The Ann C. Rosenfield Public Affairs Fellowship Program
The Ann C. Rosenfield Public Affairs Fellowship Program is a high-level apprenticeship program for exceptional Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning graduate students. For selected government agencies and well-established nonprofit and civic organizations, Rosenfield Fellows are assigned to work on research, policy, advocacy and/or applied projects tailored to the students’ tracks of study and consistent with the mission and goals of the organization. This one-year fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Ann C. Rosenfield Fund under the auspices of its director, David A. Leveton.
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Read what former Rosenfield Fellows have to say about The Ann C. Rosenfield Fellowship Program at UCLA Luskin.
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Concentration: Environmental Analysis and Policy
Undergraduate Program: University of California, Santa Barbara
BA Global and International Studies, Minor: Art History (Architecture and the Environment)
Julie Castro is a master’s student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program and a LEED Green Associate. She is focusing her research on climate change adaptation and mitigation policies with respect to the city as an ecosystem. Currently, Julie is studying the potential impacts of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, on conservation projects. The research examines how the carbon credit market affects the livelihoods of communities in reforestation and forest management agreements. In addition to this research, Julie is analyzing the role of insurance companies in small-scale projects, which aim to reduce local vulnerability to climate change. Outside of the Urban Planning Program, Julie is pursuing the Leader in Sustainability certificate from the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Before embarking on her Master’s degree, Julie worked with the Green Urbanism Program at Global Green USA. As the Program Assistant, Julie consulted affordable housing development teams through all steps of the LEED for Homes certification process. Prior to her position as Program assistant, Julie interned at Global Green, conducting outreach and research for the City Carbon Index, a project which quantifies GHG emissions, and grades local policy. Presently as a Rosenfield Fellow, Julie works for the Council for Watershed Health on the Los Angeles Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The Los Angeles Urban Waters Federal Partnership involves over 30 federal, state, local, and non-governmental stakeholders coordinating on several projects intentioned to revitalize the Los Angeles Watershed. Julie’s roles include development of stakeholder relationships, community engagement, and analysis of project success through tangible metrics and indicators.
Master of Social Welfare
Concentration: Macro Social Work
Master of Public Health
Concentration: Community Health Sciences
Undergraduate Program: University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Disability Studies, Highest Distinction
Amie Eng is a master’s student in Public Health and Social Welfare, focusing on program planning and evaluation of behavioral health and social service programs. Prior to pursuing graduate work at UCLA, she worked as a research assistant, evaluating the substance abuse treatment system and programs in the City and County of San Francisco. In this position, she contributed to questionnaire development, data collection, and data analysis. Amie also worked as a research analyst on a nationally funded qualitative study of nonmedical prescription drug use for the Institute of Scientific Analysis, the research division of a nonprofit corporation aimed at studying social problems and applying research findings to address those social problems. As a Rosenfield Fellow, Amie will work for the Adult System of Care (ASOC) Bureau within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LADMH). Her primary project will include working with the ASOC Deputy Director and District Chief on creating a “re-design” document. This document will be utilized to realign or augment existing directly operated adult clinic outpatient services throughout Los Angeles County, in order to ensure competitive service delivery and compliance with the national Affordable Care Act.
Master of Public Policy
Concentration: Education Policy
Undergraduate Program: Duke University
BA Public Policy, History minor
Amanda Morrall is a master’s student in Public Policy, focusing on education policy reform and college preparation. At UCLA, she serves as a College Academic Mentor, working with undergraduate students to ensure they are fulfilling academic requirements and preparing for graduate/professional schools. Amanda also works with the Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) as a Program Coordinator, and was the former Co-Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Day. Currently, Amanda is working with the GSRC to establish an undergraduate/graduate mentorship program. Prior to entering the Public Policy program at UCLA, Amanda graduated from Duke University in 2011. While at Duke, Amanda was the President of the Public Policy Majors Union and the creator of the Duke Women’s Forum. As a Rosenfield Fellow, Amanda is working for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA) in the Education Programs and Policy Department. Amanda will be involved with a number projects at United Way of Greater Los Angeles including reviewing the new UTLA-LAUSD agreement, assessing the impact of UWGLA middle school initiatives, and creating policy recommendations for how UWGLA can work with LAUSD.
Master of Social Welfare
Concentration: Organizations, Communities, and Policy Settings
Undergraduate Program: St. Mary’s College of Maryland
B.A. Political Science and Latin American Studies, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Julie Pollock is a master’s student in Social Welfare, focusing in macro social work practice. Through her current fieldwork with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, she is an advocate for elderly residents in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout Los Angeles County. In this role, she works to educate residents on their rights under state and federal regulations, resolve resident complaints, facilitate informal mediation between residents and administrators, and investigate reports of elder abuse. Prior to entering the Social Welfare Department at UCLA, Julie worked in a civil litigation firm in San Francisco for two years, and was an active volunteer with San Francisco Legal Aid. She also spent several months as an intern with an international public health non-profit, Global Vision, working on HIV/AIDS outreach projects in rural Costa Rica and Nicaragua. As a Rosenfield Fellow, Julie will be working at the United States Central District Bankruptcy Court, developing a community outreach program directed towards older adults in financial distress. Julie will develop and implement educational programs to explain options to older adults in financial distress, work in collaboration with legal pro bono organizations to provide supportive counseling at the Court’s Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk and Pro Se clinic, and provide direct case management to high-need seniors who are having difficulty understanding the bankruptcy process.
For more information on The Ann C. Rosenfield Fellowship Program, please contact:
Executive Director, External Programs
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