I was lucky to attend the Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy leadership forum entitled Philanthropy: Imagination, Innovation, and Impact. An incredible panelist began his account with the phrase: “All stories have one of two plots: 1) someone goes on a journey or 2) a stranger comes to town.”
Those words remain with me as graduation approaches. I’m in my last semester at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Soon, we will be embarking on our new journeys. Or, soon, we may be the strangers that are moving to new towns, starting new jobs. Continue reading
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Yesterday at USC’s Louis B. Mayer Auditorium on our Health Sciences Campus in East L.A, NBC4 Southern California, Telemundo52, 89.3 KPCC-FM and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy joined together to co-host the second mayoral debate between City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Gruel. Continue reading
In January 2012, when I was preparing to apply for graduate school, I asked my professor for a letter of recommendation to his Alma Mater, USC. His response wasn’t a straightforward yes but rather a statement. This degree will enable you to do virtually anything in healthcare as long as you work hard and make it your life. Are you willing to do that? Continue reading
On July 1st, 2005 Antonio R. Villaraigosa was sworn into office as Mayor of the City of Los Angeles with a rallying cry for all Angelenos: “Dream with me.” He challenged citizens to think big about how Los Angeles can become a world leader by changing the way we envision the future of our City.
A centerpiece of the Mayor’s vision has been re-imagining transportation, mobility, and livability throughout Los Angeles. As an Urban Planner, former New Yorker, and car-free Angeleno, I am proud to play a part in this transformation.
Upon enrolling at the Price school in fall 2009, I knew that Los Angeles was a city with massive potential, and a city on the move.
There are lots of things an MPL student can do to make the most of their degree – get a valuable internship, attend free public lectures, work with professors, etc. But one of the most valuable and, I think, most under-appreciated things a student can do is to take classes from a broad range of topics within planning. Continue reading
The USC Price MHA experience can be overwhelming to a first year student because of the many opportunities and events available. This is, however, a good thing. The Price Career Office and Student Health Council work tirelessly to provide Price students many opportunities to network and acquire valuable career related knowledge. Take advantage of these! In October, the chance to be assigned a second year student as a mentor presented itself. I seized this opportunity, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Continue reading
Excelsior is a Latin word that means “ever upward.” Since my completion of the Master of Public Policy program at the Price School, this term has become a recurring and almost central theme in my life. From the valuable relationships and bonds forged, to the rich externship and internship experiences; Price continues to elevate my thinking and challenges me personally to create innovative solutions to complex societal issues. Continue reading
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Over a month ago, GPAC and ICMA started sending out emails about the Local Government Case Challenge within the Price School. The case challenge is an opportunity for students from Public Administration, Public Policy and Urban Planning to work together to solve a real world problem facing a local city. Each participant is randomly placed on a small team and each team has two and half days to analyze the material and come up with a solution to present to local city officials who then decide on the winning plan. Continue reading
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How many policy university students get to say that they have the option to participate in policy creation programs and active community research and to top it all off, get the feedback of Governor and Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not many that’s for sure. Continue reading
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There is never a dull moment in the USC Price School of Public Policy! In the last week alone there have been multiple functions available for USC Price students to partake in. Whether it is learning about some area in Los Angeles impacted by policy or being offered opportunities to network with others for potential future jobs an internships, there is no doubt that Price provides! Continue reading