ELIPPS CA Fellows 2015

ELIPPS CA Fellows 2015 is the pilot cohort of six graduate and professional students at UC Davis who are doing paid public policy internships in Sacramento, CA during the summer 2015. 

Melissa Rothstein, ELIPPS CA Fellow at the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Melissa Rothstein is a student in the School of Veterinary Medicine who will be working as an ELIPPS CA Fellow at the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. With her background in public policy and animal sciences, she hopes to explore the intersection between animal agriculture, wildlife, and water conservation. Her work will include policy research and analysis, and she looks forward to building strong and lasting relationships between the field of veterinary medicine and California government to encourage future collaborations. Click here to read about Melissa's work during her ELIPPS internship

Roxanne Strohmeier, ELIPPS CA Fellow at the California Department of Health Care Services.

Roxanne Strohmeier is a student in the UC Davis School of Law. She has been placed at the California Department of Health Care Services, (DHCS) where she will work as a clerk on the Administrative Litigation Team in the Office of Legal Services. She will conduct legal research related to the administration, oversight, and enforcement of California’s Medi-Cal Program, and will assist DHCS attorneys in drafting legal documents, reviewing evidence, and developing strategies and tactics for pending litigation related to the enforcement of Medi-Cal policies, statutes, and regulations.

Olivia Filbrandt, ELIPPS CA Fellow at the California Governor's office of Planning and Research.

Olivia Filbrandt is also a UC Davis law student and she has been placed at the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). During her ELIPPS internship she will work as a legal intern. Her projects will include reviewing and developing administrative regulations that implement the California Environmental Quality Act throughout the state of California. Her work this summer will focus on sustainable transportation and reviewing the comprehensive update of California General Plan Guidelines, which advises local governments in drafting and adopting their general plans.  She hopes to gain insight into the development of policy recommendations coming from the Governor’s Office.

Matthew Palm, ELIPPS CA Fellow at the California Housing Finance Agency.

Matthew Palm is a PhD Candidate in Geography.  His research spans the intersection of housing, transportation and regional planning.  He has been placed at the California Housing Finance Agency to work on lending programs that finance affordable housing construction. His focus will be on California’s housing policy following passage and implementation of SB 375, The Sustainable Communities Solutions Act.

Elizabeth Anthony, ELIPPS CA Fellow at the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies.

Elizabeth Anthony is a PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering who has been placed at the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies. She will be working on the California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study, which addresses the ability of California’s electric grid to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. She will be analyzing technical data from computer modeling and report findings to stakeholders and policymakers.

Kelly Gravuer, ELIPPS CA Fellow at the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Kelly Gravuer is a PhD Candidate in Ecology. She has been placed at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, where she will work on projects including the department’s Healthy Soils initiative that reward and enhance the contributions of California’s farms to improving environmental quality.