By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin Student Writer On Feb. 10, UCLA Luskin students and Senior Fellows were brought together for a mid-year reception focused on mentoring and networking with a presentation from John Kobara, chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation and a former vice chancellor of external affairs at UCLA.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin student writer Despite heavy competition from 24 other teams made up of MBA students, an interdisciplinary team of mostly Luskin MPP students won first place at the UCLA Anderson School’s Net Impact Consulting Challenge.
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde UCLA Luskin Student WriterUrban Planning alumna Beth Tamayose UP PhD ‘11 co-authored a recent World Bank Report, which aims to help cities create and capture the benefits of higher land values around urban transit stations and corridors.
By Angel IbanezUCLA Luskin student writer Nurit Katz MPP '08, UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, has been selected as the new Facilities Management Executive Officer. Katz's appointment is effective February 1, 2015.
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Social Welfare professor, Jorja Leap has recently gained national media attention for her expertise in gangs and criminal justice. Her research is based on observation of gangs and communities affected by gang activity with the purpose of informing policymakers.
As part of the new “Change Agent Toolkit” theme, the Luskin School of Public Affairs and LA Business Federation will be hosting a career talk and networking event about the job market in Los Angeles. The event titled “LA County: Challenges and Opportunities” will feature the following panelists: Kish Rajan, Director, Governor Brown’s Office of Economic Development
By Alejandra Reyes-VelardeUCLA Luskin student writer Urban Planning alumna Jeree Glasser-Hedrick (MAUP ‘00) has recently been appointed as Executive Director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee by the California State Treasurer, John Chiang. Glasser-Hedrick will be responsible for programs that assist first-time homebuyers and for encouraging the development of affordable rental properties.