Who We Are...

Amandeep Kaur, Ph.D., Director of ELIPPS and Science Fellow to Chancellor Katehi at UC Davis

Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Director of ELIPPS and Science Fellow to Chancellor Katehi at UC Davis. 

Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Director, ELIPPS

Amandeep launched the ELIPPS program during the 2013-2014 school year, when she was the graduate student assistant to the dean and chancellor, serving as a liaison between all graduate students and UC Davis administration.  Amandeep received her Ph.D. in physics from UC Davis in July 2014.  Her research concentrated on theoretical solid state physics.  Currently as a Science Fellow to the Chancellor, she aims to connect students with policy makers and help them explore careers in public policy and public service. One of her other goals is to increase representation of women in STEM workforce and public sector.


A.G. Block, Associate Director of the UC Center Sacramento and Founding Director of the Center’s Public-Affairs Journalism Program.

A.G. Block, ELIPPS CA Fellows Placement Coordinator, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and College of Engineering

Associate Director, University of California Center Sacramento

Contact email: agblock@ucdavis.edu 

Gene Crumley, Department Chair for Business & Leadership at UC Davis Extension.

Gene Crumley, ELIPPS CA Fellows Placement Coordinator, School of Veterinary Medicine

Director of Leadership Programs, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Contact email: cecrumley@ucdavis.edu