USC Price School of Public Policy

2016 Price Academic Celebration Student Exhibition Awards

June 15, 2016


The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in May held its annual Academic Celebration Student Exhibition Awards, providing an opportunity for students to showcase the outstanding work completed in Price courses. The 2016 winners are listed below.

All photos by Deirdre Flanagan (View more Student Exhibition Awards photos on Flickr)

2016 Winners







Closing the Gender Gap in Congress Collaborative: An intersectoral approach to increasing female representation in the United States Congress
Yue “Julia” Kang , Mandalyn Mendoza, Andrew Olenick

Condensed Southern California Landscape
Nicolle Cotes Chong Yoc Kim, Matthew Kaufman, Tiffany Swift

Crops for Credit: A Social Finance-led Project Proposal or Zou Farmers in Benin – West Africa
Rachel Day, Bevin Kloepper

Heathrow Airport’s Proposed Northwest Runway Expansion: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Bárbara Higuera Pérez, Guozijun “Carlina” Jiang, Edgar Ortiz, Leonardo Poareo

Hiwot: Launching a Social Enterprise to Address Ethiopia’s Child Malnutrition
Fitsum Fanta

Hospital Stays and Real Expenditures Among Medicaid Enrollees
Jyllyann Samuel

H.R. 4470
Kimaya Karnawat

Huntington Green
Rachel Junken, Yue “Julia” Kang

Improving Service on California’s Intercity Rail Lines: A look at local governance
Anisha Hingorani, Sol Jobrack, Kenan Zhang

Intersectoral Collaboration & Stakeholder Engagement: Northwest Green Chemistry
Christine Auwarter, Brenna Holly, Ashley Mareld, Anna Montgomery

Istanbul, Turkey: City Development Strategies
Zoe Dean, Wen Fan, Axel Hellman, Matt Kaufman, Michael Shenkman, Anqi Wang

Non-Tax Revenue Debt Collection: An Analysis for the Orange County Treasurer
Jason Dempsey, Jason Karol, Nicole White-Gamble

Proposal to Evaluate California’s Paid Family Leave Program
Kristin Butts, Nicholas Crawley-Brown, Shaina Flesser, Leslie Kilgore, Mariana Ramirez

Proposal to Evaluate California’s Paid Family Leave Program
Natalia Aguirre, Sarah Bartlett, Daniella Garofalo, Nidia Lopez, Dawn Turton

Responding to Drought: An Initial Review of California’s Urban Water Conservation in 2015
Bradley Coffey

Review of Optimization Measures at the San Pedro Bay Complex
Axel Hellman, Arnold Valdez, Sheng’ao Xie, Biying Zhao

Short Term Rentals in the City of Davis: Analysis and Recommendations
Olivia Cao, Brian Christison, Melissa Kalbarczyk, Donald Neuss

The Economic Impacts Of The California Drought On Central Coast Agricultural Firms
Sarah Bartlett, Nicholas Brown, Brian Pellis, Steven Ozinga, Rosanna Woods

Vision Zero: Eliminating Traffic Deaths in Sacramento
Emily Finkel

Visualizing the Future: An Exploration of Augmented Reality in Emergency Management
Wai Shong Chan Martin, Justin Padua, Ryan Ray, Jonathan Westendorf

Weighing the Costs of Rent Control in Richmond
Daniel Barth, Morgan Golin, Gretchen Kelly, Sunny Leon, Jonathan Westendorf

Where is Chinatown? A Transnational Perspective
Wendy Chung

2016 Nominees with Honorable Mention

Creating a Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Local Governments
Christopher Ramirez, Katie Savant-Schultz, Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Leap
Jeffrey Cairney, Ami Doshi, Darnell Mays, Clement Tsay

Smoking and Social Identity
Meghry Chopurian, Qiao Chu, Roma Gandhi, Ali Limonadi