USC Price School of Public Policy

Undergraduate Ambassadors

Policy, Planning, and Development Ambassadors

Ahmenson
Karalyn Ahmanson (bio)
Concentration: Nonprofits and Social Innovation
kahmanso@usc.edu
mich-boarnet
Michela Boarnet (bio)
Concentration: Public Policy & Law
mboarnet@usc.edu
Boulahoud
Anthony Boulahoud
(bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
aboulaho@usc.edu
Bradley
Katie Bradley
(bio)
Concentration: Nonprofits and Social Innovation
bradleka@usc.edu
Crecelius, Eleanor - PP
Eleanor Crecelius
(bio)
Concentration: Health Policy and Management
creceliu@usc.edu
Gorjala, Meera - PPD
Mira Gorjala
(bio)
Concentration:Public Policy and Law
gorjala@usc.edu
Grace, Elizabeth - PPD
Elizabeth Grace
(bio)
Concentration: Health Policy and Management
egrace@usc.edu
Keaton, Rick - PP
Rick Keaton
(bio)
Concentration: Health Policy and Management
rkeaton@usc.edu
Kim, Hannah - PP
Hannah Kim
(bio)
Concentration: Health Policy and Management
kimhl@usc.edu
Andy Lee
Andy Lee
(bio)
Concentration: Nonprofits and Social Innovation
andyjlee@usc.edu
Mullarkey
Lauren Mullarkey-Williams 
(bio)
Concentration: Sustainable Planning
mullarke@usc.edu
Nabine
Fridaouss Nabine 
(bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
nabine@usc.edu
Pineda, Cindy - PPD
Cindy Pineda
(bio)
Concentration: Health Policy and Management
cindypin@usc.edu
Prasad
Taara Prasad 
(bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
tvprasad@usc.edu
Roachford
David Roachford
(bio)
Concentration: Sustainable Planning
roachfor@usc.edu
Roger, Brandon - PP
Brandon Roger
(bio)
Concentration:Public Policy and Law
broger@usc.edu
Roger J
Juliana Roger 
(bio)
rogerj@usc.edu
Sarkodee-Adoo, Nana - PPD
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo
(bio)
Concentration: Nonprofits and Social Innovation
sarkodee@usc.edu
Sedgwick, Kylie - PPD
Kylie Sedgwick
(bio)
Concentration: Nonprofits and Social Innovation
ksedgwick@usc.edu
Suh, Rebecca - PP
Rebecca Suh
(bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
suhrebec@usc.edu
Surani, Maheen - PPD
Maheen Surani 
(bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
msurani@usc.edu
Tang, Erica - PPD
Erica Tang
(bio)
Concentration:Nonprofits and Social Innovation
ericatan@usc.edu
Udabe, Rachel - PPD
Rachel Udabe (bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
udabe@usc.edu
Vandenberg, Alec - PP
Alec Vandenberg
(bio)
Concentration: Public Policy and Law
awvanden@usc.edu

 

Real Estate Development Ambassadors

 

Chau, Max - RED
Max Chau
(bio)
maximili@usc.edu
Gozini, Nicole - RED
Nicole Gozini
(bio)
ngozini@usc.edu

Hassid
Joshua Hassid
(bio)
jhassid@usc.edu
Hendizadeh, Shehab - RED
Shahab Hendizadeh
(bio)
shahab.hendizadeh@usc.edu
Kempe, Micha - RED
Micha Kempe
(bio)
mkempe@usc.edu
LopezJ
Jordan Lopez
(bio)
jordanlo@usc.edu
Mann, Elsa - RED
Elsa Mann
(bio)
elsamann@usc.edu
Neo
Alvin Neo
(bio)
aneo@usc.edu
Ben Rich
Ben Rich
(bio)
benrich@usc.edu
Schem, Melissa - RED
Melissa Schem
(bio)
schem@usc.edu
Schroff, Samantha - RED
Samantha Schroff
(bio)
sschroff@usc.edu
Yamodim, Matthew- RED
Matthew Yamodim
(bio)
yamodim@usc.edu

 

Urban Studies and Planning Ambassadors

 

Lemus, Isaac - USP
Isaac Lemus
(bio)
Concentration: Urban Planning
ilemus@usc.edu
Katie Negroni
Katie Negroni
(bio)
Concentration: Transportation
negroni@usc.edu
Ben Rich
Ben Rich
(bio)
benrich@usc.edu

 

 


USC Price Undergraduate Ambassador Bios

 

Ahmanson - TKaralyn Ahmanson is a freshman specializing in Nonprofit Management. She feels the Price School of Public Policy fits perfectly with her major and gives opportunities to learn about so many aspects within the major. At other schools, Karalyn believes that she would not be able to have this specialization in her major

 

boarnetMichela Boarnet is a freshman from Orange County, California studying Public Policy with a track in Public Policy and Law. She chose the Price School because of the small size of the program along with the multiple internship and abroad opportunities that will professionally advance her. Eventually, Michela wants to attend graduate school and pursue a career in government.

 

Boulahoud, Anthony - PPD - tAnthony Boulahoud is a junior studying Policy, Planning, and Development with an emphasis in Public Policy and Law. After transferring from a community college last Spring, Anthony felt welcomed to the tight-knit community of USC Price, making his transition seamless. Anthony has a passion for leadership development and public administration. He has spent over a year on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and was the first intern hired in the Southwest Region. He is also an Associate Program Director for TACSC, a leadership development and training organization. On campus, Anthony is President of the Lebanese Club, Finance Director for the USC College Democrats, and serves on the USC Undergraduate Student Government as a University Affairs Delegate. With Anthony’s vast array of interest in leadership, USC Price was the perfect fit to ensure his growth both academically and professionally.

 

Bradley - tKatie Bradley is junior majoring in Policy, Planning, and Development with a concentration in nonprofits and social innovation and minors in Spanish and Dance.  In high school she had the opportunity to study sociology in Washington D.C. which inspired her to pursue a career in public service.  She chose Price because of the variety of classes offered to undergraduate students and the opportunities to explore a variety of fields. This summer she worked as an events assistant at the national nonprofit, Autism Speaks.  In 2015 she interned at the district office of Representative Alan Lowenthal in the 47th District of California.   Her areas of interest are nonprofits, local government, and government agencies.

 

Chau, Max - RED - tMax Chau is a 2nd year undergraduate student at the Sol Price School of Public Policy as a Real Estate Development major.  He believes the new RED major has the most tools to maximize his potential as a student and entrepreneur.  His future aspiration is to get involved in fixing Los Angeles’ affordable housing crisis, and to explore the real estate development field.

 

Crecelius, Eleanor - PP - tEleanor Crecelius (Elle) is a freshman from Louisville, Kentucky on the Health Policy and Management track. She is also a pre-health student and hopes to one-day advocate for reform in the healthcare sector. She chose Price because of the connections, skills, and experience it will allow her to develop.

 

Gorjala, Meera - PPD - tMeera Gorjala is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia. She is on the Public Policy and Law track in the Price School and is double majoring in Environmental Studies in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. She plans on going to law school after she finishes her undergraduate degree and is interested in both environmental policy and environmental law. She chose the Price School because her experience in policy debate in high school made her interested in the public policy process and in creating policies that make a difference. She also chose it because of its interdisciplinary classes, small class sizes, and amazing and talented staff. Outside of Price, Meera is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, and has an internship with the Garden School Foundation teaching gardening classes to elementary school children. She is also a member of the USC Concert Choir.

 

Gozini, Nicole - RED - tNicole Gozini is a freshman from Los Angeles. She is pursuing a track of Real Estate Development in the Price school. Long term, she would like to be able to build her own Real Estate firm. She is passionate and interested in the way cities grow and seeing the development of cities through real estate. Nicole expressed that the reasons she chose USC Price is because of the endless opportunities and engaging classes the school has to offer.

 

Grace, Elizabeth - PPD - tElizabeth Grace is currently a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s in Policy Planning and Development with a track in Health Policy & Management. She fell in love with USC the moment she stepped foot on campus and knew it was where she would spend her next four years, 3,000 miles away from her small hometown in New Jersey. Elizabeth came into college as a pre-med student but soon realized that health policy and its impact on different communities was where her true passions lied. She cares deeply about the healthcare field, and knows this track will allow her to make a difference. She hopes to build a career within healthcare administration in hospitals where she can apply her eagerness to work with people and her devotion to providing these people with the best care possible, all the while ensuring the prosperity of the industry.

 

Hassid - tJoshua Hassid is a senior in the new Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development track at Price. This major is perfect for Joshua because of his deep passion for the field of real estate. Growing up in a family that works in real estate, he has been exposed to the field his whole life. His interests lie in making a better Los Angeles through developing and even value-add opportunities in the future.

 

Hendizadeh, Shehab - RED - tShahab Hendizadeh is a junior obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development at Price. Shahab’s eagerness for Real Estate was sparked at a young age because of his family. Part of the reason stems from real estate being such as vast field with so much opportunity to develop and create all over the world. He has an interest to be involved in developments worldwide; he loves the creativity and design mentality, as well as real estate being a global opportunity from both from both a commercial and residential standpoint. He is currently interning in a boutique investment firm in West LA.

 

Keaton, Rick - PP - tRick Keaton is a sophomore pursuing a double major in Public Policy with a track in Health Policy and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies with a minor in Public Health. Rick started his studies at USC on the pre-med track, and although he would still like to pursue a medical degree, he has become increasingly interested in the politics behind the field of medicine. Recently, Rick has been conducting research with a team at USC’s Institute for Global Health, assisting in addressing various public health issues not only throughout the greater Los Angles area, but also analyzing similar public health issues throughout the world. He is invested in developing and implementing interventions and policy reform on local, national, and international levels. Rick hopes to pursue a masters in public health after finishing his degrees at USC, with aspirations to one day work for a global health NGO such as the World Health Organization (WHO), or some governmental organization that focuses specifically on healthcare reform.

 

Kempe, Micha - RED - 1Micha Kempe is a junior pursuing a degree in the new Urban Studies and Planning major. He recently transferred from Santa Monica College. His interests are in the field of Land Use and Transportation Planning. Growing up in Los Angeles, Micha has always been amazed at how cities work. He chose the Price School of Public Policy because he felt that it is a warm community with high academic standards that he could pursue his career in Urban Studies and Planning.

 

Kim, Hannah - PP - tHannah Kim is currently a junior pursuing a track in Health Policy and Management. She came to USC as a business administration major, but realized that her passions and interests lie in health management and the effects that policy has on different communities. Hannah chose Price because of the numerous opportunities that the school provides to help students achieve their goals. In the future, Hannah hopes to pursue a career in hospital administration.

 

Lee Andy Lee is a junior from West Covina, CA studying Policy Planning and Development with an emphasis in Nonprofits and Social Innovation. He chose USC Price because of their strong desire to improve the quality of life for people and the community and knows USC Price will help deepen his understanding of how policy affects society and what innovations provide a better society for all. Andy is specifically interested in the Nonprofit sector, and hopes to eventually work in the industry where he can provide solutions to help the LGBT and Asian communities. Andy is currently working in the Business Operations department at the Financial and Business Services Department at USC. His duties consist of working alongside university facility and staff members assisting on purchasing and paying for goods and services on behalf of the university alongside supporting the university’s financial system for operations. On campus, Andy is an event runner for the Program Board’s Special Events Committee and helps plan and execute large scale events. He also serves on the USC Undergraduate Student Government where he finds solutions on issues pertaining to Academic Life on campus as an Academic Affairs Delegate.

 

Lemus, Isaac - USP - tIsaac Lemus is a freshman pursuing a major of Urban Studies and Planning at Sol Price School of Public Policy. His first year at USC has been an amazing experience and he is excited to take part in all the opportunities this university has to offer. He knew Price and USC was the perfect fit the second he saw just how much attention and care was put into his program. Outside of his passion for urban development and design, Isaac is also an active member in an array of different organizations such as Residential Student Government, Building Government, Thornton Productions, Admissions, and American Planners Association.

 

LopezJ - tJordan Lopez “I chose Price because the faculty and administration were so personable. Going through the Explore program really showed me that the Price school was invested in its students and that it was I place I’d feel comfortable calling home throughout my time at USC.

I’ve known I wanted to work in urban planning & policy since I was a junior in high school. I love how interdisciplinary and varied the field is, but currently I’m exploring the intersection between community development and local economic development.”

 

Mann, Elsa - RED - tElsa Mann is a freshman from Pasadena, CA majoring in Real Estate Development.  Once she learned about the new USC Price Real Estate Development major, she knew it was the perfect program for her because it combined many of her interests such as architecture, planning, and business. Not only did this unique program draw Elsa to USC Price, but she really wanted a small school within a large university where she could get to know her peers and professors on a more personal level, but also take advantage of all the opportunities at a large institution in a major urban area.  Elsa is involved with the school yearbook, El Rodeo, Greek life, and is excited to explore all Price has to offer.

 

Mullarkey - tLauren Mullarkey-Williams is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, studying a track in Public Policy and Law. Recognizing that USC Price’s small size and individualized approach would allow her to tailor her major in the direction of her dreams, Lauren knew this school would complement her studies as a precursor to law school. Within this interdisciplinary program, she holds special interests in the areas of Urban Development and Government.

 

Nabine - tFridaouss Nabine is from Chicago, IL. She is currently studying Policy, Planning, and Development, and is hoping to work in education policy.

 


Katie Negroni
Katie Negroni is a freshman from Long Island, New York majoring in Urban Studies and Planning. Coming from a place that was no further than 20 minutes from New York City, Katie knew she wanted to be at a school where she would have the ability to explore a new city. She chose Price because of its many recourses, which would allow her to find internships and abroad opportunities, as well as its emphasis on applying knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world. Katie hopes to pursue a career in Urban Planning, possibly in the transportation industry.

 

Neo - tAlvin Neo is currently a sophomore studying Real Estate Development at the Sol Price School of Public Policy with a minor in Construction Planning and Management at the Viterbi School of Engineering. His hometown is Arcadia, California, where he has experienced the tremendous amount of development projects financed by domestic and international investors getting involved in Los Angeles’s thriving real estate industry. He is excited to pursue all facets within the real estate industry while exploring his interests in transportation planning, urban planning, and construction management. Currently, Alvin is interning at Lee & Associates Investment Services Group as an Investment Analyst and loves applying what he has learned in real world situations. Outside of school and his professional life, Alvin is an avid college football fan and enjoys playing badminton during his free time.

 

Pineda, Cindy - PPD - tCindy Pineda is currently a junior in the Health Management track in the Price School of Public Policy. Price’s tailored classes have allowed her to grow in her selected field. She aspires to one day pursue her MHA and work for Kaiser Permanente in the Human Resources department. Besides academics, Cindy is involved in various other organizations and activities on campus. Her involvement is driven by her desire to give back to her community. Price has encouraged Cindy to be more cognizant about the issues that face health care and the community.

 

Prasad - tTaara Prasad is a junior pursing bachelors in Policy, Planning, and Development with a track in Public Policy and Law. She is also pursuing Political Science and Forensics and Criminality minors in the Dornsife College of Arts and Sciences. During her time at USC, she has interned at a few organizations including the Downtown Women’s Center, The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Raben Group, in an attempt to figure out which policy areas she is most interested in. She has found herself to be most passionate about immigration and criminal justice policies and is currently exploring career paths that incorporate both of them. This fall, she has the opportunity to examine more in-depth criminal justice policy by performing research with a political science faculty member on violations of the right to a fair trial. Outside of her schoolwork, Taara works as the Managing Editor of the El Rodeo Yearbook, as an undergraduate consultant to help international teaching assistants with English through the American Language Institute, as a receptionist and copy editor at the USC Investment Office, and is the Assistant Intellectual Development chair of her sorority.

 

Rich Ben Rich is a freshman from Lancaster, Pennsylvania who is double majoring in real estate development and urban planning. He will minor in architecture in order to combine his love of design, real estate, and planning. Ben is also a part of TREA and is very excited about networking and making connections with professionals in Los Angeles and around the globe. Ben thinks the Price School is the perfect place to study real estate and is amazed by all of the intelligent and thought-provoking professors he has met so far. Where better to do all of this than Los Angeles? With a combined interest travel, real estate, design, and urbanism, Ben is very excited to be a member of the Price community and can’t wait for what the future holds.

 

Roachford - tDavid Roachford is currently a junior in the Policy, Planning, and Development degree program at USC Price. As a high school student from a Dallas area suburb, he wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to study in college. Urban development and transportation systems was always an interest, but many universities only offered this discipline in their graduate schools and suggested completing a political science degree instead. While he does enjoy learning about the political system in the US, he didn’t think it was practical to wait four years before taking courses on what he’s been passionate about for years. Ultimately, he chose Price because the school allowed him to focus on studying sustainable planning, rather than waiting until he started a master’s degree. At Price, he has not only learned what it takes to be an effective policymaker or how to work with communities on improving their neighborhoods, but he has done so in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. The faculty at Price do an incredible job incorporating the theories of urban development with practical examples happing in Los Angeles and from case studies of cities all over the world. Between all of the great faculty members, a huge metropolitan region that provides both fun and research, and being part of the Trojan Family, he is very happy with his decision to come to USC Price for undergraduate studies.

 

Roger, Brandon - PP - tBrandon Roger is currently a sophomore pursuing the public policy and law track. Brandon intends to go to law school and selected Price both for its small and close community and world class resources. Brandon’s classroom experience at USC Price has assisted him in forming Trojans United (a community service organization) and serving as its Vice President in addition to working with the Joint Educational Project.

 

Roger J - tJuliana Roger is currently pursuing a track in Nonprofit and Social Innovations. She chose USC Price because it gave her the sense of a tight knit community with faculties who not only imparts an academic lesson in an engaging fashion, but share their real world experiences. As leaders in their fields, she believes Price professors are incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and supportive. Juliana’s classroom experience at USC Price has assisted in securing her role as Co-Director of the USC Chamber Ballet Company. Her goal is to use her USC Price education towards a nonprofit organization involved in the performing arts.

 

Sarkodee-Adoo, Nana - PPD - tNana Sarkodee-Adoo is a senior studying PPD, with an emphasis in Nonprofits and Social Innovations. Since changing to a Price major the spring of her sophomore year, Nana has continuously been inspired by the faculty and students around her and their passions and dedication towards making life better for the people around them, each in their own ways. Nana is especially interested in working with youth, and will seek a career in juvenile justice after her graduation. A candidate for the Progressive Degree in Public Administration, Nana will finish up her senior year in Price before starting the Masters program this fall. Nana is also involved in other campus organizations, such as CRU/Greek Life Crossing, Camp Kesem, and Delta Delta Delta. She also works as a tutor for student athletes.

 

Schem, Melissa - RED - tMelissa Schem is a Junior majoring in Real Estate Development and minoring in Business Law at the University of Southern California. Melissa grew up in Pacific Palisades, CA and is on the USC Sailing Team. She is interested in development and real estate law.

 

Schroff, Samantha - RED - tSamantha Schroff is a sophomore from Newport Beach, CA, pursuing a track in Real Estate Development. As a junior high school student, Samantha fell in love with USC from the moment she stepped foot on campus for a USC football game. Samantha had many varied interests in real estate, business, finance, community service and philanthropy, and really had no clue how she was going to be able to bring them all together. When the USC Price Real Estate Development Bachelor of Science degree was announced, Samantha felt a huge sense of relief and excitement because the Real Estate Development track fit all of her criteria and would allow her to join all of her diverse interests into one cohesive program of study. Samantha states that although the USC Price School is on a major university campus, Price has a close-knit “family” feeling, strengthened by a genuine collective desire to make the world a better place. Samantha’s desire to improve her local community and understand how the U.S. Congress accomplishes this on a national and local level, led to her participation in a Congressional internship this past summer. Outside of her schoolwork, Samantha, a Town & Gown Scholar, is a member of TREA (Trojan Real Estate Association) and her sorority, and also rides for the USC Equestrian Team, additionally serving as Treasurer for the team.

 

Sedgwick, Kylie - PPD - tKylie Sedgwick is currently a junior on the Nonprofit and Social Innovation track and minoring in Sociology. She chose Price in order to learn about policy from a variety of different disciplines. She also loves that USC is located in the great city of Los Angeles, which offers a variety of learning and volunteering opportunities. She participates in a variety of service at USC and in the Los Angeles community, serving on the executive boards of the USC Helenes and Kicks for Kids USC. Kylie began at USC as a spring admit freshman in January 2015 and spent her gap semester in East Africa, focusing on service learning and cultural immersion in each area she visited. In the future, she hopes to continue to serve communities and gain more practical knowledge on how to improve the lives of others; she aims to join the Peace Corps or pursue a Masters in Social Work after graduating.

 

Suh, Rebecca - PP - tRebecca Suh is a freshman pursuing her bachelors of science in Public Policy. She grew to love public policy, specifically education policy, when advocating for equity issues with her high school district’s school board and traveling to Sacramento to lobby for her school district. As soon as she discovered USC Price, she fell in love with all it had to offer, including the outstanding faculty, the opportunities for student involvement, the flexibility to explore areas of study, and most importantly its vision. Rebecca is currently Pre-Law and hopes to pursue a career in advocacy or in the nonprofit sector to create equal opportunity and access to education.

 

Surani, Maheen - PPD - tMaheen Surani is currently a junior pursuing her bachelor’s in  Policy, Planning, and Development with a focus in Public Policy and Law. After attending a community college for year and a half, she fell in love with USC and transferred in Spring 2016. After participating in the Spring Externship program, Maheen was offered a position as an intern at the City of Rolling Hills Estates over the summer. She was able to pursue her passion for public administration while working in local government and is looking forward to having a career working as a government official once she graduates.

 

Tang, Erica - PPD - tErica Tang is a junior from Palos Verdes, CA studying Policy, Planning, and Development with a track in Nonprofit and Social Innovation. She chose USC Price because of its strong academic reputation, networking opportunities, rich resources, and diverse student population. The smaller class sizes, accessible and renowned professors, and close connections among students at Price have provided Erica with a supportive learning environment. Professionally, Erica would like to work for a nonprofit organization or a university, specializing in development and community relations. Erica is passionate about working with disadvantaged communities and participating in student organizations such as the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus and other community outreach programs.

 

Udabe, Rachel - PPD - tRachel Udabe is a junior from Cerritos, California, double majoring in Political Science and Policy Planning and Development with a minor in Education and Society. She is currently interning in the Parent and Community Engagement department of Green Dot Charter Schools. On campus, she is a Tour Guide with the Office of Admission and a member of Society 53, and she also volunteered as a tutor with the Joint Educational Project. Rachel has also enjoyed taking other classes around the university, including Jazz Dance and Popular Music Performance. Upon graduating, she hopes to earn a Master’s in Public Policy and then enter the field of education policy.

 

Vandenberg, Alec - PP - TAlec Vandenberg is a freshman majoring in Public Policy and Law.  He’s always been interested in public service and how governments, non-profits, and the private sector can work together to make society more just, sustainable, and safe.  At Price, he can’t wait to take classes from a wide variety of fields relating to Public Policy, traveling abroad, working in LA, and collaborating with Price students and faculty.  Looking forward, he hopes to get involved with government, a NGO, or the United Nations to advocate for change, particularly in the fields of homelessness, the environment, and human rights.

 

Yamodim, Matthew- RED_tMatthew Yamodim is a senior majoring in Real Estate Development in the Sol Price School of Public Policy with a minor in Business Finance. Real estate has always been a passionate interest of his and he plans on using his education at USC as a stepping stone to his career in real estate. He decided to join USC because of their Real Estate Development program that puts him in touch with the greatest network of professionals and leaders in the growing city of Los Angeles, as well as, the rest of the country. He is currently the Co-Director of On-Campus Events for the Trojan Real Estate Association. Matt is also a member of the USC Trojan Marching Band where he plays the Mellophone and has the opportunity to represent USC across the country.