ZC Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows

Howard and Irene Levine Fellows

The UCLA Ziman Center is proud to present the Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows Program, which has been established to augment the training of the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing real estate education in the areas of housing affordability, related policy and sustainability at UCLA. Each year, an exclusive group of students will be chosen to serve one-year terms as Levine Distinguished Fellows. Fellows will be selected for their passion for real estate and social responsibility, academic accomplishments, leadership, and service to the real estate program at UCLA.

The Levine Distinguished Fellowships are a core part of the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, and are made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine. Mr. Levine is a member of the Founding Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

2014-2015 Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows:

Valerie Coleman Valerie Coleman
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, MURP 2015
Aaron Ordower Aaron Ordower
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, MURP 2015
Neil Doshi Neil Doshi
UCLA Anderson, MBA 2015
 



Previous Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows:
Kristin Niver, UCLA Law, JD 2014
Austin Rogers, UCLA Anderson, FEMBA 2014
Jadie Wasilco, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, MURP 2014

Program Highlights:

  • Honorific designation as a Levine Distinguished Fellow
  • An annual stipend award
  • Assigned mentorship with a Ziman Center board member
  • Social entrepreneurial real estate leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
  • A private dinner with Howard and Irene Levine, benefactors
  • Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center board meetings, policy briefings, and industry events
  • The opportunity to work with UCLA faculty and industry leaders in the development of future case studies for the Real Estate Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Affordable Housing winter quarter course

Application Guidelines:

  • The program is open to any UCLA Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA student, UCLA Law student, or UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning or Public Policy student who is entering the last year of his/her respective Anderson/Law/SPA graduate studies program. Students must display academic excellence and possess an active interest in low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, related policy, sustainability and redevelopment.

Program Requirements:

Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning or Public Policy Applicants

  • Students must fulfill one of the following in AY14/15:

1. Enroll in the UCLA Anderson Levine MBA course: Social Entrepreneurship, Housing and Sustainability (MGMT298D-11, winter 2015 quarter) and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged**
2. Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
3. Provide Levine 2015 Summit support (TBD) and submit a post-summit policy report for public distribution.

  • Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
  • A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

UCLA Law Applicants

  • Students must fulfill one of the following in AY14/15:

1. Enroll in the UCLA Anderson Levine MBA course: Social Entrepreneurship, Housing and Sustainability MBA course (LAW445, winter 2015 quarter) and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged*
2. Enroll in LAW M526 Urban Housing and Community Development and submit his/her UCLA Law SAW course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.
3. Enroll (at the discretion of the clinic instructors) in UCLAW Real Estate Transactions Clinic: Affordable Housing and deliver his/her final clinic project or report to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.
4. Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
5. Provide Levine 2015 Summit support (TBD) and submit a post-summit policy report for public distribution.

  • All Levine Fellows are required to submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
  • A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine.

For further information, please contact:
Sarah Mercurio
Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
sarah.mercurio@anderson.ucla.edu, (310) 825-3329