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Congratulations to our 2018 Chamberlin & Debra Stein Fellows!

ULI SF is pleased to announce the four individuals selected for the 2018 Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowships, Debra Stein Fellowship, and Chamberlin YLG Public & Non-profit Sector Fellowship.

ULI San Francisco is pleased to help advance the careers of Bay Area graduate students and Young Leaders through three prestigious fellowships: the Debra Stein and Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student and Public Sector/Non-Profit  Fellowships. Each year, two UC Berkeley graduate students, one female graduate student from a Bay Area academic institution, and one Young Leader working in the Public/Non-Profit sector are selected through a competitive application process. Our fellows are chosen for their leadership potential in the field of land use and real estate.

Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship


Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd is an MBA Student at the Haas School of Business, where she is pursuing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate. She focuses on developing innovative ways to increase affordable housing and home ownership. This summer, she worked for Landed, a San Francisco start-up providing shared-equity down payment assistance to teachers. This fall, she is helping UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation support real estate entrepreneurs. Before Haas, Michelle worked as a strategy consultant for the Bridgespan Group, collaborating with nonprofit and foundation leaders across issues of community development, housing, and education. She has a BA in Public Policy with Honors from the University of Chicago. She is also a Haas Student Leader fellow, a Consortium fellow, and co-chairs Haas’s Race Inclusion Initiative.


Mark Trainer

Mark Trainer is a Master of City Planning 2019 candidate at UC Berkeley with an interest in developing infill housing and mixed-used developments. Prior to graduate school, he worked at RCLCO consultancy performing market and financial feasibility analyses for developers, institutional investors, and public sector clients. At Berkeley, Mark has conducted housing market research at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, participated on the winning NAIOP Golden Shovel team and current UT Austin Real Estate Finance case competition team, and spent the past summer developing mixed-income residential communities throughout Northern California at McCormack Baron Salazar.


Debra Stein Fellowship


Julia McElhinney

Julia McElhinney is an urban planner and designer in the Master of Real Estate Development + Design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. In this one-year intensive program, Julia is honing critical skills in real estate finance, urban economics, and land use law to position herself to deliver design-driven developments. Previously, Julia worked as an urban designer at CBT Architects in Boston, where she developed design strategies and narratives for large-scale, mixed-use master plans in Boston, Chicago and Abu Dhabi. She also formalized and expanded the firm’s pro bono design practice, with a special focus on urban arts, culture, and innovation. Most recently, Julia worked as an urban planner for the City of Palo Alto where she advanced the City’s Housing Work Plan, drafted the City’s Affordable Housing Guidelines and developed department-wide best practices in community engagement. Julia holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. She looks forward to working on urban master plans and public private partnerships after completing her master’s degree in May 2019.

Chamberlin Young Leader in the Public/Nonprofit Sector Fellowship


Alex Marquesse

Alex Marqusee is the Legislative and Policy Director for Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney.  A proud graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley, his work in Oakland focuses on bringing more economic analysis and evidence to Oakland’s political discourse, reforming land use policies to expand housing supply, and creating new code inspection programs to combat childhood lead poisoning.  His consulting practice focuses on providing local decision makers with the data and analysis needed to make sound decisions around short term rental policy.  Alex hopes to be part of the solution to California’s housing crisis by catalyzing the development of  ‘missing middle’ housing types in high opportunity neighborhoods.



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