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

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 managed by the MURP Alumni Council (MAC), with support from the Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA), the Urban Studies Student Association (USSA), and the UCI MURP program - click to learn more

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