Student Teams

Our academic partnerships have made it possible to take local action on the SDGs in L.A. They have been a force multiplier for that progress, and an opportunity to introduce the City’s work to undergraduate and graduate students from various universities. Through these partnerships, student’s findings have and will continue to help the City in implementing policies inclusive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The project teams play a key role in assisting the City to identify gaps in aligning plans and practices while highlighting cross-cutting issue areas for mobilizing multi-stakeholder partnerships. Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students have been engaged in the SDG localization efforts in Los Angeles to date.

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Occidental College
Occidental College
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
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ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management
ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management
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UCLA
UCLA
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Pomona College
Pomona College

2020 Cohort

The Summer 2020 SDG Project Team brought together a cohort of 54 students from Occidental College, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and Pomona College. The summer student cohort sought to produce a series of deliverables demonstrating how the SDGs can be mobilized in city government through nine different projects.

Project Team 1

Alejo Maggini

ALEJO MAGGINI

University: Occidental College

Alison Schulte

ALISON SCHULTE

University: University of Southern California

John Hammer

JOHN HENRY HAMMER

University: Occidental College

Kush Shanker

KUSH SHANKER

University: University of Southern California

Niloofar Sarvestani

NILOOFAR SEDIGH SARVESTANI

University: Arizona State University

Nhi Trinh

LE NHI TRINH

University: University of Southern California

Project Team 2

Caroline Diamond

CAROLINE DIAMOND

University: Occidental College

Jack Fernandes

JACK FERNANDES

University: Occidental College

Josephine Gardner

JOSEPHINE GARDNER

University: University of Southern California

Kyler Parris

KYLER PARRIS

University: Occidental College

Micah Kirscher

MICAH KIRSCHER

University: Occidental College

Wafa Abedin

WAFA ABEDIN

University: Occidental College

Project Team 3

Abbey Martichenko

ABBEY MARTICHENKO

University: University of Southern California

Alexis Patton

ALEXIS PATTON

University: University of Southern California

Prachi Kale

PRACHI KALE

University: University of Southern California

Sydney Scudder

SYDNEY SCUDDER

University: Arizona State University

Tanisha Suresh Shetty

TANISHA SHETTY

University: Arizona State University

Zachary Goodwin

ZACHARY GOODWIN

University: Occidental College

Project Team 4

Austin Berry

AUSTIN BERRY

University: Arizona State University

Hope Hendry

HOPE HENDRY

University: Occidental College

Jackson Caudle

JACKSON CAUDLE

University: Occidental College

Maggie Smart-Mccabe

MAGGIE SMART-MCCABE

University: Occidental College

McClaran Shirley

MCCLARAN SHIRLEY

University: Occidental College

Snigdha Suvarna

SNIGDHA SUVARNA

University: Occidental College

Tyler Branum

TYLER BRANUM

University: Arizona State University

Zoe Navapanich

ZOË NAVAPANICH

University: University of Southern California

Project Team 5

Devon Rizer

DEVON RIZER

University: Arizona State University

Harrison Maxwell

HARRISON JAMES MAXWELL

University: Arizona State University

Janie Marcus

JANIE MARCUS

University: Pomona College

MAKENNA FLYNN

MAKENNA FLYNN

University: Arizona State University

Margaret Worrall

MARGARET WORRALL

University: Arizona State University

Mayowa Akintewe

MAYOWA AKINTEWE

University: Arizona State University

Reed Holland

REED HOLLAND

University: Arizona State University

Project Team 6

Andrew Leung

ANDREW LEUNG

University: University of Southern California

Daud Joseph

DAUD JOSEPH

University: Arizona State University

Joan Lee

JOAN LEE

University: University of Southern California

Nan Ni

NAN NI

University: University of Southern California

Project Team 7

Julia Eubanks

JULIA EUBANKS

University: Occidental College

Michael Najarian

MICHAEL NAJARIAN

University: UCLA

Nancy Zhou

NANCY LINGHUI ZHOU

University: Occidental College

Oli Vorster

OLIVIA VORSTER

University: Occidental College

Virginia Paschal

VIRGINIA PASCHAL

University: Pomona College

Eric Miller

ERIC KYLE MILLER

University: Arizona State University

Jarod Majeika

JAROD MAJEIKA

University: University of Southern California

Project Team 9

Brillarch Amante II Dayag

BRILLARCH AMANTE M DAYAG II

University: Arizona State University

Dilay Akcora

DILAY AKCORA

University: University of Southern California

Ellory Longdon

ELLORY LONGDON

University: University of Southern California

Hamsini Balaji

HAMSINI BALAJI

University: University of Southern California

Pengyu Ji

PENGYU JI

University: University of Southern California

Sarah Eng

SARAH ENG

University: University of Southern California

Stephanie Oyolu

STEPHANIE OYOLU

University: Occidental College

Project Team 13

Lola Fisher

LOLA FISHER

University: University of Chicago

Seth Bae

SETH BAE

University: Brown University

Simone Flournoy

SIMONE FLOURNOY

University: University of Saint Andrews

2020 Interns

Joseph Waldow

JOSEPH WALDOW

University: Occidental College

Fatime Uruchi

FATIME URUCI

University: University of Southern California, Annenberg School

2019 Interns

Our team of 2019 SDG Interns was instrumental in furthering the work of the Summer 2018 Cohort. Through their efforts, the City of L.A. can now map City programs, policies, and initiatives from the Office of Mayor Garcetti and various City Departments to the SDG goals. The interns also played a strategic role in the development of the City's first VLR, the SDG website and data reporting platform.

Andres Williamson

ANDRÉS WILLIAMSON

University: University of Southern California

Alban Martinez

ALBAN MARTINEZ

University: Los Angeles Pierce College

Xeneb Shah

XENEB SHAH

University: University of California Los Angeles

Linda Mejia

LINDA MEJIA

University: University of Connecticut

Ron Huang

RON HUANG

University: Santa Clara University

Amanda Claire Elliot

AMANDA CLAIRE ELLIOT

University: University of California Los Angeles

Caitlyn Manahan

CAITLYN MANAHAN

University: Bucknell University

Pascal Jakowec

PASCAL JAKOWEC

University: University of Southern California

Renata Fernandez Gomez Sainz

RENATA FERNÁNDEZ GOMEZ SAINZ

University: University of San Diego

Yully Purwono

YULLY PURWONO

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

2018 Cohort

The Summer 2018 SDG Project Team brought together a cohort of 18 interns from Occidental College, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. The summer student cohort sought to produce a series of deliverables demonstrating how the SDG framework could inform implementation of the City’s sustainability and resiliency initiatives. The Summer 2018 SDG Cohort provided multi-sector findings, along with recommendations on revised targets for L.A., and a focused look at SDG 13 and climate change.

Chidire Ezeh

CHIDIRE EZEH

University: Occidental College

Haiyi Zhao

HAIYI ZHAO

University: Occidental College

Stephanie Kellogg

STEPHANIE KELLOGG

University: Luskin School of Public Affairs at University of California Los Angeles

Tyson Williams

TYSON WILLIAMS

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Snigdha Suvarna

SNIGDHA SUVARNA

University: Occidental College

Nikitha Gopal

NIKITHA GOPAL

University: UCLA Master of Public Policy

Madit Yel

MADIT D. RING YEL

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Juliah Lee

JULIAH LEE

University: Occidental College

irene kinyanguli

IRENE KINYANGULI

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

zachary solomon

ZACHARY SOLOMON

University: Occidental College

Olivia mulerwa

OLIVIA MULERWA

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

gaea morales

GAEA MORALES

University: Occidental College

Alejandra Molina

ALEJANDRA MOLINA

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Marissa Ayala

MARISSA AYALA

University: UCLA Luskin School Public Affairs; Master of Public Policy

Kristopher Eclarino

KRISTOPHER ECLARINO

University: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Master of Public Policy (2019)

Danielle Ledezma

DANIELLE LEDEZMA

University: Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Mariana Zimmermann

MARIANA ZIMMERMANN

University: UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Aliya White

ALIYA WHITE

Project Consultant Mayor’s Office of International Affairs – City of Los Angeles

April Yang

APRIL YANG

University: University of Southern California


 

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