Urban Affairs Alumni Stories

Katheryn "K.C." Brekken, Assistant Research Professor for the School of Public Policy and Leadership and MGM Resorts International Institute at UNLV poses in front of the Las Vegas Strip.
Nov 5, 2018
People

Ask this researcher about how citizens can be part of policy solutions.


man with video camera
Oct 24, 2018
People

Publisher, writer, and all-around artist Pj Perez offers advice on pursuing dreams.


Oct 10, 2018
People

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year Judy Tudor had her priorities reorganized because someone took the time to be kind.


Yuri Graves
Jul 12, 2018
Campus News

Emergency Management Coordinator Yuri Graves is planning ahead for campus crises, communication, and prevention.


woman standing with street behind her
Jun 6, 2018
People

Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.


Sage Sammons
May 31, 2018
People

Communication Studies grad Sage Sammons is helping to spread the word of an improbable Stanley Cup finalist as the Vegas Golden Knights' director of communications.


woman outside
May 9, 2018
People

The president of the grad student association and UNLV employee added another Rebel degree to her credentials.


May 9, 2018
People

The nontraditional student worked as a flight attendant and juggled motherhood as she discovered her path to becoming a storyteller.


Breanna Boppre
May 8, 2018
Research

Boppre channeled her childhood experience into a lifelong goal of bringing changes to the incarceration system in order to help people rebuild their lives.


Portrait of Yuri Graves, UNLV's first emergency manager, stands by a call box.
Mar 23, 2018
People

The university's emergency manager comes by his experience with crisis planning courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.