Members of our fellowship share what LACI means to them.

Anna Silk

Year: Senior
Major: Public Policy, Planning, and Development
Minors: Economics, Management Consulting

I joined LACI in the second semester of my freshman year, excited that the organization presented an opportunity to combine the quantitative assessment core to the study of economics with creative problem solving skills taught in public policy to help effectively serve the community. LACI’s commitment to uncovering solutions to multifaceted problems has altered the way I view my college experience, academic study, and self.


Nicholas Mockabee

Year: Junior
Major: Economics
Minor: Statistics, Business Finance

LACI has given me significant advantages since joining in January 2015. My business acumen, PowerPoint skills, and financial vocabulary have all increased exponentially through working on semester projects, meeting with clients, and our new member workshops. The real-world difficulties that our clients face allow me to transcend my knowledge of consumer behavior and marketing tactics from the classroom to the business enterprise. I’ve become an excellent public speaker, and LACI has given me the confidence to tackle any project or case I come across.


Marianna Shakhnazaryan

Year: Freshman
Major: International Relations (Global Business)
Minor: Social Entrepreneurship

The most influential experience at USC for me has been my involvement in Los Angeles Community Impact. Not only have I had the opportunity to meet incredible, motivated students, but I have also had the chance to do meaningful work for the community of LA. It’s incredible to find this type of club, run solely by students, that’s providing valuable work for the community while teaching professional skills.

After seeing the impact of our work on the community and its members, I know with certainty that I aspire to work in the social enterprise sector in my post-graduate career. This opportunity, to be part of such an incredible organization as LACI, has fulfilled all my hopes and expectations of USC.