The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has a global network of more than 9,000 graduate and undergraduate alumni living and working in more than 40 countries.
Our vision for alumni engagement at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is to foster a vibrant and interconnected community of alumni who are actively involved, inspired, and connected to our institution. We aim to create meaningful and lifelong relationships with our alumni, providing them with opportunities for personal and professional growth while leveraging their talents and expertise to benefit our institution and current students. Our alumni engagement relationship cultivation starts while they are students and continues post-graduation, it’s an ongoing commitment. Through innovative programming, impactful events, and strong communication channels, we strive to build a sense of pride, loyalty, and continued engagement among our alumni, ensuring their continuous connection and contribution to our shared success, they are us and we are them.
Luskin Alumni Regional Receptions
You’re invited to reconnect and network with fellow alumni at our exclusive Alumni Regional Receptions in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, D.C. Join us for an evening of camaraderie, inspiration, and memories. Don’t miss this opportunity to forge valuable connections and celebrate the impact of our UCLA Luskin community.
Save the date for our upcoming Luskin Alumni Regional Receptions and stay tuned for the official RSVP invitation. We can’t wait to see you there!
Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 12th, 2023. 5:30-8 p.m. (RSVP)
Sacramento, Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, 5-7 p.m. (RSVP)
Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
San Francisco, Thursday, April 4th, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
San Diego, Thursday, May 30th, 2024, 5-7 p.m.
We are calling all UCLA Luskin alumni and students! We’re thrilled to invite you to our engaging Alumni Panels. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to hear from accomplished alumni sharing their experiences, insights, and career journeys.
Discover diverse perspectives from experts in various fields, from public policy, urban planning, and social welfare to our undergraduate program in public affairs. Gain valuable advice and build connections with fellow professionals.
Whether you’re seeking career guidance, networking opportunities, or simply looking for inspiration, our alumni panels have something for everyone. Mark your calendars and be a part of these enriching discussions.
Monday, October 30th, 2023, UG Coro Fellows in Public Affairs Alumni Panel, 12-1 p.m. via Zoom (RSVP)
Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, Meet and Greet: Presidential Management Fellow alumna, Sophia Li, MPP ’22, 12-1 p.m. (RSVP)
Wednesday, November 1st, 2023, Sustainability Success Stories: Women at the Forefront Alumni Panel, 12:15-1:30 p.m. (RSVP)
Friday, November 3rd, 2023, Long Beach MGMT Assistant Alumni Panel, 12-1 p.m via Zoom (RSVP)
Friday, November 17th, 2023, First Gen Alumni Panel, 12-1 p.m. via Zoom (RSVP)
Wednesday, February 21th, 2024, Bohnett Fellowship Alumni Panel
Thursday, February 22th, 2024, Government Alumni Panel- City Planners & DMH
Monday, April 1st, 2024, “Amplifying Voices: BIPOC Professionals in Consulting.”
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, “Tech Talks: UCLA Luskin Alumni in the Tech Industry.”
Friday, April 5th, 2024, MSW Licensure Alumni Panel
Stay tuned for updates on panelists and RSVP information. We can’t wait to see you there!
Cafecito con Luskin
Fall 2022, we inaugurated Cafecito con Luskin, a networking event for UCLA Luskin School Public Affairs Alumni living in the Los Angeles area. Cafecitos are scheduled in different coffee shops across Los Angeles to reach as many alums as possible. Please join us if you are in town; all alums, faculty, staff, and current students are welcome, and your cafecito is on us. ¡Nos vemos en el Cafecito!
Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Alcove Cafe and Bakery located in Los Feliz, from 9-11 a.m. (RSVP)
Monday, February 19th, 2024 at Blue Bottle Coffee located in the historic Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles, from 9-11 a.m.
Luskin Alumni Networking Night
Join us for an unforgettable evening of connections and opportunities at Luskin Alumni Networking Night on campus! Reconnect with fellow graduates, expand your professional network, and explore new collaborations. Engage with accomplished alumni and industry leaders, sharing insights and experiences. This event promises to foster meaningful connections, empowering you to thrive in your career and make a lasting impact. Don’t miss this chance to strengthen your Luskin community bonds and open doors to exciting prospects. Register now and embrace the power of Luskin alumni synergy!
Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, location TBD, from 6-8 p.m.
Winter 2023, we launched our Luskin Aperitivo, a networking pre-dinner happy hour that will take place across different venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 at Resident, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP for our events please remember to visit our events calendar.
In addition to these alumni-specific events, UCLA Luskin invites you to attend the many events and programs we organize that are open to the entire Luskin community including: the beginning of the academic year’s Block Party, Luskin Lectures, and the Luskin Summit.
Network with Luskin alumni & future alumni (currently enrolled students) via UCLA Luskin Office of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations page on LinkedIn. in four easy steps by updating the education section in your personal LinkedIn profile:
- In the Education section of your profile, add “UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs” as your school (not UCLA, the undergraduate college)
- Add your “Dates Attended”
- Add your “Degree”
- Click “Save,” and your profile will automatically connect to UCLA Luskin alumni & student profiles via the UCLA Luskin Office of Student Affairs and Alumni LinkedIn university page so you can network with fellow Luskin-ites!
Post career promotions, and job opportunities, learn about other group members, and keep up-to-date on all things Luskin.
Follow us on your favorite social media channel for the most up-to-date news about fellow alumni, students and faculty, and the latest events and programs on campus and beyond. Have something to share? Tag us at @UCLALuskin
Stay in Touch with Luskin
Stay in touch with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs by updating your contact information
Interested in speaking on a panel, serving on a committee, or helping with recruitment? Have you moved or changed jobs? Interested in learning more about upcoming events? Please take a moment to complete our stay-in-touch form and update your contact information, and tell us how you’d like to get involved. We would love to hear from you!
To update us with your professional milestone, your day-to-day victories, as well as your ideas. Please contact:
Dr. Karina Mascorro
Director of Alumni Engagement
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Curious to stay informed and engaged with all things UCLA Luskin? Don’t miss out on the latest news updates! Check out our Luskin Forum Online for thought-provoking articles. Stay updated with UCLA Luskin in the News to see our community’s impact. And for captivating visuals, dive into our vibrant Flickr albums which showcase pictures from our events.
Career Resources for Alumni
Graduate Student Alumni
Luskin Graduate Student Alumni are invited to continue using CareerHub to access the Public Affairs job board. If you do not yet have access to this system, don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email, Luskin program, and graduation date to request account activation. We also invite you to connect with our Luskin School of Public Affairs LinkedIn Page to connect with fellow alumni, current students, and employers. As a Luskin Alum, you have lifetime access to these resources.
Recent Luskin graduate alumni have continued access to Luskin Career Services for three months after their last academic term. Recent Luskin graduate Alumni may also attend the next career fair after graduation. For example, if you graduate in June 2023, you can access Luskin career counseling appointments and workshops through September, and you may attend the Fall Internship and Career Fair.
Lastly, in your first year as an alum, you have one year of free access to UCLA’s campus-wide “Handshake for Alumni.” After your first year, a six months subscription is available. Please see the UCLA Career Center Alumni Page for more information.
Undergraduate Student Alumni
We also invite you to connect with our Luskin School of Public Affairs LinkedIn Page to connect with fellow alumni, current students, and employers. As a Luskin Alum, you have lifetime access to these resources.
Recent UCLA undergraduate alumni have continued access to all UCLA Career Center services for three months after their Luskin academic term. Additionally, in your first year as an alum, you have one year of free access to UCLA’s campus-wide “Handshake for Alumni.” After your first year, a six months subscription is available. Please see the UCLA Career Center Alumni Page for more information.
Mentor & Recruit Luskin Students
Mentor through UCLA ONE
Register for UCLA One to:
Connect: Find Bruins you know or meet Bruins you should know in a trusted UCLA environment.Give back: Introduce, employ and offer to mentor current students and recent grads. Expand: Leverage your Bruin network to further your knowledge and career aspirations. Re-connect with old classmates: UCLA ONE allows you to find and re-connect with old classmates and expand your professional network. Build Community: This is your community, where Bruins help Bruins. Leverage the collective power of the vast alumni network and cultivate a culture of helping and giving back.
Please join the Luskin School of Public Affairs Group once you register.
Recruit UCLA Luskin Graduate Students
Post Jobs and Internships on the Luskin Job Board
Attend our Fall and/or Spring Career Fairs!
Employers from all areas of public policy, social welfare, and urban planning at the public, private, nonprofit, and government levels who will have job and internship opportunities available are invited. Please log into CareerHub to register.
Host an Employer Information Session
If you want to promote your organization, job opportunities and meet qualified and department-specific students, please contact Kevin Medina, at email@example.com. You are welcome to present in person or by Zoom.
Forward us one-time postings.
Please forward job postings to be featured in our weekly newsletter here: Jobs@luskin.ucla.edu
Eight with ties to the Luskin School are among 40 honored by the UCLA Alumni Association.
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.
MPP 2023 Alumna of the Year
Regina Wallace-Jones is the CEO and President of ActBlue. A seasoned technology executive, former elected official, and Democratic organizer she succeeds Erin Hill, who led the organization for 14 years. Hill announced in July her intention to step down at the end of 2022.
Since its founding in 2004, ActBlue has transformed political fundraising, helping Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations raise more than $11 billion and more than 21 million small-dollar donors make an impact on the causes they care about. Wallace-Jones will bring a unique mix of experiences from the tech sector, public service, and the organizing community to the role. She has had a dual-track career, both working as an engineer and executive for some of the biggest companies in the tech industry and also running for local office, serving as mayor of East Palo Alto, CA, and dedicating her time and energy to helping elect Democratic candidates.
Regina’s powerful combination of skills and deep commitment to progressive change positions her to lead ActBlue and help envision its next decade. She is an accomplished product and security leader, having held executive positions at Lendstreet, Mindbody, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo. Her background equips her to deliver solutions for ActBlue’s users while ensuring it remains a trusted and secure platform. This moment calls for innovation and creativity to ensure Democrats and progressives have a strategic advantage when it comes to fundraising. Wallace-Jones is well versed in successfully leading teams to accomplish those goals.
As CEO, Wallace-Jones also brings an understanding of the mechanics needed to successfully win a down-ballot race and what it takes to win a national election. While an engaged citizen throughout her life, she became more involved in public service after serving as a Regional Field Organizer during President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign while balancing her career at Yahoo and caring for her young daughters. After organizing for multiple campaigns, she ran for and was elected to the East Palo Alto City Council. In 2020, the council appointed her as mayor of East Palo Alto, CA, where she guided the city through the pandemic. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., a public service sorority.
Wallace-Jones joins a short but exceptional list of leaders at ActBlue. She will be the fourth leader in the organization’s 19-year history and break ground as the first Black woman to helm the nonprofit.
Joseph A. Nunn Social Welfare 2023 Alumnus of the Year
Gerardo P. Laviña is a licensed clinical social worker whose interests lie in working with children and families, particularly in the fields of school social work, mental health, and multicultural issues.
As the Project Coordinator for the CalSWEC Mental Health Education Stipend Program, a collaborative effort of California social work programs and the Department of Mental Health, Mr. Laviña works with second-year MSW students placed in the County Mental Health agency (e.g., LACDMH) and contract agencies. Prior to becoming the Director of Field Education, he served as field liaison with many local school districts, including the Los Angeles Unified, developing and monitoring student internships in school social work and coordinating the Pupil Personnel Services Credentialing/SSW program. In the classroom, he has taught an advanced practice course in school social work and courses related to diversity. Mr. Laviña also worked for several years as a Field Consultant for the IUC program, a collaboration between Southern California MSW programs and DCFS. He also acts as a faculty advisor for the department’s Latina/o Caucus and the Diversity Caucus; and for the Luskin D3 Initiative.
Prior to joining the field faculty, Mr. Laviña was a social worker in the Family and Child Guidance Clinic of the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center in Culver City. Here he acted as program coordinator and clinician in two different programs working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. He has also served as a contract assessor for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Children and Youth Services Bureau and as a private practitioner. In the fall of 2016, Mr. Laviña was awarded “Social Worker of the Year” by the NASW California Chapter.
Joseph A. Nunn Social Welfare Alumni of the Year Recipients
2023 Gerry Laviña MSW ’88
2022 Ahmanise Sanati MSW ‘10
2019 Harmony (Dust) Grillo MSW ’05
2018 Helene Creager MSW ’85
2017 Aurea Montes-Rodriguez MSW ’99
2016 Marvin J. Southard DSW ’83’
2015 Tracy Colunga MSW ’11
2014 Melinda Morgan MSW ‘89, PhD ’98
2013 Debra Duardo MSW ’96
2012 Jorja Leap MSW ’80
2011 Nelba Chavez MSW ’71
2010 Herb Hatanaka DSW ’82
2009 John Oliver MSW ’69
2008 Yolie Flores Aguilar MSW ’88
2007 Dennis Murata MSW ’84
Bohnett Fellowship Alumni
Discover the Bohnett Fellows’ impactful presence in public service and innovation. Leading transformative initiatives across esteemed organizations and government institutions, they drive progress in city administrations, social justice, sustainability, and technology firms. Their dedication to excellence and commitment to creating positive change inspire brighter futures for all, leaving an indelible mark on the communities they serve.
Antonia Izuogu, MURP ’23, Economic Development Intern, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Lana Zimmerman MPP ’23, Policy Fellow, UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute
Michelle Gallarza, MURP ’23, Policy Research Fellow, Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
Katrina Deloso, MURP/MPH ’23, Student Professional Worker, Active Transportation Division, City of Los Angeles
Imelda Islas, MPP ’23, Bonett Fellow, Mayor’s Office of City Homelessness Initiatives at Office of Mayor Karen Bass
Christina Anecito MPP ’22, Associate, Cityfi
Alejandro Gonzalez, MURP ’21, Program Manager, Connecting Capital and Community (3C) Initiative, Genesis LA
Courtney B. Taylor, MPP ’21, Law Clerk, Noncapital Habeas Unit, Federal Public Defender/ UCLA Law Candidate 202
Karishma Shamdasani, MPP ’21, Transportation Deputy, Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, L.A. County Board of Supervisors
Mary Daou, MPP ’20 (USCM), Program Specialist, City of Long Beach
Jonathan Kosaka MPP ’20, Credit Controller, Robert Walters
Victoria Lewis, MSW/MPP ’20, Clinical Fellow, Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center
Samantha Meyer, MURP ’20, Senior Project Developer, Eden Housing, Inc.
Iman Nanji, MPP ’19, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Sean Tan, MPP ’19, Senior Public Administration Analyst at UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Shonté Johnson, MSW ’19, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Epiphany Counseling, Consulting, & Treatment Services
Ryan Kurtzman, MURP ’18, Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Long Beach
Caroline Menjivar, MSW ’18, California State Senator, District 20
Isaac Bryan MPP ’18, California State Assemblymember, 55th District and California State Assembly Majority Leader
Tammy (Barreras) Ortuno, MSW ’17, Director of Workforce Development, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
Jayanthi Daniel, MSW ’17, Executive Director, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
John Christian “JC”, MPP ’17, Director, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners
Tony Tonnu, MURP ’17 (USCM), Data Analyst, Primary Health
Jeremiah Atterman MSW ’16, Director of Business & Strategy, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Elizabeth Calixtro MPP ’16, Labor Relations Manager, Multnomah County
Andrew Stricklin, MURP ’16, Director of Economic Development + Planning, Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation + Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance
Kiana Taheri, MPP’16, Special Projects Officer, Los Angeles City Administrative Officer
Skylar Ibarra (Lenox), MSW ’15, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Lenarra Therapy
Kelsey Jessup, MPP ’15, Project Director, Urban Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
Jacky Guerrero, MPP ’15, Director, Equity in Community Investments, Catalyst California
Holli Fajack, MURP ’14, Sustainability Manager, California State University, Long Beach
Saira Gandhi, MPP ’14, Senior Management Analyst, Equity, Performance Management & Innovation, City of Los Angeles of the Chief Administrative Officer
Lilly O’Brien-Kovari, MURP ’14, Senior Deputy of Infrastructure and Trans., Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Dan Rodman, MURP ’13, Senior Transportation Lead, Natural Resources Defense Council
Lila Hayatdavoudi, MPP ’13, Senior Policy Analyst, General Counsel, University of California
Nahtahna Cabanes MSW ’13, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at L.A. Works
Michelle De Santiago, MPP ’12, Program Officer, First 5 LA
Joshua Low, MPP ‘12, Municipal Advisors, Ehlers
Lys Mendez, MPP ’12, Communications Strategist, Better World Group
Amanda Smick, MSW ’12, Pediatric Transplant Social Worker, UCLA Health
Daniel Caroselli MURP ’11, Digital Inclusion & Performance Management Unit, Bureau of Street Lightning, City of LA
Tyrone Carter MSW ’11, Associate Post Master Mental Health Fellow, Kaiser Permanente
Susanna Curry, MSW ’11, Assistant Professor, California State University- Sacramento
Cathy Dang, MSW ’11, National Co-Director, Grassroots Asians Rising
Karissa Yee Findley, MPP ’11, Director of School Portfolio Planning, San Francisco Unified School District
Priya Zachariah, MURP ’10, Chief Resilience and Sustainability Office, City of Houston Mayor’s Office
Frank Lopez, MPP ’10, Director, Regional Public Affairs, SoCal Gas
Helen Beckon Kerstein MPP ‘09, Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst, California Legislative Analyst’s Office
Min-Kuk Song, MPP ’09, Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board
Jamilla Jordan, UP ’09, Equity Director, County of Marin
Mary Wallace, MSW ’09, Program Coordinator, PEERS, LA County Department of Mental Health
Everardo Alvizio MSW ’08, HIV/STD Strategic Implementation Specialist, City of Long Beach
Gregory Spotts, MPP ’08, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Laura Zahn, UP ’08, Founder and Designer/Maker, Off the Saw
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Luskin Alumni
Bladam Gomez, MURP ’24, communications intern at the US House of Representatives and current graduate student
Alejandra Garcia, MPP ’23, policy consultant at IdeateCalifornia
Rocio Perez, MPP ’23, policy and data analyst at UnidosUS
Janet Zamudio, MURP ’23, teaching assistant at NALCAP
Elizabeth Plasencia Reynolds, MPP ’23, Current CHCI Fellow
Heidy Melchor, MURP ’23, Current CHCI Fellow
Ashley Reyes, MPP ’22, legislative deputy at The Office of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez in the City of Los Angeles
Courtney Taylor MPP ’21, law clerk at Federal Public Defender and current UCLA law student
CORO Fellowship Alumni
Aryon Shahidzadeh MURP ’24, current graduate student at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs
Sydney Saubestre MPP ’23, Graduate Student Researcher, Mellon Social Justice Curriculum Initiative
Saman Haddad BA ’22, a current law student at Yale Law School
Devina Ortega BA ’21, Public Information Specialist at Covina Valley School District
Adriana Bernal BA ’21, CORO Fellow in Public Affairs
Estefania Zavala MPP ’18, Recovery Manager at City of Long Beach
Education Pioneers Impact Fellowship Alumni
Sydney Ganon MPP ’17, Director, Research Team at Education First Consulting
Annie Kuo MPP ’12, Senior Director of Technology at Summit Public Schools
Josh Mukhopadhyay MPP ’08, Deputy General Counsel at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Harvard Kennedy Government Performance Lab Fellowship Alumni
Gabriela Solis Torres MSW/MPP ’19, Assistant Director at HKS Government Performance Lab
Lindsay Graef MSW/MPP ’19, Doctoral Student at University of Pennsylvania
Jesse M. Unhuh Assembly Fellowship Alumni
Laura Edwards MPP ’23, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow at California State Assembly
LA County Management Fellows Alumni
Ross Lenihan, MPP ‘15, Policy & Data Manager at County of Los Angeles Workforce Department (DEO)
Brandon Dowling MPP ’13, Chief of Staff at Pacific6
LA County Office of Child Protection Fellowship Alumni
Explore the careers our esteemed LA County Office of Child Protection Fellow Alumni have embarked on. From fervent social workers to Ph.D. candidates, our esteemed alumni exemplify dedication and commitment to safeguarding vulnerable youth.
Alex Bowen MSW ’22, Clinical Social Worker and Clinic Manager at UCLA Health
Kimberly Fuentes MSW ’21, Ph.D. Candidate at UC Luskin Department of Social Welfare
Anthony Gomez MSW ’20, Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
Sara Rubinstein MPP ’19, MPP Homeless Initiatives Manager at United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Erica Ontiveros MSW ’18, Deputy Probation Officer at County Santa Barbara
Barbara Lundqvist MPP ’17, Project Director at Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection
Liberty Hill Fellowship Alumni
Liberty Fellow Alumni occupy prominent positions across various fields. From influential leaders in government to trailblazing entrepreneurs and innovative changemakers in nonprofit organizations, our esteemed alumni exemplify the spirit of transformative leadership. With their diverse expertise and unwavering commitment to creating a positive societal impact, these exceptional individuals are redefining success and shaping a better future for our communities.
Sonia Zamora MPP ’23 Leadership Intern at Step Up
Maura O’Neill MPP ’23, Freelance Policy Researcher at Ideate Labs
Jesse Ostroff MPP ’23, UPenn CGIR Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania
Christian Lua MPP ’23, Planning Intern at the City of Jurupa Valley
Alberto Murillo MPP ’23, Policy Fellow, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute
Rasik Hussain MPP ’22, Urban Systems Associate ECONorthwest
Katiana Chang MSW ’22, Associate Therapist at Kaiser Permanente
Casey Leedom MURP ’22, Sustainability Coordinator at the City of Los Altos
Tyler Ward MURP ’21, Communications and Education Program Manager at Just Solutions
Gerrlyn Gacao MURP ’21, Senior Program Manager and Public Partnerships at Liberty Hill Foundation
Casey Leedom MURP ’20, Sustainability Coordinator at the City of Los Altos
Kaylin Canilone MPP/MSW ’20, Research and Policy Manager at Los Angeles Department of Youth Development
Katherine Cabrera MURP ’20, Program Manager, Capacity Building at The Greenlining Institute
Joel Montano MURP ’20, Housing Planning and Economic Analyst at Lost Angeles Housing Department
Jesus Flores MURP ’19, Senior Associate at Estolano Advisors
Jessa Mae McCormack MURP ’19, Deputy Director of Housing Justice at Liberty Hill Foundation
Jessica Prieto MURP ’19, Program Manager, Public Partnerships at Liberty Hill Foundation
Gabriela Lopez MSW ’19, unknown
Desiree Lopez MSW ’19, Associate Clinical Social Worker at San Diego Youth
ServicesCameron Phillips MURP ’19, unknown
Evelyn Larios MSW ’18, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center
Simi Aliu MURP ’17, Project Manager at Revolve Impact
Brittany Woods MSW ’17, Lead Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor at LAUSD
Michael Janusek MURP ’16, Associate Planner at M-Group
Daniel Lee MSW ’15, Councilmember at City of Culver City
Long Beach Management Assistant Program Alumni
Mary Daou MPP ’20, Program Specialist | Development Services at City of Long Beach
Estefania Zavala MPP ’18, Recovery Manager at the City of Long Beach
Ryan Kurtzman MURP ’18, Smart Cities Program Manager at the City of Long Beach
Alvin Teng MPP ’18, Homeless Services Special Projects Coordinator at the City of Long Beach
Elizabeth Calixtro MPP ’16, Labor Relations Manager at Multnomah County
Partners for Better Health Randall Lewis Health and Policy Fellowship Alumni
Kaitlyn Fu, MURP ’25, Graduate Student at UCLA
Lucy Briggs MURP ’24,
Michelle Rivera, MURP ’24, Student Professional Worker at Los Angeles Department of City Planning (Code Studies Division)
Yesenia Becerra, MURP ’24, Teaching Associate at UCLA
Antonia Izuogu MURP ’23, law student at Howard University School of Law
Sara Durghalli MURP ’23,
Ana Gabriela Tapia MURP ’15, Senior Community Investment Officer at CSH, the Source for Housing Solutions
Peace Corps Alumni
Alicia Nyein, MPP ’23, Assistant Program Manager at Los Angeles County of Economic Development
Sara Terrana, PhD in Social Welfare ’19 and MSW ’13, Assistant Professor at Adelphi University
Sarah Burtner MPP ’18, Fiscal and Policy Analyst at the City of Seattle
Olivia Nelli, BA in Public Affairs ’22, Peace Corps Volunteer at the Youth Development Program in Peru
Presidential Management Fellowship Alumni
Abraham Cheung MPP ’23, Graduate Student Researcher at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Monica Mata MPP ’23, Freelance
Sophia Li MPP ’22, Presidental Management Fellow at United States Space Force
Shira Bergstein MPP ’12, Senior Grants Program Manager at the US Department of Transportation (DOT)
Tom Schumacher MPP ’12, Director of Investments, Open Road Impact Fund at Open Road Alliance
Melissa Paulding MPP ’08, President and COO, SAVI (Defense & Space)
Varisa Patraporn MPP, Ph.D. Urban Planning ’07, Associate Professor at California State University at Long Beach
David Bortnick MPP ’01, Professional Staff Member, House Appropriations Committee
Michael Levine MURP ‘79, Executive & Group Coach/ Trainer, Treasury Executive Institute pro bono at the US Department of Treasury
SF Foundation Multicultural Fellowship Program
JC De Vera MPP ’17, Director at Hirsch Philanthropy Partners
Switzer Fellowship Alumni
Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, MPP ’24, Policy Fellow at UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute
Edgar Reyna, MURP ’23, Associate at Better World Group
Monika Shankar, MURP ’21, Ph.D. Student at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
John Scott-Railton, Ph.D. ’21, Senior Researcher at Citizens Lab
Deja Thomas, MURP ’20, Program Manager at Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity at Work (CARE) UCLA Labor Center
Zully Juarez, MURP ’20, Senior and Research and Policy Analyst at Just Solutions Collective
Karen Diaz Ruvalcaba, MURP ’19, Relationship Manager at NeighborWorks America
Aaron Ordower, MURP ’15, Environment Deputy at Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath
Alexa Engelman, J.D. and MPP ’11, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Colleen Callahan, MURP ’10, Co-Executive Director and Co-founder of the Luskin Center for Innovation
Christine Lee, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Urban Planning ’10, Technical Group Supervisor, Water and Ecosystem Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jamillah Jordan, MURP ’09, Equity Director, County of Marin
Martha Matsuoka, MURP ’05, Professor and Department Chair/Executive Director, Urban Planning and Environmental Institute