Abby Fifer-Mandell
  • Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Abby Fifer Mandell is the Executive Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and teaches BAEP 471 and 571, courses in which interdisciplinary teams of students use design thinking to create products for underresourced communities in California. Prior to joining USC, Abby served as the Director of Admissions of the graduate school of education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles. As a consultant for Brailsford & Dunlavey, she designed educational programs and facilities at Duke University, The University of Vermont, and Dartmouth University, among others. Abby is a Wexner Heritage Fellow and serves on the board of Question Box.

Areas of Expertise

Social Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship + Innovation


Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Centers + Institutes

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Course List

BAEP 571 - Social Innovation Design