A recent Fellowship Breakfast at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs celebrated the accomplishments of student fellows. The David Bohnett Foundation’s Executive Director Michael Fleming participated as a keynote speaker.
In a letter from Dean Franklin Gilliam recalling the day, he writes:
“The collective accomplishments of this year’s fellowship recipients were highlighted by the work of Patricia Torres, Urban Planning PhD candidate, who is working on strategies to leverage girls’ and women’s empowerment for urban social change; Karissa Yee, Master of Public Policy ’11, who spent the past year working for the Mayor’s office on education reform; and Susan Snyder, Social Welfare PhD '11, who did a national study on how neighborhoods influence youth behavior.
This is just a small sampling of the incredible work that our 77 student fellowship winners and over 500 graduate students are engaged in. Our students' work spans virtually every aspect of how we live today and reflects this School’s fundamental commitment to creating a better, more just, and equitable world.
Keynote speaker Michael Fleming, Executive Director of the Bohnett Foundation, which established and supports the Los Angeles City Mayor's Fellowship Program, eloquently spoke of the work of UCLA Bohnett fellows and alumni, re-emphasizing the need to continue the collective commitment to providing support to students who are dedicated to public service.”
(Pictured Left to Right: Fellowship supporter Calvin Gross; Karissa Yee, MPP '11; Susan Snyder, SW PhD '11; Renee Luskin, Meyer Luskin, Patricia Torres, UP PhD Candidate, Dean Fraklin Gilliam; Michael Fleming)