Ian Gabriel is a Master of Public Policy student at USC Price, interested in homelessness and housing policy. He received a dual degree in History and Spanish at Rutgers University in his home state of New Jersey. Prior to enrolling at USC Price, he worked as a project manager for a public affairs firm that combined art and creative organizing to amplify the messages of its clients, all progressive non-profit organizations and labor unions like SEIU, Planned Parenthood, Rock The Vote, and Sierra Club. He co-founded and edited a quarterly print and online publication focused on arts, culture, and urban issues in Downtown Los Angeles, and also managed a certified farmers market in the same neighborhood. He is a proud collaborator and volunteer at Studio 526, an art studio and safe space in Skid Row made possible by homeless services and housing provider The People Concern. Ian is also involved in community-based research projects and art/music events in the Skid Row community. In his free time, he likes to play chess, read in parks, and bike around Los Angeles in search of the city’s best tacos.