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Researchers and Fellows


Graduate Research Fellows

Rachel Heise Bolten

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow, 2020-2021

Charlotte S. Hull

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow, 2020-2021

Rebecca Miller

PhD Candidate, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

Gemma Smith

Research Fellow
Major: International Policy Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Assistant

Maya Nell Burke

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

Fellows and Affiliates

Affiliated Scholar

Jonathan Chu

Affiliated Scholar
John H. Debs

John H. Debs

Affiliated Scholar, Advisory Council Member

Lukas Felzmann

Affiliated Scholar

Dian Grueneich

Affiliated Scholar

Marc Levin

Affiliated Scholar, ArtsWest
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Len Materman

Public Policy Practitioner in Residence
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Phillip Polakoff, MD

Affiliated Scholar, Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine


Krista Comer

Affiliate, Professor of English, Rice University

Joint Project Staff

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West

Megan Glatzel

Communications & Program Coordinator, Water in the West

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

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