Institute Alumni

Institute is the nation’s premier leadership development program for young professionals committed to social justice. For more on our philosophy behind Institute, click here. For details about how Institute works and whether you should apply, click here.

Click on the links below to meet our past Fellows from San Francisco.

See our past alumni: Class of 2016 | Class of 2015 | Class of 2014 | Class of 2013 |Class of 2012 |Class of 2011 | Class of 2010 | Class of 2009 | Class of 2008| Class of 2007.

Class of 2016

Thai Chu
Program Director, Galileo Learning
Francesca Delgado
Education Pioneers Fellow, Californians Dedicated to Education (CDE) Foundation
Kristin García
Associate Attorney, Altshuler Berzon LLP
Shirley Giraldo
Graduate Student Advisor, UC Berkeley
Brian Goldstein
Director of Policy and Development, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Dean Guzman
Manager, Strategy and Scalability, Rocketship Education
Joi Jackson-Morgan
Deputy Director, 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic
Darius Kemp
Community Relations Manager, Out & Equal, LGBT Workplace Advocates
Hannah Lee
Senior Product Manager, C3 Energy
Anastasia Mallillin
Research Associate for Social Work Grand Challenge on Health Equity, University of Washington School of Social Work
Vanessa Mason
CEO and Founder, Riveted Partners
Chris Murphy
Founder/CEO, Zoomforth
Lyndsey Schlax
Teacher, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Michael Silk
Analyst, San Mateo County Impact Investing Analyst, Individual Donors
Alisa Whitfield
Deportation Defense Fellow, Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP.
Iberia Zafira
Senior Associate, Data Analytics and Prospect Research, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health

Class of 2015

Kevin Adler
Founder & CEO, NearShot
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Julie Barton
Manager, Grants and Institutional Relations and Raising A Reader San Francisco, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
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Brianna Booth
Attorney at Law, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Caroline Casselli
Founder, Haven Connect
Kristin Ford
Press Secretary, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Jolene Foreman
Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union
Kia Kolderup-Lane
Field Representative, Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Annie Lee
Equal Justice Works Fellow, National Center for Youth Law
Jessica Lovejoy
Associate, 50+1 Strategies
Aida Miriam
Director, California Charter Schools Association
Rachel Marshall
Public Defender, Alameda County Public Defender
Jesse Medlong
Litigation Associate, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Meaghan Mitchell
Special Events & Partnership Coordinator, San Francisco Beautiful
Michael Montaño
Donnie Oliveira
Communications and Outreach Manager for the San Francisco Department of the Environment
Paul Tran
Director of Community Engagement for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Sam Pandey
Soldier, California Army National Guard

Class of 2014

Alana Yu-lan Price Alana Yu-lan Price
Managing Editor, Tikkun Magazine
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Brandon Greene Brandon Greene
Attorney & Law Fellow, Public Advocates
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Brian Goldman Brian Goldman
Attorney at Law, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Edwin Lindo Edwin Lindo
Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Vormetric, Inc.
Erin Haney Erin Haney
Attorney at Law, Habeas Corpus Resource Center
Faauuga Moliga-Puletasi Faauuga Moliga-Puletasi
Community Advocate, Bayview YMCA Beacon
Heather Warnken Heather Warnken
Legal Policy Associate, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy, UC Berkeley School of Law
Ivy Hest Ivy Hest
Community Organizer
Jeff Hom Jeff Hom, MD
Physician, UCSF Department of Medicine
Joseph Calderon Joe Calderon
Outreach Coordinator, MAGIC Zone
Kerry Birnbach Kerry Birnbach
Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy Advocates
Laurel Moeslein Laurel Moeslein
Career Development Specialist, SFO
Lynette Ward Lynette Ward
Vice President of Programming, East Bay Black Young Democrats
Melissa San Miguel Melissa San Miguel
Policy Manager, National Center for Youth Law
Nathanael Ligon Nathanael Ligon
Business Developer, Advanced Clinical Services
Nicolas Heidorn Nicolas Heidorn
Special Assistant to the Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency
Sonya Mehta Sonya Mehta
Teacher & Advocate, Education for Change Public Schools
Tyra Fennell Tyra Fennell
Community Arts & Education Program Manager, San Francisco Arts Commission

Class of 2013

Adam Maldonado Adam Maldonado
Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County
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Ashley Meyers Ashley Meyers
Development & Engagement Manager, Code for America
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Danette Lambert Dannette Lambert-Jack
Board Member, Western States Legal Foundation
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Diana Epstein Diana Epstein
Education Policy Researcher, American Institutes for Research
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Elliot Haspel Elliot Haspel
Director of Field Engagement, Leadership for Educational Equity
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Errol Dauis Errol Dauis
Attorney at Law, Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel, Pedersen & Treppa LLP
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Fereshteh Samsami Fereshteh Samsami
Project Leader, BTS Strategy
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Joshua Abeyta Joshua Abeyta
District Representative, Senator Mark Leno
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joshua-kagan Joshua Kagan
Senior Analyst, Carbon War Room
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Julia Rhee Julia Rhee
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Retrofit Republic
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leah price Leah Chen Price
Attorney at Law, Law Office of Christina Y. Chen
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Paul Monge-Rodriguez Paul Monge-Rodriguez
Education Justice Policy Associate, Coleman Advocates
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Revery Barnes Revery Barnes, MD
Research Associate, UCSF Family & Community Medicine
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Ryan Escober Ryan Escober
Engineering Project Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
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Sabrina Mutukisna Sabrina Mutukisna
Founder & Owner, Cynically Delicious
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Sophath Mey Sophath Mey
Operations Manager, Vincent Academy
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Stevon Cook Stevon Cook
Senior Coordinator, San Francisco Education Fund
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Vernon Williams Vernon Williams, III
Founder & CEO, The Williams Group
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Class of 2012

Clifford Hong Cliff Hong
Principal, Roosevelt Middle School
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Cristal Gallegos Cristál Gallegos
Program Director, La Voz Latina Tenderloin Housing Clinic
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Darin Ranahan Darin Ranahan
Associate Attorney, Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
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Ecaterina Burton Ecaterina Burton
Advocacy Associate, Alameda County Community Food Bank
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Eli Zigas Eli Zigas,
Urban Agriculture Program Manager, SPUR
Emma Radovich Emma Radovich
Major Gifts Coordinator, ACLU of Northern California
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Janet Frishberg Janet Frishberg
Co-Founder & Co-Coordinator, FemSexComm
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Jonathan Hasak Jonathan Hasak
Coordinator of Intervention, Sankofa Academy
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Jonathan Stewart Jonathon Stewart
Student, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
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Justin Bradley Justin Bradley
Finance Operations Specialist, Sungevity
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Katie Drasser Katie Drasser
Deputy Director, Aspen Institute
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Mai-Ling Garcia Mai-Ling Garcia
Business Development Lead, Back to the Roots
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Masharika Maddison Masharika Maddison
Director of Regional Communications, Teach for America
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Melvin Cowan Melvin Cowan
Youth Development Specialist, JUMA Ventures
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Smita Hussain Nadia Hussain
Social Media Coordinator, Community Health for
Asian Americans
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Paria Rajai Paria Rajai
Marketing Coordinator, Daraja Academy
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Sukie Jefferson Sukie Jefferson
Student, University of San Francisco
Victor Corral Victor Corral
Evaluation Analyst, Mission Economic Development Agency
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Class of 2011

abhay-aneja Abhay Aneja
Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
bethany-woolman Bethany Woolman
Communications Fellow, ACLU of Northern California
Charles Cole Charles Cole
Supervisor, JUMA Ventures
charlotte-hill Charlotte Hill
Social Media Fellow, EARN
daniil-karp Daniil Karp
Nonprofit Relations Intern, Facebook Causes
david-abella David Abella
Recent Graduate, UC Berkeley School of Law
david-waggoner David Waggoner
Managing Attorney, Homeless Action Center
eddie-ahn Eddie Ahn
Attorney, Brightline Defense Fund
emily-kirsch Emily Kirsch
Lead Organizer, Green Collar Jobs Campaign, Ella Baker Center
maria-elena-guadamuz Maria-Elena Guadamuz
Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA
maia-sciupac Maya Sciupac
Human Exploitation and Trafficking Watch Coordinator, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
scott-milagro-fotre Scott Milagro-Fotré
People Analyst, Google
sheila-bapat Sheila Bapat
Consultant, Low Income Investment Fund & Collective Impact

Class of 2010

Vidya Chander Alicia Cornish
Nick Ellis Tolu Fadeyi
Navi Ganancial Leslie Garner
Schuyler Hudak Adeel Iqbal
Yonatan Landau Johnny Lin
Arthur Meirson Giselle Schmitz
Paul Schreiber Charles Sheehan
Santiago Suarez Nick Warshaw
Aaron Williamson Leora Wolf-Prusan

Class of 2009

Joel Brown Katherine Casey
Crystal Cole Derek Duarte
Jessica Eastman Matt Haney
Meena Harris Jennifer Hong
Tyler Huebner Kula Koenig
Dewitt Lacy Marina Del Longo
Bonafice Ndirangu Jason Shafton
Ian Thompson

Class of 2008

Belen Arellano Jyot Bawa
Chris Cassidy Kyra Davis
Christina Foushee Summer Graham
Albert Hwu Katie Johnson
Shannon McKinley Andrew Medina
Catherine Moore Joy Nordenstrom
Andrea Olson Samantha Piell
Rainah Ruckert Kai Stinchcombe
Lauren Wechsler

Class of 2007

Amanda Angelotti Kiyomi Burchill
Kate Eyler-Werve Brian Gar
Sasha Gennet Oren Jaffe
Luke Klipp Julie Lein
Alex Randolph Alicia Ross
Jason Teramoto Gabe Weiss
Amy Weiss Armando Pastran
Denise Heitzenroder Francisco Cendejas
Gautam Barua James Joun
Sam Arons Sarah Hersh