UCLA Luskin alums Alexa Delwiche and Clare Fox are working to reshape the food
landscape in Los Angeles.
Both work at the newly formed Los Angeles Food Policy
Council (LAFPC), which was established as the Food Policy Task Force by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2009. The LAFPC is a collaborative
network in Southern California ensuring food is healthy, affordable,
fair and sustainable.
Lee Mackey, who is currently earning his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and is a 2008 graduate of UCLA Luskin's Public Policy program, was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship earlier this year.
Shakari Byerly, a UCLA Luskin School graduate in Public Policy, was honored last year as “One of the Trailblazers” of 2011 by the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC). The group’s annual Empowerment Banquet serves to acknowledge inspiring women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in Politics, Community Advocacy, Entertainment, the Arts and Next Generation Leadership.
Public Policy student Brandon Dowling has been one of a select few to receive the Best and Brightest Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year, courtesy of the Millennium Momentum Foundation.Dowling, who is set to graduate from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in June, can add this honor to his already-growing résumé. The native of Palmdale, Calif. is also a Rosenfield Fellow, which is a high-level apprenticeship program at selected government
agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Three students from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany are the first set of exchange students in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' Public Policy program. Tina Dankmeyer, Amani Joas and Adriana Lopez all spent the Fall 2012 quarter as UCLA Luskin students as the pioneers of this program, which falls under Luskin's "International Initiative."
Bailey, a 1999 UCLA Luskin School graduate in Public Policy, won the November
election to become Riverside’s next mayor, representing his hometown and the 12th-largest city in California.