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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2012

The following 119 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2012 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. The programs seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

  Applicant Name Institution Name Field of Study
Predoctoral Competition - 60 individuals
Alcaraz Silva, Barbara University of California-Irvine Biology
Andemicael, Awet University of Notre Dame Theology
Andrews, Megan Tria University of California-Berkeley Education Research
Beltran, Hector University of California-Berkeley Cultural Anthropology
Bettergarcia, Jennifer (Jay) Nicole University of California-Santa Barbara Counseling Psychology
Bowen, Chyna University of Texas-Austin African-American History
Brewton-Tiayon, Shanna University of Maryland Sociology
Carrasco-Zevallos, Oscar Rice University Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Carrillo, Daniela Cristina University of California-Berkeley Sociology
Chambliss, Melanie Yale University African-American History
De La Torre, Monica University of Washington Women's Studies
Figueroa, Elizabeth Raquel Rice University Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Fletcher, Kanitra Shenae Cornell University Art History
Givens, Jarvis Ray University of California-Berkeley African-American History
Guardado, Jesus Omar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials Science
Hernandez, Rebecca Renee Stanford University Environmental Sciences, Earth Science-based
Hosbey, Justin University of Florida Cultural Anthropology
Hunter, Michael Anthony University of New Mexico Physiological Psychology
Husain, Atiya University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Sociology
Jaramillo, Carlos Andres City University of New York Graduate Center Robotics
Jimenez, Carlos University of California-Santa Barbara Media Study
Jimenez, Monica Alexandra University of Texas-Austin Latin American History
Jogoleff, Christina Geri University of California-Riverside History of Science
Jones, Shawn Christopher Tracey University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Psychology
Jones Jr, McArthur University of Colorado Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Kangas, Karina University of California San Diego Organic Chemistry
Levy, Dorainne Northwestern University Social Psychology
Longo, Ana V Cornell University Ecology
Lukaniec, Megan Elizabeth University of California-Santa Barbara Linguistics
Marin-Chollom, Amanda Mia City University of New York Graduate Center Psychology
Marira, Tiwirai Douglas City University of New York Graduate Center Psychology
Martinez, Enmanuel Rutgers University Comparative Literature
Mendez, Michael Anthony University of California-Berkeley Urban and Regional Planning
Montoya, Teresa Maria New York University Cultural Anthropology
O'Keefe, Victoria Michelle Oklahoma State University Clinical Psychology
Ortega, Manuel Alejandro University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Biochemistry
Paiz, Christian Oswaldo University of Southern California Chicano History
Prado, Carolina University of California-Berkeley Interdisciplinary Sociology
Purifoy, Danielle Duke University Interdisciplinary Political Science
Quinn, Johanna University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology and Education
Ramirez, Lucio Cloud University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology
Redding, Camillia Ann Columbia University Political Science
Reichenberger, Erin R Drexel University Bioinformatics
Rigosi, Albert Felix Columbia University Solid State Physics
Robinson, John Nelson Northwestern University Sociology
Rodriguez, Janna Stanford University Mechanical Engineering
Roquet, Nathaniel Bernard Harvard University Biophysics
Roy, Christopher Lawrence Rice University Ecology
Skinner, Kenneth Arthur Harvard University Structural Biology
Smith, Shushannah Marie University of Alabama-Huntsville Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Soto, Cesar Leon University of California-Santa Barbara English Literature
Sprunger, Christine Dazil Michigan State University Ecology
Stepney, Cesalie Taylor Rutgers University Clinical Psychology
Tabor, Martin Gregory The Scripps Research Institute Organic Chemistry
Tarpeh, William Abraham University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Environmental Engineering
Theissen, Christopher Alexander Boston University Astrophysics
Tilghman, Jessica Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Neurosciences
Tompkins, Christien Philmarc University of Chicago Cultural Anthropology
Vieira, Philip University of California-Riverside Neurosciences
Zeiner, Carolyn Alexandra Harvard University Environmental Engineering
Dissertation Competition - 37 individuals
Alexander, Ariana Elizabeth New York University American History
Almanza, Maria Elena State University of New York-Buffalo English Literature
Amador, Emma Balbina University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Puerto Rican History
Armstrong, April Charity Princeton University Religious Studies
Blanding, David Brown University Political Science
Carpio, Genevieve Tania University of Southern California American Studies
Chow, Candace Cornell University Sociology and Education
Daal, Miguel Demetrius University of California-Berkeley Astrophysics
Deas, Joseph Benjamin University of Arizona Entomology
Deomampo, Daisy City University of New York Graduate Center Cultural Anthropology
Diaz, Vanessa J. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Cultural Anthropology
Espinoza, Araceli Ayala University of Southern California Education Research
Garza, Irene University of Texas-Austin Ethnic Studies
Gonzales, Elena L Brown University American Studies
Gonzalez, Martha Elvira University of Washington Women's Studies
Greenlee-Donnell, Cynthia Renee Duke University African-American History
Griffith, Gina L. University of Oklahoma-Health Science Center Pathology
Hampton, Melvin New York University Counseling Psychology
Haskins, Anna Rose University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology
Hidalgo, Alexander University of Arizona Latin American History
Isler, Jedidah Yale University Astrophysics
Jerry, Anthony Russell University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Cultural Anthropology
Kim, Joo Ok University of California San Diego American Literature
Knight, Christina Harvard University Theater
Koenke, Erik Anthony University of Notre Dame Theology
Laurent-Perrault, Evelyne New York University Latin American History
Luna, Augustin Boston University Bioinformatics
Magaña, Maurice Rafael University of Oregon Cultural Anthropology
Monk Jr., Ellis University of California-Berkeley Sociology
Perillo, Jeffrey Lorenzo University of California-Los Angeles Performance Study
Pexa, Christopher John Vanderbilt University Native American Literature
Ponce, Albert University of California-Los Angeles Political Science
Potts, Thomas M University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Chemical Engineering
Roundfield, Katrina Elaine Depaul University Clinical Psychology
San Pedro, Timothy Jose Arizona State University Education Research
Sarabia Ortiz, Rachel R. University of California-Santa Barbara Sociology
Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology
Postdoctoral Competition - 22 individuals
Abrego, Leisy J Arizona State University Ethnic Studies
Balance, Christine Duke University Performance Study
Casselberry, Judith Harvard University Interdisciplinary Anthropology
Chatelain, Marcia University of Texas-Austin American Studies
Covington-Ward, Yolanda Denise Carnegie Mellon University Cultural Anthropology
Daut, Marlene Leydy Duke University African-American Literature
Diaz, Julia Michelle Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Marine Sciences
Finch, Aisha Purdue University Caribbean History
Fuentes, Marisa Joanna Rutgers University Women's Studies
Gillion, Daniel Q Harvard University Political Science
Hernandez, Daniel J University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Algebra or Number Theory
Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar Hugo University of South Florida-Tampa Educational Policy Research
Lightfoot, Natasha Jaheem City University of New York Graduate Center Caribbean History
Ojeda, Lizette Texas A&M University Counseling Psychology
Pelet, Jeisa M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering
Preza, Gloria University of Southern California Pathology
Ralph, Laurence Institute for Advanced Study Cultural Anthropology
Rouhana, Labib University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Genetics
Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda University of North Carolina-Charlotte Teacher Education Research
Soto, Lilia University of California-Irvine Ethnic Studies
Spencer, Quayshawn Nigel Julian Stanford University Philosophy of Science
Thompson, Ameer Columbia University Physiology
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