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May 19, 2021
ULI San Francisco is pleased to announce the three individuals selected for the 2021 Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship and Chamberlin YLG Public & Non-Profit Sector Fellowship.
These prestigious fellowships help to advance the careers of Bay Area graduate students and Young Leaders. 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 is made possible by Stephen and Susan Chamberlin and Bruce Etkin. The YLG Public & Non-Profit Sector Fellowships is made possible by Stephen and Susan Chamberlin.
Congratulations to our new fellows!
Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship
Diljot is a graduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing her Master’s in Real Estate Development + Design. She has six years of professional experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Prior to joining UC Berkeley’s MRED+D program, Diljot was working with Atkins as an Information Manager, wherein she strategized the integration of project outcomes and linked information delivery with design delivery. She has also worked as project manager and design engineer for railway infrastructure projects across the UK and Denmark. With a strong interest in improving parity in the industry, she actively led the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives in her organization.
Diljot is pursuing the MRED+D degree with an interest in urban sustainability and to gain a holistic knowledge of the real estate development process. She believes the built environment is uniquely placed to tackle the planet’s complex challenges and seeks the tools to build equitable and sustainable cities.
Originally from India, Diljot holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Thapar University. Her hobbies and interests include exploring new places, fitness, and creating digital illustrations.
Andrew is a MBA candidate at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He is interested in a career in real estate development and investment where he hopes to deliver projects that enhance the community as great housing and work environments, achieve a more environmentally friendly and resilient impact, and define the urban skylines that have always inspired him.
Andrew is an active member of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate program and was part of the first-place team from the 2021 UC Berkeley/UCLA Real Estate Joint Venture Negotiation Challenge. He is also a member of the Berkeley Real Estate Club and Co-President of the General Management and Leadership Club.
Prior to returning to school, Andrew was a Captain and infantry officer with the United States Marine Corps, where he led teams in dynamic and uncertain conditions in a variety of assignments, including overseas duty in Australia, Europe, and Africa. He also worked in construction project management with a general contractor in Washington, DC.
Andrew received his undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although a Northern Virginia native, Andrew grew up living around the world, including six overseas countries. Following the completion of his MBA, he hopes to build his career in Denver, CO with his wife, daughter, and dachshund – Makena, Chloe, and Bernie.
Chamberlin Young Leader in the Public/Nonprofit Sector Fellowship
Nell Selander serves as the Deputy Director of the Economic & Community Development Department with the City of South San Francisco. In this role, she manages the day to day operations of the Housing & Economic Development Division, which is charged with winding down the former South San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, managing the City’s affordable housing programs and Community Development Block Grant, and supporting the City’s vibrant and growing business community.
Before joining the City of South San Francisco, Nell served as the Economic Development Coordinator and then Economic Development & Housing Manager with the City of San Carlos. Prior to that, she worked on various, large capital projects for the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation in Columbus, Ohio.
Nell received her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Stanford University and a Master of Urban Planning degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
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