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Researchers and Fellows


Visiting Researchers

Elaine O’Connor

Visiting Researcher

Postdoctoral Fellows

Katy Serafin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Graduate Research Fellows

Gemma Smith

Research Fellow
Major: International Policy Studies

Undergraduate Research Fellows

Danielle Nguyen

Editorial Assistant, “...& the West” blog, Spring 2019

Lilla Agnes Petruska

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Carolyn P. Rice

Editorial Assistant, '... & the West' blog, Winter 2019

Benek Robertson

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Center Student Associate

Alexandra (Mac) Taylor

Undergraduate Research Fellow
Major: Art History Major

Fellows and Affiliates

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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Phillip Polakoff, MD

Affiliated Scholar, Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine


Maria Dolores McVarish

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow, 2018-19

Visiting Scholar

Patrick Shea

Visiting Scholar, Winter 2019


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

Tara Moran

Research Associate, Water in the West

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

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

Kim Quesnel

PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Leon Szeptycki

Executive Director, Water in the West