California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Student Alliance site | Fellowship
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The Student Alliance – Student Leader Fellowship

Fellows are selected in the summer and are required to attend our summer Student Leaders Retreat and have the following academic year to complete their projects.

The Student Alliance Student Leader Fellowship is an initiative to recognize and support the leadership initiatives of student group leaders.  The fellowships offers selected students a $1,500 award for a 1-year project aimed at enhancing and sustaining the efforts of their student group.   In addition to the award, fellows are provided professional coaching to guide their professional development and the goals of their project for the year.  

Meet the 2016-2017 Student Leader Fellows

Natalie Bell

Natalie Bell is currently a clinician at One Family, a program that aims to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational incarceration through family reunification. Natalie is also a current student at CIIS in the Integral Counseling Psychology Master’s program, and co-founder of TRANSGRESS, a diversity and inclusion group for students, faculty and staff at CIIS. In addition to her work at CIIS, Natalie is involved with a restorative justice group of juvenile lifers at San Quentin State Prison.

Channing Richmond

Channing Richmond, Masters student in the Integral Counseling Psychology program, is the  co-founder and co-facilitator in the student group TRANSGRESS (Teaching Radical Awareness for Neglected Students and Groups by Revolutionizing and Eradicating Suppressive Systems).  As the program assistant in the Mental Health Services Act Project, she provides assistance and programming to students, staff and faculty.  She is also a peer mentor with the Summer Bridge Project. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies from Loyola Marymount University.

2016-2017 Student Leader Fellow Project

The 2016-2017 fellows will document the work of TRANSGRESS for the benefit of other groups to come. Through this documentation we hope to honor all of the hard work that has been put in to create a thriving group on CIIS’s campus and an incredible impact on the school. We seek to create a model based on the systems we have created through our work within TRANSGRESS as well as showcasing the story of this dynamic student group.