• Congressman John Garamendi talks to graduate students during the opening ELIPPS workshop on Nov 7, 2013.

  • Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy and Katharine Moore, Consultant in California Natural Resources and Water Committee speak at the second ELIPPS workshop on January 15, 2014.

  • Dan Wolk, Mayor, City of Davis and Petrea Marchand, Founder and Consultant, Consero Solutions speak during the third ELIPPS workshop on February 27, 2014.

  • Brian Ebbert, Assistant Chief Clerk/Parliamentarian, CA State Assembly address fundamental skills necessary for a career in public policy during the Policy Skills Boot Camp on April 17, 2015.


ELIPPS was started in Nov 2013 with the following vision and mission statements:


Preparing our next generation of leaders and creating a better society for our citizens


  • Create avenues for graduate and professional students to explore careers in public policy and public service
  • Advocate on public policy issues concerning citizens of California, the United States, and the world
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