal profile, add “UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs” as your school (not UCLA, the undergraduate college)
  2. Add your “Dates Attended”
  3. Add your “Degree”
  4. Click “Save” and your profile will automatically connect to UCLA Luskin alumni & student profiles via the UCLA Luskin LinkedIn university page so you can network with fellow Luskin-ites!

Spotlight

For MPP alumna Vernessa Shih MPP ’14, she got the chance to relive one of her favorite student memories – a presidential debate – from an insider’s perspective. Shih spent the 2016 campaign working at Hillary for America in Brooklyn, New York where she served as digital correspondence manager. Read more.

Eve Garrow MSW ’03 PhD ’08, and distinguished research professor Yeheskel “Zeke” Haenfeld have been awarded the 2017 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize by Social Service (SSR) for research on professional power relations.  Read more.

Jennifer LeSar MA UP ’92, Cecilia Estolano MA UP ’01, and Katherine Perez-Estolano MA UP ’97 have one goal: change the world. Working together in the heart of Los Angeles, these three graduates of the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning program are fulfilling a shared vision of diversity and innovation. Read more.

UCLA Luskin Alumni of the Year

Alumni of the Year awards honor members of the alumni community who have been impactful through community service, public service, University service and/or professional achievement. By recognizing alumni, the award hopes to inspire leaders and change agents who advance solutions to society’s most-pressing problems.

Marvin J. Southard DSW ’83 has received the UCLA Luskin Joseph A. Nunn Social Welfare Alumnus of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions and tireless dedication to the field of mental health. The former director of the L.A. County Department of Mental Health retired last year, leaving behind a 17-year legacy that has been recognized on the state and national level. Read more.

Chuck Gatchell MPP ’05 has been named 2016 alumnus of the year by the Department of Public Policy. Based in Portland, Oregon, Gatchell is vice president of Nike Free (Running Footwear), where he leads design, development and product marketing functions for one of Nike’s largest businesses. With a passion for “thinking big, game-changing innovation, enabling and unleashing creativity, sustainability, purpose-driven organizations and human potential,” Gatchell embodies the kind of leader we are proud to have as part of the UCLA Luskin family. Gatchell is the first MPP alumnus to join the UCLA Luskin Board of Advisers.

Update & Feedback

Interested in speaking on a panel, serving on a committee, or helping with recruitment? Have you moved or changed jobs? Please take a moment to update your contact information and tell us how you’d like to get involved.

Contact the UCLA Luskin Office of Alumni Relations

We’d love to hear from you! Update us with your professional milestones, your day-to-day victories, as well as your ideas.

Marisa Lemorande
Director of Alumni Relations & Social Media
(310) 825-3589
mlemorande@luskin.ucla.edu