USC Price School of Public Policy

Student Associations

22532848148_0387698a7a_nThe Price School of Public Policy student body is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. They are leaders and problem solvers who are actively engaged in their respective fields.

The 2015-2016 Student Associations and leaders are:

American Planning Association (APA) – USC Chapter

Constituents: Undergraduate and graduate student in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering and related majors
President: Fred Chang,
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Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

Constituents: Price School of Public Policy students interested in Asian and Pacific Islander issues
President: Felix Huang,
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Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD)

Constituents: Graduate and undergraduate students in planning
President: Benjamin Frazier,
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Association of Black Students in Policy, Planning, and Development

Constituents: Price School of Public Policy students interested in Black and African American issues
Chair: TBA
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Constituents: MPA online students
President: TBA

Graduate Policy and Administration Community (GPAC)

Constituents: Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) students
President: Anja Gullerfelt,
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Graduate Real Estate Association (GREA)

Constituents: Graduate students in real estate development at USC Price and the USC Marshall School of Business
President: Michael Colich,

International City/County Management Association (ICMA@USC)

Constituents: Students interested in international city and county management
Co-chairs: Benjamin Goldblat, and Juan Pablo Lopez,
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IPPAM Graduate Students Association

Constituents: Graduate students in International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM)
President: TBD

Partnership for an Equitable Los Angeles (PELA)

Constituents: Price School of Public Policy students interested in policy and planning research and advocacy
Co-chairs: Sandy Lo, and Edward-Michael Muna,
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Price Doctoral Student Association

Constituents: Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development (DPPD) students
Chair: TBA

Price Latino Student Association

Constituents: Price School of Public Policy students interested in Latino issues
Co-chairs: Marilyn Alvarez, and Mario Enriquez,
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Price PhD Student Association

Constituents: USC Price Ph.D. students
Chair: Arthur Acolin,

Queer Policy Caucus

Constituents: USC Price students supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) people and policy issues.
President: Tess Thorman,
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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Community (RPCVC)

President: TBA
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Roosevelt at USC

Constituents: Undergraduate students in public policy who are committed to creating progressive policies that improve and strengthen communities.
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Sol Global

Constituents: Price students interested in international issues
President: Lu Tian,

Southern California Policy Review

Description: Student peer-reviewed policy journal
Editor-in-chief: Helen Wang,,
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Student Health Council (SHC)

Constituents: Master of Health Administration (MHA) students and Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) students, undergraduate and doctoral students emphasizing health administration
President: Joshua MacFawn,
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Trojan Real Estate Association (TREA)

Constituents: USC Price and USC Marshall School undergraduates in real estate development
President: Livia Pierson,

Undergraduates of Policy, Planning, and Development (UPPD)

Constituents: Undergraduate students
President: TBA

Upsilon Phi Delta

Constituents: Health Administration Students
Co-Presidents: Diana Dimapindan, and Sevana Meserkhani,

US Green Building Council Student Group at USC

Constituents: Price School students interested in improving sustainability on and around campus

USC Homeland Security Student Organization

Constituents: Students interested in homeland security
President: Kristen Nystrom,

Women Leading Policy, Planning, and Development

Constituents: Undergraduate and graduate students interested in strengthening and developing women as leaders in public policy, planning, and development
President: Leah Hubbard,
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Young Government Leaders (YGL)

President: TBA


Christine Cho
Student Services Advisor
(213) 740-3353,

Carol Rush
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
(213) 740-6842,

Christine Wilson
Director of Student Services
(213) 740-4127,