Sean Angst

Doctoral Research Assistant

Sean Angst is a Ph.D. student in Public Policy and Management at USC. Before coming to Los Angeles, he taught high school mathematics in Yazoo City, MS and served as the Academic Resource Specialist at College Track – San Francisco in Bayview-Hunters Point. At College Track, he focused especially on designing curriculum around access, non-cognitive skills, and social development. Since arriving at USC, he has targeted his research around equitable community investment, inclusive housing strategies, and the role of race in policy decision-making processes.

Currently, Sean is investigating rent burden and the resulting sacrifices residents are forced to make as well as conducting an evaluation of the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. He has also worked on baseline community assessments at the Center for Social Innovation, program evaluation of cash transfer interventions as a consultant to the RAND Corporation, the National Equity Atlas for the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), issues related to health equity in South Los Angeles through the REACH Demonstration Project, and affordable housing advocacy at Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE). Sean hopes to serve community organizations through his research in order to assist in the fight for meaningful policy reconstitution across the U.S.