Blogs

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Prioritizing Anti-Displacement Through Affordable Housing

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Hala Farid (2021–23) worked with the Austin Housing and Planning Department (HPD), now the City of Austin Housing Department, to promote partnerships and strategies that increase the number of affordable housing units in the city. She supported community-led anti-displacement strategies and programs that center racial equity, encourage asset building, and … Continued

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From FUSE Executive Fellow to Racial Equity Catalyst

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Kristin Vogel (2022–23) worked with the Milwaukee County Office of Equity to increase coordination of the County’s ecosystem of equity initiatives and build enterprise-wide and regional capacity to strengthen its internal and regional racial equity infrastructure. She launched a Racial Equity Toolkit to support teams in applying a racial equity … Continued

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Transforming Government Through a Racial Equity Lens

Hyma Menath served as a FUSE Executive Fellow from 2019 to 2021, partnering with the San José Office of the City Manager to devise a racial equity framework for city operations. She bolstered organizational transformation, leveraged data strategically, and designed a racial equity-based survey process to aid economic recovery, including launching a virtual incubator for … Continued

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3D Printing: A Modern and Innovative Approach to Affordable and Efficient Housing

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Kishani De Silva (2018-21) worked with the Los Angeles County Development Authority to help establish a framework for  its Strategic Partnership Division, its Strategic Partnership Division, developing strategic partnerships and key collaborations to advance affordable housing and programs for vulnerable populations. She launched a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics … Continued

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Reimagining Lab Operations for Improved Patient Care

As a FUSE executive fellow, Mala Nanda (2016-17) worked with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) to help integrate its laboratory services and increase the efficiency of the lab system to ensure the highest quality of patient care throughout the network. She implemented an enterprise-first approach to evaluate clinical test operations and … Continued