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Meet the Stanford Cardinal Careers Fellows

Cardinal Careers 2015-16

2019-20 Fellows

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Community Impact Fellowship

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

City of San José, City Manager's Office

  • Pablo Haake (Public Policy Fellow)

City of San José, Dept. of Clean Energy

  • Victoria Mendez (Power Resources Fellow)

City of San José, Dept. of Public Works

  • Sebastian Green (Labor Policy Fellow)

City of San José, Mayor's Office

  • Kaylana Mueller-Hsia (Mayor's Tech and Innovation Fellow)

City of San José, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

  • Tynan Challenor (Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Fellow)

CommunityConnect Labs/GreatNonprofits

  • Andrea DeLeon Cruz (Business Development Fellow)
  • Jett Hayward (Analyst Fellow)


  • Marika Buchholz (Workshop and Curriculum Fellow)
  • Rachel Thomson (Learning and Instruction Fellow)

Partnership for Public Service

  • Joshua De Leon (Associate/Fellow)

Ravenswood Family Health Center

  • Javier Aguayo (Pediatrics Fellow)
  • Caroline Hayse (Health Informatics Fellow)
  • Emma Mathers (Dental Fellow)
  • Paulina Nava (Executive Support Fellow)
  • Camila Vargas (Family Practice Fellow)

Redwood City 2020/John Gardner Center

  • Shannon Chiu (Shinnyo Collective Impact Fellow)


  • Jennifer Ampey (Growth and Special Projects Fellow)
  • Claudia Heymach (Strategic Partnerships Fellow)


  • Mark Ferguson (Program + Special Projects Fellow)
  • Alma Flores-Perez (Program + Special Projects Fellow)



John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

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.

2019 Gardner Fellows

Sam Feineh, ’19 (Political Science)
Service interest: Civil rights law and policy, criminal justice reform, and the intersection of technology (e.g. artificial intelligence) and policy to reform mass incarceration.

Andrea Flores, '18, '19 (B.A., Sociology & Chicanx-Latinx Studies; M.A., Latin American Studies)
Service interest: To create equitable, long-lasting social impacts for low-income Latinas.

Audrey Huynh, ’19 (International Relations, Minor: Human Rights)
Service interest: U.S. immigration and asylum policy; refugee rights; access to legal aid/representation; prevention of gender-based violence and human trafficking; civil rights law; transitional justice.


Schneider One-Year Fellows

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

2019 Schneider One-Year Fellows

Rebecca Behrens, ’19, ’21 (Atmosphere/Energy; M.A. - Management Science & Engineering)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council - New York
Title: Eastern Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow
Service interest: Climate and energy policy; pursuing an equitable and just transition to a clean energy economy

Robbie Harding, '19 (M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering – Atmosphere/Energy)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC)
Title: Federal Climate and Clean Energy Policy Analysis Fellow
Service interest: Federal Climate & Energy Policy Design, Environmental Advocacy and Communication

Aviva Klein Meyers, ’19 (Earth Systems)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council (Chicago, IL)
Title: Midwestern Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow
Service interests: Climate resilience and sustainable development in low-income communities; distributed solar and energy efficiency; regional, national, and international climate policy; coalition-building for environmental action

Sergio Sánchez López, ’19 (L.L.M., Environmental Law & Policy)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council (San Francisco, CA)
Title: Western Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow
Service interest: Natural resources, traditional knowledge, indigenous communities, and land management. Environmental justice and climate change. Public Policy and access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization.


Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy

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

2019 Ford Fellows

Grace Anderson, ’19 (International Relations)
Service interest: Promoting refugee and migrant rights, combining government, non-profits, and private sector approaches to protect human rights, creating lasting policy change in these areas.

Isabela Bumanlag, ’19 (Human Biology)
Service interest: Prevention and treatment of infectious disease, health in conflict settings, economic and social advancement of young adults in underdeveloped regions, prevention of religious-based violence and discrimination, ethical trade initiatives.

Madeline C. Lisaius, ’19 (B.S. and M.S., Earth Systems)
Service interest: To support fringe communities around the globe build healthier human-natural landscapes and to create more equitable land management regimes.



2018-19 Cardinal Careers Fellows

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