PATRICK KOPPULA catalyzes social, civic, and cooperative innovation. He has served as an innovation partner for the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office’s Service Integration Branch, and for federal officials in the Obama White House. Previously, he served as a founder and executive of several venture-funded startups, including GarageBand. In his early career, Patrick served as a quantitative strategist for city- and state-level finance departments. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University.
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging & Community Service (WDACS) is working to connect its most vulnerable populations with high-quality jobs and careers. FUSE executive fellow Patrick Koppula is helping implement human-centered design approaches to the service delivery process, leading to the integration of workforce services that are directly responsive to customer needs. The aim is to improve the customer experience and satisfaction, while strengthening educational and employment opportunities. Read more