Callia Téllez is the OEC’s Environmental Policy Fellow, supporting the advocacy projects of the democracy, water, energy, and public lands programs. Callia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Policy and Decision Making with Research Distinction from the School of Environment and Natural Resources at OSU. During their time at OSU, Callia worked in the Environmental and Social Sustainability Lab identifying improvements to federal agricultural conservation investments in the context of Great Lakes water quality. Callia also served as president of the OSU Sierra Club Student Coalition, is an Office of Diversity and Inclusion Morrill Scholar, and a Udall scholar. Callia is currently a Grassroots Leader for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Callia brings to the OEC a drive to center the environmental movement on the identities and realities of frontline communities.