MEET THE 2023 - 2024 MANAGEMENT ASSISTANTS
SAVANA DOUDAR, MPP
Savana Doudar (she/her) is a current 2023-2024 Management Assistant, rotating through the City Manager’s Office, the Budget Office, and the Health & Human Services Department.
Savana holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her studies focused on education equity, racial equity, and social policy. Prior to obtaining her graduate degree, Savana worked at the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties (ACLU) as a Policy Associate. She advocated, researched, and organized on issues related to education equity, housing and homelessness, and economic justice. Her time at the ACLU sparked her interest in local government. She was inspired by the ability to facilitate equitable and positive change alongside community that directly impacts our everyday lives.
Savana earned her B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from California State University, San Marcos. In her spare time, she enjoys going on walks, drinking coffee, reading, and cooking.
Alyssa Durbin-Tan (she/her) is a 2023-2024 Management Assistant rotating through the Budget Office, City Manager's Office, Development Services, and the Parks Department.
Alyssa has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her studies focused on government equity initiatives, collaborative governance, and data-driven policymaking. While obtaining her degree, Alyssa held several roles as a Research Assistant with LAUSD, a Program Manager for the National Day of Dialogue, a national gathering of bridgebuilding professionals seeking to combat polarization, and Program Assistant at the USC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These experiences gave Alyssa a passion for working in local government to improve systems and processes to promote equity and effective collaboration.
In her free time, Alyssa enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking for friends, and going to the beach with her partner Max.
AMISADAI LICEA, MPA
Amisadai (Ami) Licea (he/him/el) is a current 2023-2024 Management Assistant, rotating through the Technology and Innovation Department, the Long Beach Police Department, Financial Management, and the City Manager’s office.
Ami holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. During his time at USC, Ami focused his studies on local government administration by taking courses in public financial management and budgeting, administration of local governments, policy and program evaluation, and collaborative governance, ultimately earning a certificate in City/County Management. His desire to pursue a career in the public sector began when his nonprofit partnered with city and county governments in Southern Arizona to distribute CARES and ARPA funds to tenants at risk of eviction. Ami is interested in promoting effective public, private, and nonprofit partnerships to deliver social services to marginalized and disadvantaged communities.
Prior to working for the City of Long Beach, Ami served as the Program Manager for an Eviction Prevention Program with Community Investment Corporation. He holds a B.A. from Vassar College, where he double majored in Economics and German Studies, with a minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies. In his free time, Ami enjoys visiting local coffee shops, recreating his mom’s childhood recipes, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends.