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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2014

The following 124 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2014 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
Aiona, Paige Kuuipo Univ of California-Irvine Analytical Chemistry
Amole, Marlissa Cristina Univ of Pittsburgh Psychology
Anyiwo, Nkemka Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Developmental Psychology
Arquero, Kristine Dahl Univ of California-Irvine Chemistry
Arrizon-Palomera, Esmeralda Cornell Univ American Literature
Baca, Angelo New York Univ Anthropology
Bailey, Karen Univ of Florida Ecology
Bainbridge, Danielle Yale Univ African-American Literature
Bermudez, Rosie Cano Univ of California-Santa Barbara Ethnic Studies
Bernard, Donte LeShon Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Clinical Psychology
Bulseco-McKim, Ashley Univ of Massachusetts Boston Marine Sciences
Castillo, Mario Alberto Univ of Chicago Archaeology
Chavarria, Karina Alejandra Univ of California-Berkeley Environmental Engineering
Chenyek, Rico Kleinstein Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Media Study
Cruz, Cristina Elizabeth Texas A&M Univ Sociology
Dunn, Megan Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chemical Engineering
Dunnavant, Justin Peyton Univ of Florida Archaeology
Fletcher, Erin Melissa Harvard Univ Cell Biology
Gonzalez, Sandra Ivonne Emory Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Greene, Andrew Cory City Univ of New York Graduate Center Social Psychology
Hawthorne, Camilla Alice Univ of California-Berkeley Geography
Hernandez, Genaro Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Nutrition and Metabolism
Jackman, Corine Mabel Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Jimenez, Anthony Michael Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Sociology
Johnson, Benjamin Cornell Univ Evolutionary Biology
Jones, Brian Patrick City Univ of New York Graduate Center African-American History
Kagawa-Viviani, Aurora Kealohilani Univ of Hawaii at Manoa Geography
Keliiaa, Caitlin Aimee Univ of California-Berkeley Native American History
Kurashima, Natalie Univ of Hawaii at Manoa Environmental Sciences, Biology-based
Lagos, Lorenzo Felipe Columbia Univ Economics
Law, Alexandra de la Rosa Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Biological Sciences
Leath, Seanna Cade Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology and Education
Lewis, Naama T. L. Southern Illinois Univ Interdisciplinary Mathematics
Liburd, Teljer Latonza Univ of Pittsburgh Cognitive Psychology
Mayweather, Brittany Anne Harvard Univ Biomedical Science
McMillon, David Princeton Univ Operations Research
Medenica, Vladimir Enrique Princeton Univ Political Science
Mercier, Edad Massachusetts Institute of Technology Urban and Regional Planning
Mitchell, Elise Agatha New York Univ Caribbean History
Montiel, Francisco Alejandro Pennsylvania State Univ Biological Anthropology
Natividad-Diaz, Sylvia Lucia Univ of California-Berkeley Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Palacios, Hector Hugo Univ of California-Berkeley Biology
Pedroza, Juan Manuel Stanford Univ Sociology
Rackauckas, Christopher Vincent Univ of California-Irvine Applications of Mathematics
Reed, Justin Michael Princeton Theological Seminary Religious Studies
Rivera, Christian Poblete Georgia Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Roberts-Gregory, Frances Univ of California-Berkeley Interdisciplinary Sociology
Rochester, Shana E. Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology and Education
Rodriguez, Arianne Elizabeth Northwestern Univ Biological Sciences
Rolón, Pedro Javier Univ of California-Berkeley Latin American Literature
Rolston, Nicholas Stanford Univ Physics
Santiago-Miranda, Adriana N Georgia Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Simmons, Michaela Christy Univ of California-Berkeley Sociology
Tyrell, Fanita Amincia Univ of California-Riverside Developmental Psychology
Vann, Burrel James Univ of California-Irvine Sociology
Vasquez-Salgado, Yolanda Univ of California-Los Angeles Psychology
Vazquez, Christine Duke Univ Microbiology
Virrueta, Alejandro Yale Univ Mathematical & Computational Biology
Vivancos, Sebastian Miguel Columbia Univ Geochemistry
White, Damian Keith Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
Dissertation Competition - 39 individuals
Ackerman, Edwin Federico Univ of California-Berkeley Sociology
Alicea, Stacey New York Univ Interdisciplinary Psychology
Baker, Regina Smalls Duke Univ Sociology
Bonet, Sally Wesley Rutgers Univ Education Research
Contreras, Alicia Univ of California-Riverside Mexican-American Literature
Covarrubias, Anthony Joseph Harvard Univ Biomedical Science
Cruz Nichols, Vanessa Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Political Science
de Jesus-Crespo, Rebeca Giselle Univ of Georgia Environmental Sciences, Biology-based
Dinis, Jorge Manuel Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Virology
Ellison, Treva Carrie Univ of Southern California American Studies
Ewoodzie, Joseph C Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology
Garcini, Luz Maria Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, SDSU-UCSD Clinical Psychology
Gaska, Karie A. Georgia State Univ Psychology
Giusti-Rodriguez, Mariana Cornell Univ Political Science
Gonzalez, Elisa Maria Columbia Univ History
Gustafson, Kyle Douglas Oklahoma State Univ Environmental Toxicology
Hassberg, Analena Hope Univ of Southern California American Studies
Hicks, Anasa Samantha New York Univ Latin American History
Hicks, Mary Ellen Univ of Virginia History
Hu, Di Univ of California-Berkeley Archaeology
Ivy, Samuel North Carolina State Univ Mathematics
Macon, Tamarie Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology
Marcelo, Ana Kamille Univ of California-Riverside Developmental Psychology
Martinez-Vu, Yvette Univ of California-Los Angeles Performance Study
McInnis, Jarvis C. Columbia Univ African-American Literature
Mendoza-de Jesus, Ronald Emory Univ Comparative Literature
Morgan, Kelli Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Black/African American Studies
Perkins, J. Edmon Lee Univ of Maryland Mechanical Engineering
Ross, Kihana Miraya Univ of California-Berkeley Education Research
Salters, Jasmine Univ of Pennsylvania Communication
Sosa, Joseph Jay Univ of Chicago Cultural Anthropology
Sweet, Jameson Robert Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Native American History
Torres, Stacy Marlena New York Univ Sociology
Valdez, Carolyn Univ of Washington Inorganic Chemistry
Velasco, Matthew Carlos Vanderbilt Univ Archaeology
Vieyra, Francisco Pablo Landeros New York Univ Sociology
Warren, Joyce Univ of California-Los Angeles Literature
Wonderly, Monique Lisa Univ of California-Riverside Philosophy
Wooden, Isaiah Matthew Stanford Univ Theater
Postdoctoral Competition - 25 individuals
Alvarado, Leticia Univ of California-Los Angeles Chicano Studies
Burgos-Lafuente, Lena Princeton Univ Latin American Literature
Downing, Timothy Lamont Harvard Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ford, Tanisha C Princeton Univ African-American History
Glenn, Weslee Sinclair California Institute of Technology Biochemistry
Guerrero, Perla Minerva Univ of Florida Ethnic Studies
Hoover, Elizabeth Maxine Northeastern Univ Social Science
Hunter, Jevon Delexander New York Univ Sociology and Education
Jordan, P. Kimberleigh Union Theological Seminary Religious Studies
Loza, Mireya Univ of California-Irvine Ethnic Studies
Matthews, Sean Michael Wildlife Conservation Society Ecology
Melton Villanueva, Miriam Univ of California-Los Angeles Latin American History
Moultrie, Monique Nicole Harvard Univ Religious Studies
Nelson, Joseph Derrick New York Univ Sociology and Education
Ogbunugafor, C.Brandon The Broad Institute Genetics
Pender, Jamol Columbia Univ Operations Research
Rincon, Belinda Linn Univ of California San Diego Chicano Studies
Skipwith, Christopher Gemil Northeastern Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Sode, Olaseni O Univ of Chicago Theoretical Chemistry
Sojoyner, Damien Univ of California-Los Angeles Ethnic Studies
Streets, Aaron Michael Beijing Univ Biophysics
Valenzuela, Ali Adam American Univ Political Science
Van Cleve, Nicole Gonzalez American Bar Foundation Criminal Justice
Velazquez, Jesus M. California Institute of Technology Chemistry
Villalobos, Myriam Columbia Univ-Teachers Col Psychology and Education
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