Student Fellows Program

PublicSquare has established relationships with five local colleges/graduate institutions and two local high schools.The seminars include high school students and government teachers and undergraduates and faculty in various disciplines from UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, CSU Channel Islands, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara High School, and San Marcos High School. College students and professors supplement their curricula with the readings and seminars we offer. We also make our free podcasts available to professors, teachers, and students. Student participants, drawn from diverse economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds, leave the seminars with a deeper understanding of current issues and ways to resolve them cooperatively. Student Fellows complement their PublicSquare experience by pursuing internships in congressional offices and civic organizations, and organizing on-campus student dialogues.

PublicSquare Student Fellows, 2019-2020

Heather Borden

Heather Borden

Political Science
Westmont College
Daniella Espinoza

Daniella Espinoza

Political Science
Santa Barbara City College
Pulkita Jain

Pulkita Jain

Chemical Engineering
Santa Barbara City College
Ajar Kerey

Ajar Kerey

Political Science
UC Santa Barbara
Ellia Limon

Ellia Limon

Political Science
UC Santa Barbara
Pamela Menendez

Pamela Menendez

Political Science
UC Santa Barbara
Mercedes Murphy

Mercedes Murphy

Political Science
CSU Channel Islands
Eric Smith-Warner

Eric Smith-Warner

Psychology
CSU Channel Islands
Wesley Stenzel

Wesley Stenzel

Political Science
Westmont College

PublicSquare Program Assistants, 2019-2020

Nathan Cao

Nathan Cao

Political Science
UC Santa Barbara
Yasmine Lahdab

Yasmine Lahdab

Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Troy Aidan Sambajon

Troy Aidan Sambajon

Political Science
UC Santa Barbara

PublicSquare Student Fellows, 2018-2019

Abby Carbone
Psychology
CSU Channel Islands

Newara Brosnan‑Faltas
Political Science
Santa Barbara City College

Nayab Iqbal
Political Science
UC Santa Barbara

Haley Kittleson
Political Science
Santa Barbara City College

Jamie Lindley
Political Science
CSU Channel Islands

Brianna Newport
Political Science
Westmont College

Maddie Weicht
Political Science
Westmont College

PublicSquare Program Assistants, 2018-2019

Matt Campaña
Political Science
UC Santa Barbara

Ellia Limon
Political Science
UC Santa Barbara

PublicSquare Student Fellows, 2017-2018

Tess Karls
Political Science
UC Santa Barbara

Mikayla Domingo
Political Science
Santa Barbara City College

Alex Madajian
Political Science
Santa Barbara City College

Matt Esguerra
Political Science
Santa Barbara City College

PublicSquare Program Assistants, 2017-2018

Maesyn Fitzgibbons
Santa Barbara High School

Eliza Leventhal
Santa Barbara High School