The Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Francisco announced College of Environmental Design graduate students Mark Trainer (M.C.P. '19) and Julia McElhinney (MRED+D '19) as their Stephen Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellow and Debra Stein Fellow, respectively.
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.
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.
The Chamberlin Graduate Student Fellowship was established by Steve and Susan Chamberlin of Chamberlin Associates to invest in the next generation of land use leaders. Endowed through the ULI Foundation, the Fellowship is intended to provide the highest level of exposure to ULI for the best and brightest graduate students of design, planning and real estate at UC Berkeley. The Fellowship is a two-year program open to second-year graduate students of the real estate disciplines at UC Berkeley. Students are provided with opportunities to participate in ULI events and educational activities as full members, at a time when these experiences will have the greatest benefit in the formative years of their professional careers.
The Debra Stein “YIMBY” (Yes In My Back Yard) Graduate Student Fellowship supports promising young women in their pursuit of responsible land use and urban development. The Fellowship represents Debra’s ideals of education, mentoring, responsible urban development, and women’s advancement and is offered to female students only in an effort to increase the visibility of women in a historically male-dominated industry. Through this program, students will be provided with a passport to participate in ULI events and educational activities at a very formative point in their careers. One female student pursuing a graduate degree in a land use-related field is selected each year for a two-year appointment, starting in their final year of study.
Read the announcement in full here.