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.
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. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from Fellows’ personal experiences.
Please register to join us for any or all of the webinars. If you’re not able to attend live, you will be able to watch a recording of the webinars after the event.
Sign up for our next webinar:
Navigating the CCST Fellowship Application & Interview Process
Thurs., Jan. 20th
11am – 12pm PST
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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!
Jane Mantey, PhD, 2015 Fellow, Office of Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer
Geoff Hollett, PhD, 2020 Fellow, Office of Senator Bob Archuleta
Jane Park, PhD, 2021 Fellow, Assembly Committee on Utilities & Energy
Marika Nell, PhD, 2021 Fellow, Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials
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.
Sarah Brady, PhD, 2014 Fellow, Deputy Director, CCST
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)
Thurs., Jan. 20th
11am – 12pm PST
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!
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.