Brianna Bruns, Department of Finance, paired with Janet Lopez, Executive Director, State Government Relations, USC


Andrea Chavez, Edelman, paired with Colleen Spitz, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Sacramento Metro Chamber


Christine Collins, Wilke Fleury, paired with Lotte Colbert, Senior Counsel, California Department of Health Care Services


Debra Cooper, Senate Office of Research paired with Angela Blanchard, Associate Partner, Political Solutions


Suzy Costa, Advancement Project California, paired with, Amy Thoma, Director of Public Affairs and Public Advocacy, Kaiser Permanente


Janette Cruz, SMUD, paired with Shelley Wetton, Vice President, Community Relations and Communications, Five Star Bank


Camille Dixon paired with Katherine Brandenburg, Founder and Lobbyist, Brandenburg Group


Daisy Gonzales, UC Santa Barbara, paired with Karen Zamarripa, Assistant Vice Chancellor, California State University


Alyssa Hanou, California Department of Education, paired with Roxanne Gould, Roxanne Gould Government Relations


Christina Hwee, California Life Sciences Association, paired with Jennifer Zachariou, Senior Community Health Specialist, Dignity Health


Aileen Frances Joy, Prorgram Coordinator - CollegeBuy, Foundation for California Community Colleges, paired with Tamara Torlakson, Founder, Torlakson Events


Kate Kempton, California Council on Science and Technology, paired with Claire Conlon, Press Secretary, Office of Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León


Alyssa Marks, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, paired with Laura Braden Quigley, Founder, LBQ Strategies


Lauren Mascarenhas, UC Davis Student, paired with Lisa Page, Senior Vice President, Edelman


Esha Mathew, California Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellow for Assemblymember Jose Medina, paired with Carol Mott, Executive Assistant to the President, Fulcrum


Briana Mullen, Department of Education, paired with Gayle Miller, Staff Director, Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation


Mayte Sanchez, California State Assembly, paired with Kassandra Gough, Director, Government and Legislative Affairs, Calpine Corporation


Sadie St. Lawrence, Villanova University & VSP Global, paired with Nicole Soluri, Chief Counsel, California State Lottery


Ella Strain, California State Assembly, paired with Kami Niebank, Interim CCO, CalPERS


Sheva Tabatabainejad, Fair Political Practices Commission, paired with Linda White, Government Affairs Manager, BMW North America


Ellen Thompson, UC Davis Law School, paired with Ilene Block, Senior Counsel, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard


Maria Vasquez, Sacramento State University and Energy Commission, paired with Sandra Perez, Consultant, California State Senate Office of Research


Rebekah Zachariou, UC Davis Student, paired with Kelly Boyd, Founder, KB8 Consulting

Josie Zimmerman, UC Davis Law School, paired with Diane Anderson, Attorney at Law

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