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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2015

The following 86 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 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 - 55 individuals
Ayala, Andrea Josefina Univ of Georgia Virology
Banales, Josefina Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Developmental Psychology
Boykin, Curtis Malik Starks Univ of California-Berkeley Social Psychology
Brown, Bailey Alexandra Columbia Univ Sociology and Education
Brown, Kenly Elizabeth Kelly Univ of California-Berkeley African-American History
Byerly, Shakari Nichele Univ of California-Los Angeles Political Science
Callendar, Danielle Univ of California-Los Angeles Sociology
Calleros, Ernesto Daniel Rice Univ Algebra or Number Theory
Campbell, James Wade Hadley Harvard Univ Archaeology
Chase, Sara Lorraine Univ of California-Berkeley Education Research
Chavez, Steven Anthony Stanford Univ Chemical Engineering
Corona, Karina Univ of California-Irvine Psychology
Davis, Justine Maisha Univ of California-Berkeley Political Science
Dumbuya, Hawasatu Brown Univ Cell Biology
Eyring, Katherine New York Univ School of Medicine Neurosciences
Fish, Jillian Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Counseling Psychology
Flores, Abdiel Jose Columbia Univ Social Psychology
Garza, Alma Nidia Univ of California-Irvine Sociology
Gonzalez, Guadalupe Del Socorro Univ of Texas-Austin Cognitive Psychology
Gutierrez, Paul Brown Univ Political Science
Haven, Forest S. Univ of California-Irvine Cultural Anthropology
Henley, Lauren Nicole Univ of Texas-Austin African-American History
Johnson, Natasha C Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology of Personality
Kalauli, Ashlee Keolalaulani Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Topology
Kwasa, Jasmine Boston Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ledet, Russell Joseph New York Univ School of Medicine Molecular Biology
Lennon, Myles Yale Univ Cultural Anthropology
McHarris, Philip Yale Univ Sociology
Moore, Taylor Morgan Rutgers Univ History
Neira, Hector D. Univ of California-Berkeley Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Nwokocha, Eziaku A Univ of Pennsylvania Religious Studies
Ortiz, Nancy Univ of California-Berkeley Epidemiology
Osoba, Benjamin Obafemi Univ of California-Berkeley Electrical Engineering
Palmer, Meredith Alberta Univ of California-Berkeley Geography
Penn, Daphne Michelle Harvard Univ Sociology and Education
Perez, Samuel Gerardo Michigan State Univ Botany
Petriello, Annalise Rose Univ of California-San Francisco Microbiology
Powell, Fontasha Janine Weill Cornell Medical Col Neurosciences
Pruss, Kali Meredith Stanford Univ Microbiology
Rivera Quiñones, Vanessa Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Mathematics
Roberts, LaDeidra Monet Cornell Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Rodriguez, Laura Elise Pennsylvania State Univ Geochemistry
Rodriguez-Quintana, Natalie Indiana Univ-Bloomington Psychology
Rojas, Connie Abril Yale Univ Biological Anthropology
Rush, Tomas Allen Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Pathology
Salcedo, Stephanie Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Clinical Psychology
Sanders, Andrew Joseph Dartmouth Col Biological Sciences
Scott, Darius Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Geography
Smith, Jennifer Rose Univ of California-Berkeley Native American History
Trevino, Elda Alicia Georgia Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Tso, Rhondale California Institute of Technology Physics
Valdivia Ordorica, Carolina Harvard Univ Education Research
Villalta, Rebekah Cornell Univ Behavior - Animal
Villarreal, Christina Marie Univ of Texas-Austin Latin American History
Wilkes II, Charles Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Mathematics and Education
Dissertation Competition - 31 individuals
Battle, Stephanie Lauren Univ of Washington Genetics
Burciaga, Edelina Muñoz Univ of California-Irvine Sociology
Camacho, Angelica Univ of California-Riverside Ethnic Studies
Chilcote, Olivia Univ of California-Berkeley American Indian Studies
Coleman-Tobias, Meredith Frances Emory Univ Religious Studies
Crey, Karrmen Univ of California-Los Angeles Film Study
Edoh, Melissa Amah Massachusetts Institute of Technology Anthropology
Elizondo Schroepfer, Lizeth Univ of Texas-Austin Latin American History
Gallegos de Castillo, Lori State Univ of New York-Stony Brook Philosophy
Gallman, Nancy O. Univ of California-Davis History
Gandara, Denisa Univ of Georgia Education Research
Gomez, Jennifer M Univ of Oregon Clinical Psychology
Gomez, Jonathan New York Univ Latin American Literature
Jackson, Rachel Constance Univ of Oklahoma Cultural Studies
Jones, Shawn Christopher Tracey Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Clinical Psychology
Kamai, Brittany Vanderbilt Univ Astrophysics
Ledesma, Edna Texas A&M Univ Urban and Regional Planning
Lewis, Levi Steele Univ of California San Diego Biological Oceanography
Limerick, Chantell Irene Univ of Georgia Latin American Literature
Menchaca, Celeste Ruiz Univ of Southern California History
Monk-Payton, Brandeise Brown Univ Media Study
Montoya, Aaron T Univ of California-Santa Cruz Anthropology
Ramírez, Margaret Marietta Univ of Washington Geography
Rangel, David Enrique Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology
Reyes-Barrientez, Alicia Duke Univ Political Science
Ryan, Darcie Texas A&M Univ Biological Oceanography
Sanchez, Erica Lee Univ of Washington Virology
Santiago Ortiz, Jorge Luis Univ of California-Berkeley Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Torres Chicon, Nesty Ray Univ of California-Berkeley Particle Physics
Vega, Rosalynn Adeline Univ of California-Berkeley Medical Anthropology
Young, Jasmin Alicia Rutgers Univ African-American History
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