UC Davis Institute Leadership Team Peter Hartsough Project Scientist, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources Academic Director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship email@example.com Dr. Hartsough is a faculty member in the Land, Air, and Water Resources Department at UC Davis. As a hydrologist, Dr. Hartsough has been involved in many projects centered on the water-energy nexus. He has research experience in geothermal energy and has worked on the solar and energy storage technologies in the private sector. He is currently working on a project partnering with the local utility and the California Energy Commission on the efficacy of hydropower in a changing climate. Dr. Hartsough served as the Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at UC Davis and has worked on research projects with international scientists on six continents. Dr. Hartsough enjoys teaching and the challenge of working with diverse groups of people on a broad range of science and policy issues. As Academic Director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Dr. Hartsough will lead a team working together to coordinate the fellowship at UC Davis. Jennie Konsella-Norene Assistant Director of Global Professional Programs Administrative Director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Global Affairs (530) 754-9403 firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Konsella-Norene currently serves as the Assistant Director of Global Professional Programs in Global Affairs at the University of California, Davis. Her responsibilities include managing the Fulbright Scholar Program, providing program oversight for mid-career professional internships, administering the Global Affairs Seed Grant programs, organizing faculty funding workshops, and researching and publicizing international funding opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. As Administrative Director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program, Ms. Konsella-Norene oversees fellow support services, including supervision of the program participants, budgetary, logistical, and other administrative components. Ms. Konsella-Norene holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Education at Monterey and a B.A. in Human Development from UC Davis. Oliver Hack Director of Fiscal Sponsorship, Social Good Fund Leadership Manager of the Mandela Washington Fellowship email@example.com Mr. Hack has been working in the nonprofit and public sectors for the past 15 years; beginning with direct service and growing into leadership and executive roles. With a background in education, community development, the arts, and affordable housing, affecting positive social change has been a common thread throughout all of his work. In his role as Leadership Manager, Mr. Hack supports the elements of the Fellowship related to the Common Leadership Curriculum (CLC). He also plays a lead role with the Ignite Talks as well as the Public Speaking Fellowship Foundation Session. Yasmina Choueiri Ph.D. CandidateFellowship Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Choueiri is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Program at UC Davis. She is interested in researching urban residential water systems and in understanding the relationships between formal and informal water infrastructures, in Lebanon. Following her master’s degree in Urban Environmental Management with a minor in Land-Use and Planning from Wageningen University (the Netherlands), Ms. Choueiri worked in the business and the academic domains, as an environmental consultant, landscape designer, researcher, and lecturer. Ms. Choueiri worked on projects focused on landscaping, land-use planning, environmental architecture, and sustainable development; along with their related research on urban biodiversity, biomimicry, ecosystems, and their services, habitat, native fauna/flora, and bio-inspired interventions. In academia, she assisted in the development and delivery of landscape design courses and studios to undergraduate students at the American University of Beirut and UC Davis. She plays a key role in the academic planning and implementation of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Adrianne Bataska Events Manager Global Affairs (530) 752-9304 email@example.com Adrianne Bataska serves as the Events Manager for Global Affairs. She has been an event planner with UC Davis for many years, previously coordinating events at the UC Davis Conference Center, and she has private sector event planning experience as well. Adrianne has also helped develop event management expertise across campus, presenting at Staff Development & Professional Services classes in the campus Event Planners Exchange Series. She provides administrative and logistical support for the Mandela Washington Fellowship as part of the Institute leadership team. Karen Beardsley Director of Global Professional Programs Global Affairs (530) 752-5678 firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Beardsley received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Davis. Since 2014 she has served as Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at UC Davis, and for two years has been the Director of Global Professional Programs for Global Affairs. Her research includes modeling environmental impacts of land use policies in California and integrating wildlife conservation and land use planning practices in Kenya. Karen is a Geographer and GIS expert who earned her master's degree in Geography from UC Santa Barbara and complete her Ph.D. in Geography at UC Davis. She was a Fulbright scholar in Bhutan (2015‐2016), a study abroad faculty leader in 2018, and a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya in the late 1980’s. Dr. Beardsley has over ten years of experience leading dozens of international programs.