Four Aggies Participate In Capital Fellows Programs

Portrait photos of four alumni in Capital Fellowship Programs over photo of California Capitol building.
UC Davis College of Letters and Science alumni Kiara Patton, Ales Lee, Shelby McMichael and Frederick Williams are spending the year in Sacramento as Capital Fellows.

Alums spend the year working in state government.

Four recent graduates of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science are getting close-up views of California government in action this academic year as Capital Fellows.

The Capital Fellows Programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellows work 10 to 11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, State Senate, executive branch or the judiciary.

2018-19 participants:

  • Kiara Patton (B.A., communication ’17), a legislative aide in the office of Assemblymember Shirley Weber, (D-San Diego)
  • Ales Lee (B.A., psychology ’18), a legislative aide in the office of Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino)
  • Shelby McMichael (B.A., communication ’18), working on health policy at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Frederick Williams (B.A., political science and psychology ’18), a legislative aide in the office of Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)

Fellows receive a $2,698 monthly stipend, health dental and vision benefits, student loan deferments, and graduate units from Sacramento State in government or public policy.

Applications open for 2019-20

The deadline to apply for the 2019-20 fellowship year is Feb. 11. Learn more about the program and download an application.