USC Price School of Public Policy

LEAP Program

Learning to Excel Academically and Professionally (LEAP)

Individual Assessments | Mentorship | Labs | Safety-net Scholarships | Enrichment Opportunities

LEAP undergrad program

At USC Price, we believe it is our privilege to train the next generation of leaders who will tackle the important social, environmental, and urban issues of our day – and we take that charge seriously. We are deeply committed to providing students with the very best academic training; but just as important, we want to prepare our students to excel personally and professionally.

In order to do so, we must make a strategic investment in four specific areas that will contribute to our students’ lifelong success.

Learning to Excel Academically and Professionally (LEAP) is a $10M initiative that will greatly enhance undergraduate services at the School.

There are five components to the LEAP program:

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Get Involved!

Become a member of the Student Investment Committee.

Current Members of the Student Investment Committee:

  • Ryan Aeh
    Marissa Aho
    Eric Alegria
    Mark Alexander
    Eric and Terri Batch
    Jennifer Bravo
    Kirk Cartozian
    Darren Fancher
    Max Frank
    Michael Gazzano
    Lauren Gregor
    Kristine Guerrero
    Andy Katersky
    Michael Kawada
    Jim Lewis
    Meghan Loper
    Michael K. Low
    Winnie Lu
  • Yvette McCarthy
    Steven McGuire
    Jessica Morog
    Stacy Rose Mungo
    Aggie Nesh (Afarinesh)
    Luz Reyes-Martin
    Patsy Rincon
    Natalia Rincon
    Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Smith
    John Sonego
    Brissa Sotelo
    Abel Sun
    Shane Swerdlow
    Douglas Tripp
    Julayne Austin Virgil
    Wendy Wang
    Vanessa Widener

We would also like to thank all of our current sponsors of the LEAP Program.

For more information regarding the LEAP program, please contact Caroline Bhalla (213) 740-5134,, or Brent Watson (213) 821-8179,