By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerAs part of the Season of Service series, which highlights
projects that aid underserved populations, the Luskin School of Public Affairs
hosted two recent events where panelists discussed how organizations can contribute to
a solution to homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
Panelists included representatives of local organizations
and of the UCLA community committed to changing the lives of those in chronic
By Angel Ibanez, UCLA Luskin student writerFor over 15 years, the Senior Fellows Leadership
Program has been helping to prepare students for careers as change agents in
the world by pairing them with leaders in the field as mentors.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, UCLA Luskin student writerUrban Planning alumnus Jonathan Pacheco Bell will be leading
a professional etiquette workshop on Oct. 20 for UCLA Luskin students seeking
to make themselves more competitive in the job market.
Veteran journalist and author Jim Newton will join the faculty and staff of UCLA in a new role designed to deepen UCLA’s ties to the civic life of Los Angeles and the region.Newton, is best known for his 25-year career at the Los Angeles Times, where he spent time as a reporter, editor, bureau chief, editorial page editor and columnist.
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Public Policy alumna Jaime Nack (MPP ’02) was at the White
House on September 24 to join fellow National Women’s Business Council Members
for briefings with senior White House staff and representatives from Congress
to discuss policies that impact women entrepreneurs and business owners.
Foreign Service Officer Michelle G. Los Banos
will serve as UCLA’s new Diplomat in Residence for the 2014 – 2016 academic
years. She was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as Diplomat
in Residence for Southern California and Hawaii and will be housed in the UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs.