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Center Staff

A small core administrative staff supports the Center's daily work to advance undergraduate education, academic research, and journalism of the American West.  Also see our fellowsjoint project staff, and researchers.

Surabhi Balachander

Program Coordinator
Phone: 650-724-7194

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Felicity Barringer

Writer in Residence

John Dougherty

Rural West Program Coordinator

Preeti Hehmeyer

Associate Director, Programming and Development
Phone: (650) 723-1577

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Iris Hui

Senior Researcher

Geoff McGhee

Creative Director for Media and Communications
Phone: (415) 987-4830

Thu Nguyen

Finance and Program Coordinator
Phone: 650-721-6274

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founding Director, The California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative
Phone: (650) 721-3310

Ron Pritipaul

Student Worker

Andrea Ramirez

Student worker

Mary Sprague

Senior Researcher