2017 Fellowship Cohort

Jesus Benavides

Fellow at California League of Cities



Mina Hanin

Fellow for Senator Richard Roth



Summer Shafer

Fellow at Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsoms Office


"This fellowship program not only involved me in the bustling politics of Sacramento, but it also allowed me to make a difference in the communities I care so much about. This experience allowed me to further my professional, writing, research, and critical thinking skills."

Kristopher Eclarino

Fellow at California Forward


"As a Loveridge Summer Fellow, I had the wonderful opportunity to work on policy-related projects with California Forward. My experience in Sacramento prepared me for success as a Master of Public Policy student at UCLA to my current role as an environmental project analyst."

Fellow at California State Association of Counties


"I was honored to serve as a Loveridge Public Service Fellow. My time at the California State Association of Counties was my first experience of public service through the form of public policy and intergovernmental relations. It was an experience that I will cherish for a life time." 

Gregory B. Hutchins

Casey Thielhart

Fellow for Secretary of State, Alex Padilla


“My internship at the California Secretary of State’s Office helped solidify my passion for public policy and my decision to pursue it as a career”

Eddie Franco 

Fellow at the Speaker Rendon's Office


"Now working full-time in Sacramento, I can attest that becoming a Loveridge Fellow was one of the best decisions I made during my time at UCR, The value and experience the Fellowship offers cannot be overstated."

Taryn Parks

Fellow for Assemblymember Jose Medina


Tammy Trinh

Fellow at the American Heart Association