Los Angeles offers supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, and at the same time it works to keep public spaces safe and clean. To this end, FUSE executive fellow Ann Zald helped the Bureau of Sanitation and Environment improve its processes for homeless encampment cleanup and waste collection. She also helped the bureau develop a Food Rescue plan, which aims to bring surplus food from restaurants to those who lack food across the city, exploring how the city can better support this proposed service and creating a plan for its implementation. Through all of these efforts, the city strives to help those in need while improving public health and safety.
ANN ZALD (2017-18) spent 20 years as an executive in the film industry, developing expertise in leadership, project management, communications, and entrepreneurship. Most recently, she led a 25-person producing team in creating film and television marketing materials at one of Hollywood’s major agencies, and she spearheaded new initiatives to expand business offerings and the client base. Ann earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, holds certificates in environmental sustainability and horticulture from UCLA, and earned an MFA in film producing from USC.
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