Events and Operations Coordinator, ULI Orange County Inland Empire
This is a full-time, hybrid, non-exempt position, located in Irvine, CA.
The Graduate Student Fellowship is a two-year program open to graduate students in real estate disciplines. The fellowship starts during the second year of graduate school and continues for another year after the fellows graduate. The hope of the program is that those chosen to be Graduate Student Fellows today will be the leaders of tomorrow. Click here to learn more our past fellows!
Mading Jackson is a second-year MBA candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he is actively involved with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and real estate-related programming as Co-President of the Berkeley Real Estate Club. Prior to entering the MBA program at UC Berkeley, Mading worked on the Investments team at Oxford Properties Group in New York City where he played an integral role in the underwriting, due diligence, and execution of private equity and credit investment transactions.
This summer, Mading is interning on the Development team at The Related Companies in San Francisco. He is looking forward to working as a real estate developer where he can get hands-on experience working on a wide variety of development projects and wearing many different hats. It is through these experiences that he wants to learn how to invest in the responsible revitalization that drives economic lifeblood into urban communities long overlooked by traditional investors. In the long run, Mading would like to use real estate as a tool to bridge societal gaps and provide necessary stability to those that have experienced the unsettling pain of displacement, through projects that are both commercially viable and socially beneficial.
Mading holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Hang Nguyen serves as an Assistant Project Manager at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). Her primary focus lies in the rehabilitation of TNDC’s historical properties within their portfolio to safeguard and maintain affordable housing units in San Francisco. Prior to her tenure with TNDC, Hang Nguyen played a crucial role in launching the Keys to Equity program at Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services. This initiative aimed to support homeowners in the Oakland area by facilitating the construction of new accessory dwelling units in their backyards. Hang Nguyen’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Revati Rajwade is a student at the Master of Real Estate Development and Design (MRED+D) program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. She received her undergraduate degree in architecture from India. After several years of work experience in the architecture and real
estate industry in India, Revati joined the MRED+D program to augment her skillset and gain a holistic understanding of real estate development and its financial aspects. She has managed a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, mixed-use, and healthcare projects, prior to moving to the Bay Area.
Post MRED+D, Revati aims to enhance functionality, sustainability and ensure equitable development. Through her work solutions, she wants to break the industry belief that design sensitivity and financial feasibility cannot be achieved together. At this time of crisis, when the world is at the cusp of a change, she is thrilled to be an esteemed fellow of a prestigious organization that has the power to be heard, a mechanism to positively influence policies, and the willingness to bring about a change.
Jamie Saunders is an MBA Candidate at Colorado University’s Leeds School of Business, with dual emphases in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. At CU, Jamie sits on the board of directors for the Graduate Real Estate Association as the VP of Events and Community Engagement. She is interested in studying what makes certain assets and communities more resilient, in hopes of applying those features to future developments. Prior to CU, Jamie worked as an architectural designer, specializing in multifamily and K-12 education facilities. She is honored to join the rest of the ULI Graduate Fellows and is thankful to Bruce Etkin and the team at ULI Americas for their support.
Brianna Thornhill is a second-year Master of City Planning candidate at the University of Pennsylvania where she is concentrating in Public Private Development as well as receiving a certificate in Real Estate Design and Development. While at Penn, she is serving as the co-president of the Weitzman Real Estate Club.
Brianna is interested in the development of equitable cities that work to uplift existing communities as well as the implementation of long-term sustainable development practices. Prior to starting at the University of Pennsylvania, Brianna received an undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she studied architecture. In her free time, Brianna enjoys painting, walking through the city, and going to museums.
Bernice Yu is currently a full-time master’s degree candidate in the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University, where she serves as a Co-President of the Association of Cornell Women in Real Estate (ACWIRE). After more than seven years as a corporate lawyer, Bernice seeks to apply her deep knowledge of dealmaking and deal structuring and her experience leading large teams to execute complex, multilateral transactions to a new context: real estate development for hotels and other hospitality properties.
Prior to pursuing graduate education in real estate, Bernice was a lawyer at Helbraun & Levey LLP, a boutique law firm in New York, where she counseled entrepreneurs and established players in the hospitality industry on a wide range of transactional legal matters. Previously, Bernice led multi-billion-dollar, cross-border private equity fund formations in the New York and Hong Kong offices of the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Pomona College and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Bernice is a current Goldie Scholar with the Goldie B. Wolfe Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative, an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of women executives in the commercial real estate industry.