Alumni Spotlight: Karnig Kazarian

Karnig Kazarian (FPPA 2005) is a council member for the City of Fowler and continues to work in his family’s agribusiness. He serves as chairman of both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency County Committee (Fresno) and the South Kings Groundwater...

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Congratulations 2018 Youth Fellows!

On August 3rd, we graduated our second cohort of Youth Fellows who spent the last six weeks navigating the varied sectors in the region and learning to work creatively and across differences to get things done. The ceremony was held at the California Endowment, where...

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Alumni Spotlight: Larry Chung

Larry Chung (FPPA 2013) is the Senior Vice President of Strategies 360, where he leads Southern California operations for the firm. He oversees large scale public affairs campaigns for clients, manages staff, and leads all business development initiatives for their...

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Skrzat

Elizabeth Skrzat (FPPA 2010) is currently the Executive Director at City Plants, a non-profit organization that works with the City of LA to plant and distribute 20,000 trees each year. She manages relationships with seven non-profit partners and several City entities...

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Alumni Spotlight: Amit Thakkar

Amit Thakkar (Coro Southern California Fellows Program Alum, 2005) is the founder and CEO of, where he provides direction and oversight to all facets of the company. Prior to that, Amit ran his own consultancy firm that focused on government relations, and...

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