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Maya Jacobson

Maya Jacobson is a Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Undergraduate student with an emphasis on food and society. Her vision is a food system in which people have a closer relationship with their food source and farmers are resource abundant.  Since moving to Davis in 2021 she has worked with an indigenous-led nonprofit community farm in Sacramento to provide fresh, organic food to urban food deserts. Her community work has led her to set career goals centered around bridging the gap between academic research and social justice research.

Juan C. Garcia Sanchez

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 McCullough

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

An attorney by training Selika Josiah Talbott has spent much of her career in the area of transportation.  She has been the Deputy Administrator of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for USDOT’s FMCSA.  For over 10 years she has been advocating and educating for the political economy of autonomous vehicles, new mobility and equity in transportation.  As a transportation Executive she makes the case for best in class policy and business strategy.  Her mantra is Transportation is Mobility and Mobility is Freedom.