2019 Switzer Fellows

In 2019, twenty new Fellows joined the Switzer Fellowship Network of over 650 Fellows located across the country and around the world. Read about them and their work below. To find information on Fellowship alumni, please go to the Find an Expert section of our website where you can search by name, region, and area of expertise.

Melissa Cronin
UC Santa Cruz
PhD, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Designated Emphasis in Coastal Science & Policy
Janae Davis
Clark University
PhD, Geography
Isa Gaillard
University of California, Berkeley
MURP, Master of City and Regional Planning
Nigel Golden
University of Massachusetts Amherst
PhD, Environmental Conservation
Jose Gutierrez
Cal Poly Pomona
MLA, Landscape Architecture
Maria Jesus
Claremont Graduate University
M.S., Botany
Zully Juarez
UCLA
MURP, Urban and Regional Planning, Housing and Transportation Equity
Tamara Marcus
University of New Hampshire
PhD, Earth Science/ Natural Resources and Earth System Science
Kelly McClure
Yale University
JD, Environmental Law: Water Rights, Regulation, Property Rights, Environmental Protection
Stephen Moch
Harvard University
MPP, MBA, Public Policy and Business
Brittani Orona
UC Davis
PhD, Native American Studies
Avalon Owens
Tufts University
PhD, Biology
Juan Reynoso
Harvard University
MPH, MUP, Joint Masters of Public Health and Urban Planning
Frances Roberts-Gregory
University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Anna Robuck
University of Rhode Island
PhD, Chemical Oceanography
Maggie Tallmadge
Yale University
MEM, Environmental Management/ Business & Environment, Energy & Environment
Deja Thomas
UCLA
MURP, Urban and Regional Planning, Community Economic Development and Design & Development
Jessica Trowbridge
University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Environmental Health Sciences
Lourdes Vera
Northeastern University
PhD, Environmental Sociology
Christine Wilkinson
University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

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“Work with your mind, not with your hands.” Recent graduate Daisy Benitez grew up hearing these words so often it became her mantra. In fact, her life was shaped by this saying and by the lives of its authors: her parents. After earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering (’17), she will continue her work in sustainability through the Master in Green Technologies program, with her graduate studies funded by the National GEM Consortium Engineering Fellowship, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship, and the Switzer Environmental Fellowship.Read more >

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