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IPA Alumni

Those who have contributed greatly to the IPA legacy:

Nicole Barbarino

Nicole was a Storyteller Intern with IPA in 2019. She worked to translate data and process into meaningful narratives. Nicole previously worked at the county level to help constituents access government services. She received her B.A. in Political Science from CSU Northridge and was completing her MPA at USC during her internship. Nicole likes to spend her weekends with her two dogs.


Shuyi Tao

Shuyi was a Data Forecaster intern with IPA in 2019. She worked to analyze and visualize data to help the City make better decisions. She received her BS in Economics from University of Washington and was completing her MS in Business Analytics at USC during her internship. Shuyi likes to play with her adorable cat, who can shake hands and open doors.


Yijing Liu

Yijing was a Master of Public Policy student who joined IPA as part of the USC Price School of Public Policy’s annual Spring Externship Program, which pairs students with occupational areas of interest relevant to their studies. Yijing shadowed our Innovation Team for five days during her spring break and was quick to impress our staff. She was subsequently offered an internship with us and stayed as an Innovation Intern, working on research for several key projects.

About Our Team

Since 2012, the City of Glendale has dramatically reduced staffing and spending. Our department was established to help City staff maintain exceptional service with reduced resources.