Watch: CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship 2023 Application Webinar Series

September 30, 2021 | , ,   | Contact: Sarah Brady

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Fellows Application Webinar Series

 

SACRAMENTO, CA—Each year, the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program recruits a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and leadership training within the California State Legislature and Executive Branch.

The application for the upcoming 2023 Fellowship class opens December 1st, 2021 and closes on March 7th, 2022.

Over the course of this 3-part webinar series, you’ll learn about the Fellowship program, what Fellows do on a day-to-day basis, the impact that the program will have on your career, and how to navigate the application and interview process through conversations with Fellows, alumni, and staff.

Want to learn more ahead of the webinars? Read our CCST S&T Policy Fellowship FAQ or read the latest Fellows Blogs.

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Why the CCST Fellowship?

Held Thurs., Oct. 14th 

Each year, the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program recruits a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and leadership training within the California State Legislature and Executive Branch.

In this webinar, you will learn about the ins and outs of the CCST Fellowship program, the impact that the program has had on Fellows’ careers, and the role that you can play as a Fellow in shaping California policy. Come prepared with questions!

Panelists

Jane Mantey, PhD, 2015 Fellow, Office of Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer

  • Currently: Senior Manager of Environmental Justice Policy at Ceres

Geoff Hollett, PhD, 2020 Fellow, Office of Senator Bob Archuleta

  • Currently: Senior Science Policy Analyst at American Medical Association

Jane Park, PhD, 2021 Fellow, Assembly Committee on Utilities & Energy

Marika Nell, PhD, 2021 Fellow, Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials

 


 

 

Life as a Fellow
(What’s it Like?)

Held Thurs., Dec. 16th 

One of the most common questions we get from applicants to the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship is, “What’s it like to be a Fellow?”. In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from Fellows and Alumni about the work that Fellows do, the contributions they make, and the day-to-day life of being a Fellow.

Moderator:

Sarah Brady, PhD, 2014 Fellow, Deputy Director, CCST

Panelists

Meron Tesfaye, PhD. 2020 Fellow (Placement: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee)

Christine Casey, PhD, 2015 Fellow (Placement: Senate Transportation and Housing Committee)

Carlos Puentes, PhD, 2021 Fellow (Office of Senator Wieckowski)

Nicole Hernandez, PhD, 2021 Fellow (Strategic Growth Council)

 

 


 

Navigating the CCST Fellowship Application & Interview Process

Held Thurs., Jan. 20th

 

CCST employs a multi-step process to evaluate each candidate based on their potential success in the Fellowship. In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from CCST staff, Fellows, and Alumni on how to successfully navigate the application and interview process. Come prepared with questions!

Moderated by Puneet Bhullar, Senior Program Officer, CCST

Amy Gilson, PhD, 2018 Fellow (Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee)

Bianca Gentil, PhD, 2021 Fellow (Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)

Jason John, PhD, 2021 Fellow (California Natural Resources Agency)

 


About the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s decision makers with science-savvy staff. The program was established in 2009 with funds from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and other generous friends. Discover how our CCST Science Fellows make a difference in California’s policy arena at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program.

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