Fellows and Scholars

Erika Brown

Erika Brown is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics with a certificate in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley as well as a BA in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University. She has partnered with academic institutions, health centers, non-profits, and local government groups to optimize...

Martha Herrera-Lasso Gonzalez
Martha Herrera-Lasso Gonzalez

Martha Herrera-Lasso is a PhD Candidate in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. She holds an MA in Theatre from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Playwriting from the National University in Mexico City (UNAM). She has worked as a playwright, a translator and a dramaturge across North America, and is interested in reimagining the region as an artist and a scholar. Her current...

Tyler Nodine

Tyler Nodine is a master’s student in the department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. He received a B.Sc. in Ecology from UC Santa Cruz and has worked in the fields of habitat restoration, invasive plant control, ornithology and fisheries. Most recently he worked for NOAA Fisheries in Seattle, WA assessing salmon habitat capacity and restoration potential in...

Kimberly Richards

Kimberly Richards, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley Performance Studies, is conducting fieldwork for her dissertation, "Performance in the Landscape of Petroculture: Rethinking Land Ownership, First Nations Activism, and Imperialism in Canada" in Alberta this summer. Her dissertation examines the long history of land claims in Western Canada, and their performed and performative dimensions since...

Desiree Valadares

I am a Canadian-trained landscape architect and a 4th year PhD Candidate in Architectural History at Cal. I hold specializations in legal history (Berkeley Law) and ethnic studies (Department of Ethnic Studies).
My dissertation in Architectural History traces a historical genealogy of transnational, intergenerational and cross-racial redress alliances formed in the late 1970s and 1980s,...