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 at UCLA in the areas of low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, related policy, housing and health, sustainability and redevelopment. 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.

Michael R. Catania

UCLA Anderson School of Management (EMBA '21)

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Ariana Cernius

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '21)

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Rayne Laborde

UCLA Luskin (M/Arch & MURP '21)
cityLAB UCLA Fellow

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Noy Ramon

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (MURP '21)

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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

 

  • Honorific designation as a Levine Distinguished Fellow
  • A series of group dinners with a relevant high-level Ziman Center industry affiliate
  • Social entrepreneurial real estate leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
  • A monetary award applied towards tuition
  • Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center summits, policy briefings, and industry events
  • Supplemental education stipend (up to $300 reimbursed) for related events, trainings and memberships

 

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

 

Program Requirements

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

Students must fulfill one of the following in AY19/20:

  • 1 Enroll in the UCLA Anderson elective (MGMT 298D/Andrew Gross) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 2 Enroll in the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning course (URBN PL 280/Joan Ling) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 3 Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
  • 4 Provide Levine Symposium support and submit a post-symposium 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 AY19/20:

  • 1 Enroll in the UCLA Anderson elective (MGMT 298D/Andrew Gross) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 2 Enroll in the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning course (URBN PL 280/Joan Ling) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 3 Enroll (at the discretion of the clinic instructor) in UCLAW Real Estate Transactions Clinic: Affordable Housing and deliver final clinic or course project report to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.
  • 4 Propose a relevant independent study, SAW or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
  • 5 Provide Levine Symposium support and submit a post-symposium 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.

Application Process

Academic Year 2020-21:
» To apply for the Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the online application, which includes the following three parts:

  • 1 Resume
  • 2 Unofficial Transcript
  • 3 Essay (500 word limit)
  • Topic: Discuss your real estate entrepreneurial vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
  • 4 Submit application materials by email to Peter Saephanh at: peter.saephanh@anderson.ucla.edu

May 15, 2020

Application Deadline

June 5, 2020

Decision Notification

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Program Duration

 

Past Fellows

 

2019-2020

 

DaJuan Bennett

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '20)

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Kate Gancedo

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (MURP '20)

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Natalie Hunter

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '20)

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Kyle Ruane

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '20)

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CLOSE

2018-2019

 

Greg Comanor

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '19)

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Alexandria Goodyear

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (MPH '19)

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Joseph Shields

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (MURP '19)

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Kenny Wong

UCLA Arts & Architecture
UCLA Luskin (M/Arch & MURP '19)

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CLOSE

2017-2018

 
Fellow School Degree
Angus Beverly UCLA School of Law JD 2018
Michelle Chung UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2018
Michelle Tirto UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2018
Joyce Truong UCLA Anderson MBA 2018  

CLOSE

2016-2017

 
Fellow School Degree
Katherine Aguilar UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2017
Dan Broder UCLA Anderson & UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MBA/MURP 2018
Joe Pfeiffer UCLA Anderson MBA 2017
Joel Ulloa UCLA Anderson MBA 2017
CLOSE

2015-2016

 
Fellow School Degree
Maritza Lee UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2016
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
CLOSE

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
CLOSE

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
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