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Arthur Acoca Acolin is a PhD student in Urban Planning and Development at the University of Southern California with a broad interest in housing economics and a focus on international housing policy and finance.


Yeokwang Brian AnYeokwang An

Yeokwang (Brian) An a is second-year PhD student in Public Policy and Management in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is interested in urban economics and state and local government finance.


Robyn BurlesonRobyn Burleson

Robyn is a Master of Public Policy candidate at USC Price. As a Graduate Assistant at the Bedrosian Center, she writes about the Center’s events and global governance issues.


Janet LiJanet Li

Janet is a second-year, dual-degree graduate student at USC Price. Policy analyst, planner, and social researcher interested in evidence-based policymaking and program development to address inequities in low-income communities through a community development framework.

Anthony W. Orlando Anthony-W-Orlando-200x300

Anthony W. Orlando is a first-year PhD student in Public Policy and Management. His research focuses on the role of housing and financial policies in economic and social welfare, especially as they affect inequality, unemployment, and business cycles.



Patricia Quintero EstadesPatricia Quintero Estades

Patricia is a second-year, dual-degree graduate student at USC Price. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Boston in 2010 to get a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science, before moving to LA for graduate school. She is mainly interested in education, social, and environmental policy and planning. In her free time she enjoys baking and catching up with her favorite TV shows.

Monica SantanderMonica Santander

Monica Santander is Master of Public Policy Candidate at USC Price School of Public Policy. She is especially interested in youth outcomes, namely for at-risk youth, equitable and comprehensive community development, and program evaluation.


Danielle Williams Danielle-002-300x209

Danielle Williams is a Ph.D. Candidate at the USC Price School of Public Policy. A fourth year student in the Public Policy and Management program, her research interests include program evaluation, prisoner reentry policy, anti-poverty programs, and education policy.


Matthew YoungMatthew Young

Matthew Young is a Ph.D. candidate at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. A student in Public Policy and Management, Matt’s research interests are public management, public sector innovation and technology, governance, civic engagement, and social justice.



Past Students

Justine Dodgen

Justine Dodgen ’16 graduated with a Master of Public Administration. While studying at the Price School, she concentrated in international development administration. Her policy interests include civic engagement and civil society development, particularly related to women’s empowerment and legal literacy. She is currently Grants Manager at The Wonderful Company.

Sarah Mawhorter

Sarah Mawhorter received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development from USC Price in 2016. She has accepted a 2-year postdoc at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation title: “Reshaping Los Angeles: Housing Affordability and Neighborhood Change.” Her committee: Richard K. Green, Dowell Myers, George Galster, and Manuel Castells.

Vincent Reina

Vincent Reina received his Ph.D. from USC Price  in 2016.While at USC, Vincent was a Doctoral Fellow at the Lusk Center for Real Estate. He has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jovanna Rosen

Jovanna Rosen received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development at USC Price in 2016. Her research focuses on community development, economic development and social justice.

Diane Um

Diane Um graduated from USC in 2016 with a B.S. in Policy, Planning & Development and a Minor in Economics. As a Research Assistant at the Bedrosian Center, she has helped compile data on topics ranging from housing to walkability. She was also a marketing intern at SmartAction.