California EPFP Fellows come from a variety of organizations and bring different perspectives to our discussion of educational leadership and policy. Please see our alumni page for more information on previous cohorts.

2017-18 Fellows

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David Adler

Director of Innovation, ReContext Data Solutions


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Aimee Arreygue

Associate Director, Educational Partnerships, California State University, Long Beach
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Manuelito Biag

Associate, Networked Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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Kasey Blackburn-Jiron

Manager, Expanded Linked Learning, Oakland Unified School District
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Elisabeth Davidson

Principal, Spring View Middle School
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Misty Padilla Feusahrens

Special Assistant, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, California State Legislature
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LeAnn Fong-Batkin

Education Programs Consultant, Teaching and Learning Support Branch, California Department of Education

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Saleem Shakir-Gilmore

Director of Student Access Programs, California State University, East Bay

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Laura Gutmann

Performance Assessment Research Assistant, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE)
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Jennifer Johnson

Deputy Legislative Secretary, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
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Jenel Lao

Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs & Lecturer, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
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Kate Mahar

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Shasta College
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Bernadette Muscat

Interim Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences,
California State University, Fresno


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Lizette Navarette

Vice President,
Community College League of California

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Christopher Nellum

Senior Director, Higher Education Research and Policy,
The Education Trust-West
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Eric Peterson

Teacher and Counselor, Vista Murrieta High School, Concordia University
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Paola Santana

Senior Director, Education and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
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Sabrina Sencil

Research Analyst, Cosumnes River College
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Sujie Shin

Director of Research and Strategy, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
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Maritza Urquiza

Finance Budget Analyst, Department of Finance