ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce the four individuals selected for the 2019 Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowships, Debra Stein Fellowship, and Chamberlin YLG Public & Non-Profit Sector Fellowship.
These three prestigious scholarships help to advance the careers of Bay Area graduate students and Young Leaders. 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 or 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.
Through this program, fellows have the opportunity to attend the ULI Spring and Fall Meetings, guest on a national Product Council, and gain mentorship from seasoned industry leaders. Fellows are exposed to thought leadership around planning, design, real estate, and land use in order to prime them to take on future challenges in urban land use.
The Chamberlin Graduate Student and YLG Public & Non-Profit Sector Fellowships are made possible by Steve and Susan Chamberlain. The Debra Stein Fellowship is made possible by a ULI SF member-driven fund.
Congratulations to our new fellows!
Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship
Eric is a graduate student in UC Berkeley’s Masters in City Planning program. At Cal, Eric is focusing on solutions to the Bay Area housing crisis with a particular focus on bringing density to single family neighborhoods in high-cost cities. Prior to coming to graduate school, Eric worked in management consulting at Accenture and in real estate investment Bristol Group, a private equity firm based in San Francisco.
David has worked for eight years at the intersection of public and private real estate and finance in both San Francisco and New York. For three years prior to business school, he was a Development Associate at Extell Development Company in New York, managing high-rise residential projects in Manhattan. He started his career in the public sector, working on public-private real estate transactions at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) during the Bloomberg and DeBlasio administrations. At NYCEDC, David’s major projects included Essex Crossing, a 2 million square foot mixed-income, mixed-use development on one of Manhattan’s last undeveloped pieces of city-owned land, and the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, a publicly-financed open space and historic landmark restoration in Brooklyn. A native of Washington, DC, David has a BA from Yale University and is pursuing his MBA at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Debra Stein Fellowship Dicko Ba
Dicko is an MRED+D Student at College of Environmental Design of UC Berkeley. She has an educational background in Business and Finance culminating in a graduate degree from London Metropolitan University. Following her education, Dicko started her career in London, the world’s banking capital. Subsequent roles took her to other regional financial hubs, namely Dubai and Johannesburg. In time, the entrepreneur in her brought her to Senegal to pursue a venture in real estate, something Dicko is passionate about. She founded her real estate development company over seven years ago with a focus on high-end commercial and luxury residential buildings in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. The last few years have been especially exciting with the completion of four prominent building projects.
Dicko is fluent in English and French. For fun, she enjoys travel, music, swimming, yoga and getting together with friends.
Chamberlin Young Leader in the Public/Nonprofit Sector Fellowship Nabihah Azim Nabihah is a Housing Developer at Mercy Housing, a national affordable housing organization. She manages the development process from acquisition through design, financing, construction, and stabilization. Her major projects include a mixed-income development designed to house formerly homeless, low-income and middle-income families on Treasure Island and a new development of 167 units as part of a 50-acre HOPE SF transformation, the nation’s first large-scale public housing revitalization project to prioritize current residents while also investing in high-quality housing and community development. Her previous roles include opening the Housing Assistance Center while at the City of Oakland’s Housing and Community Development Department and a Graduate Student Researcher for the Terner Center for Housing & Innovation. Through her work, she aims to help transform lives by developing healthy mixed-income neighborhoods in which residents can thrive.
Nabihah is a Bay Area native and holds a BA and Masters in City Planning from University of California, Berkeley.