Faculty & Staff
MBA, University of Pennsylvania; BA, SUNY at Stony Brook
Christina is a social entrepreneur and attorney with over 15 years experience creating and scaling nonprofits and social change programming. Before joining the Lab, Christina served for over a decade as the co-founder/executive director of Freedom for Immigrants, a national nonprofit working to abolish the U.S. immigration detention system and build alternatives. She has been recognized with the 2020 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, an Ashoka Fellowship, and an Echoing Green Fellowship, among other awards. In addition, Christina was the first social entrepreneur-in-residence at UC San Diego's Rady School of Management, a consultant on Season 7 of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, and an appointed member of the California State Bar's first Civil Justice Strategies Task Force. Her research on law, social innovation, and human rights has been published by Oxford University Press, Springer Publishing, and the Forced Migration Review. She also has written for most major news outlets, such as the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Forbes, and InStyle Magazine. The daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, Christina currently serves on the board of the International Detention Coalition and is a member of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles.
Marelle Berry is the Senior Student Engagement Program Advisor for the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab. She has worked for USC since 2015, and with the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab since 2019. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with two bachelor's degrees in sociology and gender studies. She also received a degree in merchandise marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Through both educational experiences, she has been able to apply her business skills towards furthering student programs and supporting students with creating great impact over their careers.
Michelle Duong is the Operations Coordinator for the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab. She received her MSW from USC, and her BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Michelle was part of the Department of Social Change in Innovation during her MSW program, and she is passionate about social innovation and systems change. She is fascinated by the intersection of social impact and business, which is what led her to the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab. She is excited to support students on their journey to creating change and making a positive impact in the world.
PhD, University of Picardie; DEA, EHESS
PhD, UCLA; MBA, Indiana University; BS, Purdue University
PhD, University of Southern California
PhD, Stanford University; MBA, American University in Cairo; BSEE, Cairo University
PhD, Stanford Business School; MBA, American University in Cairo; BSEE, Cairo University. Expertise in digital business strategy in messy environments, business models for digital platforms, real-time management. Director of Research for Marshall's Institute for Communications Technology Management 2001-2007. Inducted Fellow of Association of Information Systems in 2008. 7-time winner of Society for Information Management's Annual Paper Award. Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and founding Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. UNDP advisor in Egypt, Fulbright scholar in Finland, field projects in Dubai and Denmark. Received 2021 USC Marshall Faculty Mentoring & Leadership Award.
Dr. Griffiths holds a Ph.D. from The University of Western Ontario in Canada along with an M.A. (Economics), an M.B.A. (Finance), and two undergraduate degrees.
Ph.D., University of Southern California; MBA, Pepperdine University; B.S. Business Administration, Redlands University
MBA, Stanford University; BA, Bucknell University
Professor Lamy's areas of research include international relations theory with a focus on the English School traditions, foreign policy analysis with an emphasis on the US and European states and global governance as it pertains to human security and environmental issues. Read more
Gary Painter is a Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the newly created Homelessness Policy Research Institute. He has published numerous articles in top journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics.
Professor Painter’s research interests focuses on social innovation, housing, urban economics, and education policy. He is among the world’s foremost experts on how changing demographics impact U.S. housing markets. Recent work has focused on how immigrants are integrating into housing markets across the U.S. and the role of the economic cycle on household formation. Other recent work has studied immigrant integration issues in spatial labor markets and in education. Current research focuses on how to evaluate social innovation.
He has served as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors, Pacific Economics Group, Andrew Davidson Co., Fannie Mae, Grant Thorton LLP, Burr Consulting, and the Research Institute for Housing America. Read more.
MBA, BS, University of Southern California
MBA, University of Southern California; BA, University of St. Thomas