Who We Are

We are committed policy thinkers at the University of California-Berkeley working with a wide network of partners both on and off campus - from high school youth and their teachers, to local elected leaders, to federal agencies.



Deborah McKoy, PhD, MPA, Executive Director

Jeffrey M. Vincent, PhD, MCRP, Deputy Director

Amanda Eppley, MCP, Y-PLAN Program Director

Shirl Buss, Y-PLAN Creative Director

Myrna Ortiz, Y-PLAN Oakland Coordinator and Coach

Ciera Dudley, Y-PLAN NYC Coordinator and Coach

Bernadette Chi, PhD, Administrative and Evaluation Specialist

Daniela Solis, Office and Communications Assistant

Selena Perez Tejeda, Research Assistant

Susana Lopez Alcala, Research Assistant

Affiliated faculty

Judith Warren Little, Former Dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Rebecca Cheong, UC Berkeley, Principal Leadership Institute, UC Berkeley

Walter Hood, Professor & Former Chair, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley

Malo Hutson, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

David Stern, Professor Emeritus, Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Nora Silver, Director and Adjunct Professor, Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Graduate Student Fellows

Meet our PLUS Fellows!

Research + Policy Visiting Fellows