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Back Row, Left to Right: Jeff Song, Keith Cialino, Magdalena Gutowska, Dylan Chapple, Teresa Feo;
Front Row, Left to Right: Chris Francis, Naomi Ondrasek, Amy Gilson, Monica Montano, Sandra Nakagawa

CCST welcomes the 2018 Fellows!

Dylan Chapple
Assembly Natural Resources Committee

Raised in Los Angeles, Dylan received a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from UC Berkeley. He received a BA in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and he most recently worked for the nonprofit Point Blue Conservation Science in Petaluma, California.

Keith Cialino
Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

Hailing from Toms River, New Jersey, Keith received a PhD and MS in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received a BA in Environmental Science from La Salle University in Pennsylvania, and most recently worked for NOAA as a Marine Debris Program Regional Coordinator.

Teresa Feo
Senate Office of Research

Raised in the East Bay and in San Diego, Teresa received a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University. She received a BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, and most recently completed a research fellowship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Chris Francis
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee

Born and raised in the Bronx, Chris received a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from UC Berkeley and mentored underrepresented STEM undergraduates as part of UC Berkeley’s Getting into Graduate School program. He received dual bachelor’s degrees from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering, and in Political Science concentrating in U.S. Public Policy.

Amy Gilson
Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee

Raised in the greater Washington DC area, Amy received a PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard University and completed a PhD minor in Science, Technology, and Society Studies from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley, and most recently worked for Microsoft Research.

Magdalena Gutowska
Senate Environmental Quality Committee

A native of Poland and a resident of Monterey, California, Magdalena received a PhD in Integrative Biology from Universität Bremen in Germany, and dual bachelor’s degrees in Biology and in Marine Science from The Evergreen State College in Washington. She most recently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

Monica Montano
Assembly Health Committee

Hailing from Topeka, Kansas, Monica received a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her BS in Biology from Rockhurst University in Missouri.

Sandra Nakagawa
Assembly Judiciary Committee

Raised in Sonoma County, California, Sandra received a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. She received dual bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and in English from UC Berkeley, and minor credits in Music.

Naomi Ondrasek
Assembly Education Committee

Hailing from a military family that eventually settled in Texas, Naomi received a PhD in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, and a BS in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia. A California resident for the past ten years, Naomi most recently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis.

Jeffery Song
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

Raised in Houston, Texas, Jeffery received a combined PhD in Engineering and Public Policy and in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He received dual bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Engineering and in Applied Math and Statistics from Johns Hopkins University.

Updated 2/6/18