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Left to Right: Emily Berry, Diana Lin, John Thompson, Esha Mathew, Erin Arms, Matthew Dumlao, Renita Polk, Daniel Brumbaugh, Gabby Nepomuceno, Sarah Carvill

Erin Arms
Senate Office of Research

Erin received a PhD in Genetics from UC Davis, and a BS in Biochemistry and BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington. Erin is currently a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the Office of Communications and Government Relations at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC.

Emily Berry
Office of Assemblymember Ken Cooley

Emily received a PhD in Cell Biology from UCSF, where she performed her thesis research at the Gladstone Institutes. She completed her undergraduate studies at Monterey Peninsula College and UC Santa Cruz. Emily continues to serve as a Legislative Aide for the Office of California State Assemblymember Ken Cooley.

Dan Brumbaugh
Senate Environmental Quality Committee

A native of Santa Rosa, California, Dan received a PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington and his BS in Biology and BA in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from Stanford. Prior to his fellowship, he was a Senior Conservation Scientist with the American Museum of Natural History. Dan is currently an Associate Researcher with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Sarah Carvill
Senate Transportation & Housing Committee

A native of San Francisco, Sarah received a PhD and BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and a MS from the University of Montana. Sarah is currently an Analyst at the California Coastal Commission.

Matthew Dumlao
Senate Natural Resources Committee

Matt received his PhD in Soils and Biogeochemistry from UC Davis, a MA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Plant Biology from UC Davis. Matthew now serves as a Legislative Aide for the Office of California State Senator Henry Stern.

Diana Lin
Office of Assemblymember Bill Quirk

Diana earned a PhD in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech. She subsequently served as a Field Representative for Assemblymember Quirk. Diana is currently an Environmental Scientist with the San Francisco Estuary Institute in Richmond.

Esha Mathew
Office of Assemblymember Jose Medina

Esha received her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a graduate certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a BS and MEng in Bioengineering at Cornell University. She subsequently served as the Communication Director for Assemblymember Medina. Esha is currently a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington DC.

Gabby Nepomuceno
Assembly Business and Professions Committee

Gabby received a PhD in Chemistry and a BS in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz. Gabby now serves as Independent Review Panel Liaison and Strategic Program Development Team Analyst for the California Department of Toxic Substance Control.

Renita Polk
Office of Assemblymember Mike Gipson

Renita received a PhD in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Genetic Engineering from Cedar Crest College. Renita now serves as a Principal Consultant for the California State Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.

John Thompson
Office of Assemblymember Jay Obernolte

John received a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, and a BS in Physics from New York University. Prior to his fellowship, John was a Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow in Washington DC with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. John now serves as a Consultant with the California State Senate Office of Research.

Updated 3/2/18