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.

2021 Interns

The 2021 Interns support the writing and publication of L.A.'s second Voluntary Local Review and updates to the City's SDG Data Reporting Platform

Caroline Diamond

CAROLINE DIAMOND

Occidental College

Alejo Maggini

ALEJO MAGGINI

Occidental College

Headshot of Jonathan Fang, 2020 - 2021 Intern

JONATHAN FANG

Occidental College

Headshot of Emily Gardner 2021 Intern

EMILY GARDNER

UCLA

Rachel headshot picture

RACHEL SEIBERG

UCLA

Headshot of Lily Laugharn, 2021 Intern

LILY LAUGHARN

Stanford University

Headshot of Morgan Lee

MORGAN LEE

UCLA

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 - LGBTQIA+ Data Inclusivity

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Alejo Maggini

ALEJO MAGGINI

Occidental College

Alison Schulte

ALISON SCHULTE

University of Southern California

John Hammer

JOHN HENRY HAMMER

Occidental College

Kush Shanker

KUSH SHANKER

University of Southern California

Niloofar Sarvestani

NILOOFAR SEDIGH SARVESTANI

Arizona State University

Nhi Trinh

LE NHI TRINH

University of Southern California

Project Team 2 - Student Housing Insecurity and Educational Outcomes

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Caroline Diamond

CAROLINE DIAMOND

Occidental College

Jack Fernandes

JACK FERNANDES

Occidental College

Josephine Gardner

JOSEPHINE GARDNER

University of Southern California

Kyler Parris

KYLER PARRIS

Occidental College

Micah Kirscher

MICAH KIRSCHER

Occidental College

Wafa Abedin

WAFA ABEDIN

Occidental College

Project Team 3 - SDG Activities Index and Community Storytelling

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Abbey Martichenko

ABBEY MARTICHENKO

University of Southern California

Alexis Patton

ALEXIS PATTON

University of Southern California

Prachi Kale

PRACHI KALE

University of Southern California

Sydney Scudder

SYDNEY SCUDDER

Arizona State University

Tanisha Suresh Shetty

TANISHA SHETTY

Arizona State University

Zachary Goodwin

ZACHARY GOODWIN

Occidental College

Project Team 4 - Biodiversity in Los Angeles

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Austin Berry

AUSTIN BERRY

Arizona State University

Hope Hendry

HOPE HENDRY

Occidental College

Jackson Caudle

JACKSON CAUDLE

Occidental College

Maggie Smart-Mccabe

MAGGIE SMART-MCCABE

Occidental College

McClaran Shirley

MCCLARAN SHIRLEY

Occidental College

Snigdha Suvarna

SNIGDHA SUVARNA

Occidental College

Tyler Branum

TYLER BRANUM

Arizona State University

Zoe Navapanich

ZOË NAVAPANICH

University of Southern California

Project Team 5 - Housing Insecurity Journey Map

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Devon Rizer

DEVON RIZER

Arizona State University

Harrison Maxwell

HARRISON JAMES MAXWELL

Arizona State University

Janie Marcus

JANIE MARCUS

Pomona College

MAKENNA FLYNN

MAKENNA FLYNN

Arizona State University

Margaret Worrall

MARGARET WORRALL

Arizona State University

Mayowa Akintewe

MAYOWA AKINTEWE

Arizona State University

Reed Holland

REED HOLLAND

Arizona State University

Project Team 6 - Equitable Street Asset Investments 

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Andrew Leung

ANDREW LEUNG

University of Southern California

Daud Joseph

DAUD JOSEPH

Arizona State University

Joan Lee

JOAN LEE

University of Southern California

Nan Ni

NAN NI

University of Southern California

Project Team 7 - Healthy Indoor Environments

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Julia Eubanks

JULIA EUBANKS

Occidental College

Michael Najarian

MICHAEL NAJARIAN

UCLA

Nancy Zhou

NANCY LINGHUI ZHOU

Occidental College

Oli Vorster

OLIVIA VORSTER

Occidental College

Virginia Paschal

VIRGINIA PASCHAL

Pomona College

Eric Miller

ERIC KYLE MILLER

Arizona State University

Jarod Majeika

JAROD MAJEIKA

University of Southern California

Project Team 9 - Community Development Block Grants

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Brillarch Amante II Dayag

BRILLARCH AMANTE M DAYAG II

Arizona State University

Dilay Akcora

DILAY AKCORA

University of Southern California

Ellory Longdon

ELLORY LONGDON

University of Southern California

Hamsini Balaji

HAMSINI BALAJI

University of Southern California

Pengyu Ji

PENGYU JI

University of Southern California

Sarah Eng

SARAH ENG

University of Southern California

Stephanie Oyolu

STEPHANIE OYOLU

Occidental College

Project Team 13 - Veterans Success

Lola Fisher

LOLA FISHER

University of Chicago

Seth Bae

SETH BAE

Brown University

Simone Flournoy

SIMONE FLOURNOY

University of Saint Andrews

2020 Interns

Joseph Waldow

JOSEPH WALDOW

Occidental College

Fatime Uruchi

FATIME URUCI

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 of Southern California

Alban Martinez

ALBAN MARTINEZ

Los Angeles Pierce College

Xeneb Shah

XENEB SHAH

UCLA

Linda Mejia

LINDA MEJIA

University of Connecticut

Ron Huang

RON HUANG

Santa Clara University

Amanda Claire Elliot

AMANDA CLAIRE ELLIOT

UCLA

Caitlyn Manahan

CAITLYN MANAHAN

Bucknell University

Pascal Jakowec

PASCAL JAKOWEC

University of Southern California

Renata Fernandez Gomez Sainz

RENATA FERNÁNDEZ GOMEZ SAINZ

University of San Diego

Yully Purwono

YULLY PURWONO

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

Occidental College

Haiyi Zhao

HAIYI ZHAO

Occidental College

Stephanie Kellogg

STEPHANIE KELLOGG

Luskin School of Public Affairs at University of California Los Angeles

Tyson Williams

TYSON WILLIAMS

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Snigdha Suvarna

SNIGDHA SUVARNA

Occidental College

Nikitha Gopal

NIKITHA GOPAL

UCLA Master of Public Policy

Madit Yel

MADIT D. RING YEL

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Juliah Lee

JULIAH LEE

Occidental College

irene kinyanguli

IRENE KINYANGULI

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

zachary solomon

ZACHARY SOLOMON

Occidental College

Olivia mulerwa

OLIVIA MULERWA

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

gaea morales

GAEA MORALES

Occidental College

Alejandra Molina

ALEJANDRA MOLINA

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Marissa Ayala

MARISSA AYALA

UCLA Luskin School Public Affairs; Master of Public Policy

Kristopher Eclarino

KRISTOPHER ECLARINO

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

Danielle Ledezma

DANIELLE LEDEZMA

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Mariana Zimmermann

MARIANA ZIMMERMANN

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 of Southern California


 

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