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.

Program Highlights

 
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    Honorific designation as a Levine Distinguished Fellow
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    Assigned mentorship with a relevant high-level Ziman Center industry affiliate
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    Social entrepreneurial real estate leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
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    An annual stipend award
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    A private dinner with Howard and Irene Levine
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    Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center summits, policy briefings, and industry events
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    Conference registration fee reimbursement (up to $300) for future non-UCLA affordable housing events or industry forums
 

Application Guidelines

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

Program Requirements

 
 

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

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    Students must fulfill one of the following in AY17/18:
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      Enroll in the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning Fall 2017 course: Affordable Housing Development (Urban Planning 280--prerequisites: URBN PL 220A/B Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning I/II), and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged for UCLA Anderson and UCLA Luskin candidates**
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      Enroll in the UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Winter 2018 course: Built Environment and Health (EHS208), and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged for UCLA Fielding School of Public Health candidates**
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      Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
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      Provide Levine 2017/2018 Symposium support (TBD) and submit a post-symposium policy report for public distribution.
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    Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
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    A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

UCLA Law Applicants

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    Students must fulfill one of the following in AY17/18:
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      Enroll in the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning Fall 2017 course: Affordable Housing Development (Urban Planning 280--prerequisites: URBN PL 220A/B Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning I/II), and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged**
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      Enroll (at the discretion of the clinic instructors) in UCLAW Real Estate Transactions Clinic: Affordable Housing or UCLAW 950 Homelessness course and deliver final clinic or course project report to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.
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      Propose a relevant independent study, SAW or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
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      Provide Levine 2017/2018 Symposium support (TBD) and submit a post-symposium policy report for public distribution.
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    Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
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    A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

Application Process

 
 

Academic Year 2017-2018:

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    To apply for the Levine Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the application, which includes the following three parts:
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      Resume
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      Unofficial Transcript
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      Essay (500 word limit)
      Topic:  Discuss your social entrepreneurial real estate vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation in the areas of low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, policy, housing and health, sustainability and redevelopment. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
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      Submit application materials by email to Theresa Cisneros at: theresa.cisneros@anderson.ucla.edu
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    Application Deadline: April 28th, 2017
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    Decision Notification: Week of May 22nd, 2017
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    Program Duration: Academic Year 2017 - 2018

For further information, please contact:

Theresa Cisneros
Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
theresa.cisneros@anderson.ucla.edu | (310) 825-3329

Howard and Irene Levine Fellows

 
Katherine Aguilar
Katherine Aguilar
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (MURP '17)
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Dan Broder
Dan Broder
UCLA Anderson/UCLA Luskin (MBA/MURP '17)
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joe pfieffer
Joe Pfeiffer
UCLA Anderson (MBA '17)
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Joel Ulloa
Joel Ulloa
UCLA Anderson (MBA '17)
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2015-2016
Fellow School Degree
Maritza Lee UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2017
David Leipziger UCLA Anderson & UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MBA/MURP 2017
Katherine Haupert UCLA Anderson MBA 2016
Amil K. Gupta UCLA Anderson FEMBA 2017

2014-2015
Fellow School Degree
Valerie Coleman UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2015
Aaron Ordower UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2015
Neil Doshi UCLA Anderson MBA 2015

2013-2014
Fellow School Degree
Kristin Niver UCLA Law JD 2014
Austin Rogers UCLA Anderson FEMBA 2014
Jadie Wasilco UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2014