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About the USP Student Representative Program

USP Student Representatives act as liaisons between students and faculty/staff, and act as resources to the USP undergrad community. 


Join the Student Representatives!

Are you interested in being a student leader in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning? Are you interested in mentorship and peer advising? Join the USP Student Reps! Student Reps are accepting applications on a rolling basis so that anyone can apply to be a Rep at any time.

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Student Rep Spotlights

Faculty Spotlights

USP has a wonderful group of faculty, many of whom are deeply involved on campus, have won distinguished teaching awards, and work on some amazing research projects. The USP Student Representatives interview the USP faculty to learn more about them and their research.

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Student Spotlights

Our students are leaders both on and off campus and the USP Student Representatives have started interviewing our students to learn more about the work they are doing both in and out of the classroom. Learn more about their internships, senior projects, as well as their involvement in student and professional organizations.

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Meet the Student Reps!



Enrique Arcilla


Major: Urban Studies and Planning┃Science in Public Life

Minor: Design

Favorite course: USP 142 - Homelessness in San Diego

Fun fact: I love desert animals like quails and kangaroo rats.

Topics of interest: Community wealth, neighborhood access, urban citizenship







Leilani Commons


Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Minor: History

Favorite course: USP 168/HIUS 117 - History of Los Angeles

Topics of interest: Historic preservation, cultural resources, and public transit







Anna Dan


Major: Urban Studies and Planning

Favorite course: USP 136 - Community Organizing

Fun Fact: I love to learn about regenerative health practices.

Topics of interest: Community development and sustainability






Santos Topete Perez


Major: Real Estate and Development

Favorite courses: USP 151 - Real Estate Planning and Development┃USP 152 - Real Estate Development Finance and Investment

Fun facts: I have a real estate license & a vehicle dealer license.

Topic of interest: Real estate development in San Diego







Luis Valente


Major: Urban Studies and Planning┃Political Science - Data Analytics

Favorite courses: USP 193 - San Diego Community Research┃USP 165D - Decolonizing the Green New Deal

Fun fact: I'm a Disneyland Magic Key holder!

Topics of interest: Sustainable development and decolonization





An Vu


Major: Real Estate and Development┃International Business

Minor: Accounting

Favorite courses: MGT 4 - Financial Accounting┃MGT 5 - Managerial Accounting

USP 151 - Real Estate Planning and Development┃USP 153 - Real Estate and Development Market Analysis

Fun fact: One thing on my bucket list is skydiving/bungee jumping!

Student Reps Peer Advising

Student Reps Peer Advising


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