Katie Hoeberling leads fundraising, partnership development, training initiatives, and the Catalyst Program for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). She previously served as a Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security studying savings-led microfinance and farmer-centered innovation initiatives in Cambodia, supported an environmental impact assessment of California almonds and the revision of the Urban Forest Project Protocol for the California carbon market, and worked with the Food Chain Workers Alliance and the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. Katie holds an MSc in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis and a BSc in Environmental Science from UCLA.
Fernando Hoces de la Guardia
Fernando Hoces de la Guardia is a Project Scientist for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). He works on bridging research-to-policy gaps in regards to transparency and reproducibility and improving the computational reproducibility of economics research. He received his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School where his research focused on increasing the transparency and reproducibility of policy analysis as a way to strengthen the connection between policy and evidence. Before RAND, he studied economics and conducted impact evaluations and economic analyses of various social policies. He has also supported BITSS-led trainings in the past and led a series of Catalyst trainings in South America in 2017.