Fellows

Each year, six to ten UC Berkeley graduate students are awarded PLUS Fellow positions. The Fellows work closely with the PLUS city-school team clients to provide customized project deliverables to strengthen the teams' collaborative work together. Fellows receive training and develop unique skills to foster intergovernmental collaboration across city, civic, and public education sectors.

 

Being a PLUS Fellow was a great opportunity for me to apply the skills I learned in my public policy courses in a real world setting. I gained a unique cross-sector regional perspective on education that I did not have before.

Anna Meier, PLUS Fellow 2014

My experience as a PLUS Fellow sharpened my qualitative research skills by giving me the opportunity to engage directly with district and school leaders in Oakland. The PLUS program does an incredible job of bringing people across disciplines and experiences together to holistically inform local educational policy.

Kate Glassman, PLUS Fellow, 2015

2019-2020 PLUS Fellows

Anna Leversee, School of Public Health and Social Welfare
Mary Cate Gustafson-Quiett, Goldman School of Public Policy
Rachel Hammond, Goldman School of Public Policy
David Hernandez Garcia, Department fo City and Regional Planning
Laura Mandel, Goldman School of Public Policy

2019-2020 Fellow Bios


PLUS Fellows Alumni

2018-2019

Diana Casanova, Graduate School of Education
C. Sequoia Erasmus
Irene Farnsworth, Goldman School of Public Policy
Sarah Ferrell, School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare
Julian Hayes, Goldman School of Public Policy
Chris Kaiser-Nyman, Goldman School of Public Policy
Terren Wing, Goldman School of Public Policy

2018-2019 Fellow Bios

2017-208

Melissa Henne, Goldman School of Public Policy 
Michael Lau, Goldman School of Public Policy
Victor Phu, Goldman School of Public Policy
Sarah Snook, Goldman School of Public Policy
Rhina Torres, Goldman School of Public Policy
Jessie Wesley, Department of City and Regional Planning

2016-2017

Marina Balleria, Goldman School of Public Policy
Nefara Riesch, Goldman School of Public Policy 
Lisa Qing, Goldman School of Public Policy
Daisy Quan,  Goldman School of Public Policy
Anna Radoff, Goldman School of Public Policy
Sara Riley, Goldman School of Public Policy

2015-2016

Lilian Chen, Goldman School of Public Policy & School of Public Health 
Nija Fountano, Department of City and Regional Planning 
Derrika Hunt, Graduate School of Education
Sarah Kolterman, Goldman School of Public Policy
Lindsay Maple, Goldman School of Public Policy
Casey McAlduff, Graduate School of Education
Taylor Myers, Goldman School of Public Policy 
Zohar Perla, Goldman School of Public Policy 
Abby Ridley-Kerr, Goldman School of Public Policy 
Diana Rios, School of Pubblic Health 
Leslie Valencia, Department of City and Regional Planning 
Keith Welch, Goldman School of Public Policy 
Eliza Kate Wicks-Arshack, Goldman School of Public Policy & School of Social Welfare

2015-2016 PLUS Fellow Bios

2013-2014

Alejandra Barrio, Goldman School of Public Policy
Desiree Carver-Thomas, Goldman School of Public Policy
Raúl Chavez, School of Social Welfare
Dennis de Guzman Caindec, Graduate School of Education
Francesca Delgado, Goldman School of Public Policy
Julia Ehrman, Department of City and Regional Planning
Margaret Fransee, School of Social Welfare
Maxwell Gara, School of Public Health
Cailey Gibson, School of Public Health
Kate Glassman, Goldman School of Public Policy
Sari Ladin, Goldman School of Public Policy
Alexandra Lozanoff, Goldman School of Public Policy
Anna Maier, Goldman School of Public Policy
Ángel Ross, Department of City and Regional Planning
Justine Wolitzer, Goldman School of Public Policy

2014-2015 PLUS Fellow Bios

2013-2014

Maura Baldiga, Department of City and Regional Planning
Jessica Box, Goldman School of Public Policy
Megan Calpin, Department of City and Regional Planning
Julia Ehrman, Department of City and Regional Planning
Julie Leung, School of Public Health
Anna Maier, Goldman School of Public Policy
Hanna Melnick, Goldman School of Public Policy
Maira Sanchez, Department of City and Regional Planning
Liz Schmid, Department of City and Regional Planning

2012-2013

Roza Do, Department of City and Regional Planning
Darren Gapultos, School of Social Welfare
Heather Imboden, Department of City and Regional Planning
Sachin Jain, Goldman School of Public Policy
Ruth Miller, Department of City and Regional Planning
Chaya Nayak, Goldman School of Public Policy
Joseph Schuchter, Graduate School of Education

2011-2012

Aixle Aman, Goldman School of Public Policy
Roza Do, Department of City and Regional Planning
Jocelyn Everroad, Goldman School of Public Policy
Darren Gapultos, School of Social Welfare

2010-2011

Victoria Laws, Goldman School of Public Policy

2009-2010

Seenae Chong, Graduate School of Education
LeConte Dill, School of Public Health
Kris Hartley, Department of City and Regional Planning
Reino Makkonen, Graduate School of Education
Paul Perry, Goldman School of Public Policy
Adrianne Wheeler, Department of City and Regional Planning

2008-2009

Ary Amerikaner, Goldman School of Public Policy and Boalt Hall School of Law
Dylan de Kervor, School of Social Welfare
Kristen Ferris, Goldman School of Public Policy
Jason Hirschhorn, Haas School of Business
Jordan Klein, Department of City and Regional Planning
Mara Larsen-Fleming, Goldman School of Public Policy and School of Public Health
April Suwalsky, Department of City and Regional Planning

2007-2008

Samir Bolar, Haas School of Business
Tamar Cooper, Department of City and Regional Planning and Department of Landscape Architecture
Laura Henry, Goldman School of Public Policy
Alissa Kronovet, Department of City and Regional Planning
Cherry Ordonez, Department of City and Regional Planning
Erika Tate, Graduate School of Education
Lynn Wu, Goldman School of Public Policy and Boalt Hall School of Law

2006-2007

Laura Henry, Goldman School of Public Policy

 

Questions? Email Deborah McKoy (debmckoy@berkeley.edu)