Ruchika (she/her/hers) is in her first year of the Environmental Policy and Management Master’s program at UC Davis. With focuses in Spatial Information Science and Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture, she strongly advocates for community justice and resource accessibility for all. Currently, Ruchika is interning with Vitidore, a sustainability company, learning soil sampling to inform growers on soil carbon capture. She is also the co-chair of her grad program’s Diversity Committee.
J.C. is an Environmental Justice Policy Analyst at the Policy Institute for Energy, the Economy, and the Environment. His work focuses on investigating policy strategies to mitigate adverse environmental conditions, improving access to mobility options for communities of color, and immersing community knowledge into academic research. J.C. came to UC Davis after working as an Adjunct Faculty for several community colleges in southern California, and as a Lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona. J.C. attended Santa Ana College before completing a B.A. and M.A in Geography and the Environment at Cal State University, Fullerton.
Sarah Rebolloso McCullough, PhD, is the Director of the Environmental Justice Fellows program. She is also Associate Director at the Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis. She is PI on two NSF studies that integrates justice-oriented frameworks from feminist/critical race science studies into STEM graduate education. She researches mobility justice and applies her expertise in ethnographic methods, cultural analysis, and power dynamics to create community-driven research partnerships that span the disciplines. She earned her PhD in Cultural Studies at UC Davis.
Selika Josiah Talbott, Esq has spent much of her career in the area of transportation. Currently she teaches the Future of Transportation and New Mobility, Is the author of the children’s mobility series, Sammie and Sally Move Around Town, and advises businesses and government as they move towards electrification and autonomous movement. She has been the Deputy Administrator of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for USDOT’s FMCSA. For more than 15 years she has been advocating and educating for new mobility and equity in transportation. Her mantra is Transportation is Mobility and Mobility is Freedom ™.