Master of Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Council (MAC)

MURP Alumni Council

The MURP Alumni Council (MAC) is an advisory body created by MURP alumni and the UC Irvine Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy (UPPP) Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program with the three-fold purpose of:

1) Providing support and advice to UPPP for the MURP program;

2) Connecting MURP alumni to current MURP students; and

3) Creating a greater and stronger connection amongst all MURP alumni through communication, service opportunities, networking, training, and other relationship-building events.

2017/2018 MAC Board Members

There are currently nine members on the council, supported by additional volunteers. We greatly appreciate our committee members and other interested alumni who are regular contributors to MAC affairs!

The MAC members are chosen in open elections every two years, most recently in May 2017. Any MURP alum may vote and nominate him/herself in the elections. 

Mina Brown President 2017-2019
Omar Dadabhoy Vice President 2015-2019
Linda Tang Secretary 2015-2019
Bryce Bunker Mentorship Chair 2015-2019
Mark Newman Communications Chair 2017-2019
Karen Martin Fundraising Chair 2015-2019
Christopher Tzeng At-Large 2017-2019
Steve Wechsler At-Large 2017-2019
Samantha Beier At-Large 2017-2019












MURP alumni are welcome to attend MAC meetings, which are held at the ICHA offices in University Hills on Monday evenings. Space in the meeting room is limited and meeting dates/times or location may change, so please email MAC President Mina Brown if you would like to attend.

Click to view council-approved meeting minutes documents

MAC Mentorship Program 

Since 2012, the MAC mentorship program has aimed to help UCI planning students learn about planning career options, and to build supportive professional relationships between students and UCI planning alumni. The UCI Planning Mentorship Program is now run by the MURP Alumni Council (MAC), Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA), and the Urban Studies Student Association (USSA) - click to learn more

Connect with MURPs on Social Media!

Want to stay connected to MAC?

MURP Alumni, click to join MAC's Alumni email list

Not a MURP Alum? Join MAC's "Friends of MURP Alumni" email list

LinkedIn: (UC Irvine MURPs)

Facebook: Official MAC Facebook page: UCI MURP Alumni Council @UCIMAC (UC Irvine MURPs) is a group for MURPs of any graduating class

If your graduation year is 2011 or later, you can also search for “uci murps” to find a group for your cohort.

More Information

Are you thinking of getting involved, but you’d like to know more?  Email MAC President Mina Brown.