Kristina Raspe to be USC Price’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

March 25, 2019

Dear Price Community:

I am pleased to announce that Kristina Raspe, vice president for global real estate and facilities for Apple, a member of our Board of Councilors and an alumna of our MRED program, will serve as commencement speaker at the Price graduation ceremony on May 10, 2019.

Kristina has global responsibility for real estate, construction, facilities operations and maintenance, strategic workplace planning, and business partnering activities supporting Apple’s corporate, research and development, and data center facilities. She also manages Apple’s global environment, health & safety program, all supply chain recycling, commute services, and the company’s renewable energy program, which ensures that Apple continues to power all of its facilities with 100% renewable energy.

Kristina’s career trajectory has made her one of the leading women in real estate and development across the country. Prior to joining Apple in 2013, Kristina served as USC’s vice president for real estate development and asset management, playing a critical role in the development of USC’s University Village and the renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and was responsible for the master planning process for both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Prior to USC, she was a partner specializing in real estate and land use law at Troy Gould.

Raspe earned master’s degrees in both construction management and real estate development from USC, as well as a juris doctorate from Loyola Law School. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a licensed broker and member of the California Board of Realtors.

During her time at USC and in her service to Price on our Board of Councilors, I have always been deeply appreciative of Kristina’s sound counsel, her willingness to engage with students, and an abiding commitment to social justice and equity that infuses her work and perspective. She truly embodies the Price mission to improve the quality of life for people and their communities

I can think of no better alumna, Trojan and friend to give the commencement address during our 90th anniversary year.

Warm regards,


Jack H. Knott, Dean
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy