Current Fellows


Alexandra Acevedo Grave

Alexandra is a third year student at UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Earth Science, with a minor in Conservation and Resource Studies. She is a first generation college student who grew up in Los Angeles, California. She aspires to get her PhD in Ecology and Sustainability and establish a career which aims to help protect not only the environment, but those who suffer from environmental justices.


Leslie Alfonso

Leslie is a third year student at UC Berkeley majoring in Society and Environment with a concentration in U.S. Environmental Policy and Regulation. She is a first generation student from the Central Valley who has a passion to utilize her knowledge in environmental policy to challenge environmental injustices facing marginalized communities. She strives to advocate for more sustainable forms of agriculture and methods of production as a means to combat environmental degradation and environmental racism and hopes to obtain a career that will allow her to do so after college. (More…)


Brandon Ochoa

Brandon is a third year transfer student at UC Berkeley majoring in Sociology. Originally at Pasadena City College, Brandon was undeclared until taking his first sociology class and becoming inspired by his professor, who he later took another class with and urged him to apply to UC Berkeley during the admissions process. He is a first generation student from the Inland Empire interested in studying social inequality and making a future difference for marginalized communities.