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
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
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

"There is always room to grow in our ability to succinctly and compellingly communicate the importance of the issues we work on to a broader audience.  The Switzer Network is providing very valuable training that I am not getting elsewhere."

Lara Cushing

Spotlight on Leadership

We have a number of Fellows leading in Sonoma County, working to understand the impacts of climate change at a micro level and develop solutions to improve local resiliency to climate change impacts that could be rolled out nationally.Read more >

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