Current Fellows (2018-2019)


California EPFP Fellows come from a variety of organizations and bring different perspectives to our discussion of educational leadership and policy. This page reflects the names and positions of each Fellow at the conclusion of their fellowship year, and may not reflect their current information. Please see our 2016-17 and 2017-18 alumni pages for information on previous cohorts.

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Brianna Bruns

Director of Policy and Advocacy, California EDGE Coalition

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Margaret Garcia

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
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Therese Grande

Student Life Coordinator, Golden West College
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Michelle Hall

Director of Assessment and Program Improvement, College for Educational Studies, Chapman University
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John Hetts

Senior Director of Data Science, Education Results Partnership
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Marianne Hew

Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment, Freemont Union High School District


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Jacob Jackson

Research Fellow, Higher Education Center, Public Policy Institute of California
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Hayin Kimner

Senior Program Director of State and Local Networks, The Opportunity Institute


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Nadia Leal-Carrilo

Policy and Program Director, Success Center, Foundation for California Community Colleges
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William Nelson

Director of Secondary Education, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
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Sara Pietrowski

Policy Consultant, California State Board of Education
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Daryton Ramsey

Director of the Regional Systems of District and School Support, Ventura County Office of Education
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Laura Szabo-Kubitz

Associate California Program Director The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
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Kathleen Schock

Deputy Director of College Next, California College Guidance Initiative
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Socorro Shiels

Superintendent, Sonoma Valley Unified School District
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Samantha Thompson

Early Education Program Manager, Merced County Office of Education, Early Education Department


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Ravneet Tiwana

Senior Research Associate, Office of Instititonal Effectiveness, San Jose State University
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James Todd

Vice President of Student Services, Modesto Junior College
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Linda Vasquez

Senior Public Affairs Director, Campaign for College Opportunity
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Natalie Wheatfall-Lum

Senior Policy Analyst, The Education Trust-West