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Meet the Stanford Cardinal Careers Fellows

2020-21 Fellows

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Community Impact Fellows

Fellows work for a public interest organization in California or D.C. and are matched with a mentor.

2019-20 Community Impact Fellows

2019-20 Community Impact Fellows (top row, from left to right): Marika Buchholz, Andrea Deleon Cruz, Pablo Haake, Jett Hayward, Jennifer Ampey, Josh De Leon; (bottom row, from left to right) Mark Ferguson, Shannon Chiu, Tynan Challenor, Kaylana Mueller-Hsia, Javier Aguayo, Alma Flores-Perez (please note that not all Community Impact Fellows are shown)

City Innovate (San Francisco, CA)

  • Susana Benavidez (City Innovation Fellow)
  • Ada Zhou (City Innovation Fellow)

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)

  • SeiMi Chu (Program Assistant Fellow)

LifeMoves (Palo Alto, CA)

  • Maya Mahony (HR and Intern Programs Fellow)
  • Anima Shrestha (Data, Impact & Learning Fellow)

Partnership for Public Service (Washington, D.C.)

  • Jessica Reynoso (Associate)

The Primary School (Palo Alto, CA)

  • Soly Lee (Health, Education & Learning Fellow)

Ravenswood Family Health Clinic (East Palo Alto, CA)

  • Amanda Han (Executive Support Fellow)
  • Harika Kottakota (Family Medicine Fellow)
  • Zoe Mahony (Development Fellow)
  • Alexa Melgoza (Pediatrics Fellow)
  • Paul Serrato (Clinical Operations Fellow)
  • Emily Wilson (Staff Development Fellow)

Redwood City 2020/John Gardner Center (Redwood City, CA)

  • Michael Solorio (Shinnyo Fellow)

San Jose Clean Energy (San Jose, CA)

  • Naomi Gail Gregorio (Power Resources Fellow)

SIRUM (Palo Alto, CA)

  • Nina Belle Randolph (Clinical Partnerships Fellow)

TalkingPoints (San Francisco, CA)

  • Cassandra Lin (Program + Special Projects Fellow)

Turnout2020 (New York City, NY)

  • Jeffrey Rodriguez (Research Associate Fellow)


John Gardner Public Service Fellows

Fellows from Stanford and UC Berkeley work in a government or nonprofit organization of their choice, matched with a mentor to guide their professional growth and development.

2020-21 Gardner Fellows

(Left to right)

Araceli Garcia, ’20 
Major: Chicanx/Latinx Studies
Service interests: Immigration law; human rights; empowering vulnerable communities.

Kimiko Hirota, '20
Major: Sociology, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Service interests: Racial and socio-economic justice; sexual assault and domestic violence prevention; immigration reform;  education; policy and advocacy. 

Nesrine Mbarek, ’20
Major: History
Service interests: MENA region; peace and democracy; music; activism. 


Schneider One-Year Fellows

Fellows work for one year in one of four Natural Resources Defense Council locations.

2020-21 Schneider One-Year Fellows

(Left to right)

Julia de Lamare, ’20 (L.L.M., Environmental Law & Policy)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council – San Francisco, CA
Title: Western Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow
Service interests: Equitable public policy decisions; Transportation electrification; Decarbonization efforts; Energy efficiency; Clean energy grid; Sustainable development

Shelby Parks, ’20 (B.S. Chemistry, M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering – Atmosphere/Energy)
Placements: Natural Resources Defense Council – New York City
Title: Eastern Western Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow
Service interests: Housing and transportation equity and sustainability; Renewable energy policy advocacy; Environmental justice

Christian Tae, ’19, '20 (B.S., M.S. Electrical Engineering)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council – Washington, DC
Title: Federal Climate and Clean Energy Policy Analysis Fellow
Service interests: Clean energy technology/policy; Distributed solar and wind resources; Electrification of transportation sector; Equitable transition to carbon-free grid

Amulya Yerrapotu, ’20 (Economics)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council – Chicago
Title: Midwestern Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow
Service interests: Environmental justice; Transition to a clean energy economy that is inclusive of the labor movement


Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy

Fellows work in a mentored position at a host foundation and learn about the role of philanthropy in society.

2020-21 Ford Fellows

(Left to right)

Ahmi Dhuna, ’19 , M.S. ’20
Major: B.A. Political Science,  M.S. Sustainability Science and Practice
Service interests: Organized labor; technology; bridging the gap between communities in need and the sustainable means to serve those needs.

Remy Gordon’20
Major: Science, Technology and Society
Service interests: Education equity; STEM; policy and legislation.

Eliza Steffen’20 
Major: Political Science
Service interests: Electoral system reform; interfaith cooperation; criminal justice reform; American democracy; grantmaking, advocacy, and public policy. 


2018-19 Cardinal Careers Fellows

For more information about post-undergraduate fellowship opportunities, please contact Juaquín Sims at the Haas Center.