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