Steven joined UC ANR in 2001 as a state 4-H program representative. In 2009, he became the 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) coordinator. After earning his Ph.D. in 2016, he joined UC Cooperative Extension as a 4-H youth development advisor.
UC ANR's Strategic Initiative leaders work with their respective strategic initiative panels to improve communication, highlight research/extension gaps, and conduct detailed panel meetings. SI Leaders represent their panels, program teams and statewide programs/institutes at Program Council, providing programmatic input into resource allocation recommendations.
Steven joins SI leaders Helen Dahlke for Water Quality, Quantity and Security; Josh Davy for Sustainable Natural Ecosystems; Rachel Surls for Sustainable Food Systems; and Tom Turini for Endemic and Invasive Pests.
We are grateful to Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty for serving as the previous SI leader for Healthy Families & Communities.
Associate Vice President