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Researchers and Fellows


Graduate Research Fellows

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Rachel Heise Bolten

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow, 2020-2021
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Charlotte S. Hull

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow, 2020-2021
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Prateek Joshi

Graduate Research Assistant
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Rebecca Miller

PhD Candidate, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
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Gemma Smith

Research Fellow
Major: International Policy Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Assistant

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Maya Nell Burke

Editorial Assistant, ‘...& the West’ Blog

Benek Robertson

Editorial Assistant, ‘... & the West’ blog

Kate Selig

Editorial Assistant, ‘... & the West’ blog

Melina Walling

Editorial Assistant, ‘... & the West’ blog
Major: Environmental Communication


Joyce Kasing Tagal

Research Associate

Fellows and Affiliates

Affiliated Scholar

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Jonathan Chu

Affiliated Scholar
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John H. Debs

Affiliated Scholar, Advisory Council Member
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Lukas Felzmann

Affiliated Scholar
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Dian Grueneich

Affiliated Scholar
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Marc Levin

Affiliated Scholar, ArtsWest
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Phillip Polakoff, MD

Affiliated Scholar, Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine

Dan Rich

Local Government Advisor


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Krista Comer

Affiliate, Professor of English, Rice University

Joint Project Staff

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Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West, Senior Research Scholar, Woods Institute for the Environment
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Megan Glatzel

Communications & Program Coordinator, Water in the West
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Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founding Director, The California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative