2022 Switzer Fellows

In 2022, twenty new fellows joined the Switzer Fellowship Network of over 700 Switzer 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.

Melinda Adams
University of California Davis
PhD, Native American Studies
Natalia Aristizábal
University of Vermont
PhD, Environment and Natural Resources
Josephine Benson
Dartmouth College
MS, Earth Sciences
Marisol Cira
UCLA
PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nicholas Dorian
Tufts University
PhD, Biology
Ross Feehan
MIT/Harvard
Masters, Business Administration
Seam Guerin
Stanford
JD, Juris Doctor
Asta Habtemichael
University of Rhode Island
PhD, Chemical Oceanography
Karly Hampshire
University of California San Francisco
MD, MD
David Herrera
Brown University
PhD, Political Science
Abraham Herzog-Arbeitman
MIT
PhD, Chemistry
Leslie Hutchins
UC Berkeley
PhD, Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Liz Jacob
Yale University
JD, Juris Doctor
Lily Law
San Jose State University
MS, Environmental Studies
Peter Nguyen
UC Davis
PhD, Geography
Nishaila Porter
Northeastern University
MS, Environmental Science and Policy
Edgar Reyna
UCLA
MS, Urban and Regional Planning
Gabriela Rodriguez
Yale University
MS, Environmental Management
Amaya Simpson
University of Southern California
MA, Environmental Studies
Chelsi Sparti
UC Berkeley
MS, Energy and Resources

"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

Many people in sitting at tables in a park eating, talking and writing. Jose leans over the table in the foreground pointing to the paper a man is writing on.
As a child José regularly visited family in Mexico, where they had abundant natural space to explore, but he was disappointed in the lack of safe parks to play in when he would return to Los Angeles. As a community organizer, he saw the value of quality greenspace to working class communities. These experiences ultimately led him to pursue a career as a landscape architect working to advance park equity.Read more >

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