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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2016

The following 118 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2016 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 - 60 individuals
Adediran, Atinuke Opeyemi Northwestern Univ Sociology
Barajas, Carlos California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering
Bednar, Dominic Jermaine Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Interdisciplinary Natural Science
Cabeceiras, Peter K Harvard Univ Biology
Cabral, Patricia Univ of California-Merced Psychology
Carryl, Sophia Senika Univ of Chicago Behavior - Animal
Castillo, Erica Araceli Stanford Univ Mechanical Engineering
Crowder, Chaya Yvonne Princeton Univ Political Science
Cuchilla, Jose Alejandro Univ of California-Los Angeles Sociology
Dhein, Kelle James Arizona State Univ Biology
Eneyo, Ugwem Itong Stanford Univ Civil Engineering
Eshun-Wilson, Lisa Univ of California-Berkeley Molecular Biology
Espiritu, Evyn Lê Univ of California-Berkeley American Studies
Fernandez, Julia Univ of California San Diego Art History
Fields, Carl Edward California Institute of Technology Astrophysics
Flores, Marco Antonio Univ of California-Berkeley Ethnic Studies
Gomez, Eric Matthew Garcia Univ of Washington Social Psychology
Gonsalez, Marcos Santiago City Univ of New York Graduate Center Mexican-American Literature
Gonzalez, David J.X. Stanford Univ Epidemiology
Gonzalez, Gabriela Univ of California-Irvine Criminal Justice
Goodwill, Janelle Renee Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology of Personality
Gutierrez, Abraham Univ of Washington Molecular Biology
Hall, Amanda Joyce Yale Univ African-American History
Hannegan-Martinez, Sharim Univ of California-Los Angeles Education Research
Harnett, Nathaniel G Univ of Alabama-Birmingham Neurosciences
Helepololei, Justin Allen Keoki Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Anthropology
Herbert, Amelia Columbia Univ-Teachers Col Anthropology
Hidalgo, Anna Patricia Columbia Univ Sociology
Holguin, Brian Elliott Univ of California-Los Angeles Archaeology
Hooker Romero, Diana Katherine Univ of California-Santa Cruz Microbiology
Jones, Lilly M South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Engineering
Knight, David Jonathan Univ of Chicago Political Science
Lee, Marcus Alexander Univ of Chicago Political Science
Leo, Michael S. Univ of California-Irvine Science and Education
Martinez, Jennifer Honculada Univ of Massachusetts Boston Clinical Psychology
Medina, Michael Alan Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology and Education
Mesinas, Melissa Stanford Univ Psychology and Education
Minero, Laura Patricia Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling Psychology
Montoto-Blanco, Elena Catalina Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Chemistry
Negrete, Andrea Univ of Virginia Community Psychology
Nimarko, Akua Fosua Stanford Univ Neurosciences
Olzer, Rachel M Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Behavior - Animal
Ortiz, Jose Alejandro City of Hope National Medical Center Biological Sciences
Ramirez, Nora-Guadalupe Pina Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Virology
Redondo, Sergio A Stanford Univ Environmental Toxicology
Salas, Marcel Aurea New York Univ Ethnic Studies
Sandouk, Eric Univ of California-Santa Barbara Solid State Physics
Scruse, Anthony Christopher Yale Univ Organic Chemistry
Segarra, Efrain Patrick Univ of California-Berkeley Astrophysics
Sharpe, Aaron Layne Stanford Univ Solid State Physics
Slaughter, Christine Marie Univ of California-Los Angeles Political Science
Smoak, Mollie Rice Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Spencer, Ayanna De'Vante Michigan State Univ Philosophy
Stachl, Christiane Univ of California-Berkeley Physical Chemistry
Taborda, Caitlin Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Sociology
Thomas, Marilyn Denise Univ of California-Berkeley Epidemiology
Thomas, Phillip New York Univ School of Medicine Biomedical Science
Trewn, Amrit Justin New York Univ American Studies
Umeh, Maxine Chidinma Univ of California-Davis Biology
White, Melanie Yvette Univ of Texas-Austin Ethnic Studies
Dissertation Competition - 37 individuals
Bailey, Nevette A Columbia Univ Physical Chemistry
Borunda, Alejandra Columbia Univ Geochemistry
Chaparro, Sofia Univ of Pennsylvania Interdisciplinary Education
Childers, Trenita Brookshire Duke Univ Sociology
Cleveland, Kyndra Cheree Univ of California-Irvine Developmental Psychology
Contreras, Santina Len Univ of California-Irvine Urban and Regional Planning
de los Rios, Cati Virginia Columbia Univ-Teachers Col Humanities and Education
Delgado Vela, Jeseth Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Environmental Engineering
Diaz, Mara Univ of California-Berkeley Education Research
Drake, Sean Jackson Univ of California-Irvine Education Research
Ferguson, Jason Univ of California-Berkeley Sociology
Flores, Joan Victoria New York Univ Caribbean History
Francois, Joshua James Univ of California San Diego Biophysics
Gallegos, Francisco Georgetown Univ Philosophy
Hughes, Bethany Northwestern Univ Theater History
Kohl, Michel T Utah State Univ Ecology
Lanuza, Yader R Univ of California-Irvine Sociology
Manosalvas-Kjono, David Esteban Stanford Univ Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Marsh, Wendell Hassan Columbia Univ Area Studies
McDonald, Yolanda Jane Texas A&M Univ Geography
Meléndez-Badillo, Jorell Alexander Univ of Connecticut Latin American History
Melo , Milena Andrea Univ of Texas-San Antonio Medical Anthropology
Mendez, Alina Ramirez Univ of California San Diego Mexican-American History
Ndubuizu, Rosemary Rutgers Univ Ethnic Studies
Nelson, Peter Univ of California-Berkeley Archaeology
Ocampo, Angela Ximena Univ of California-Los Angeles Political Science
Ruiz-Vega, Rolando Univ of California-Irvine Biomedical Science
Saleem, Farzana Tabitha George Washington Univ Clinical Psychology
Soto, Cesar Leon Univ of Notre Dame English Literature
Urena, Carolyn Rutgers Univ Comparative Literature
Valles, Dario Northwestern Univ Cultural Anthropology
Vann, Burrel James Univ of California-Irvine Sociology
Villaseñor, Amelia George Washington Univ Biological Anthropology
Walker, Dara Rutgers Univ African-American History
Wilson, Ron Martin Princeton Univ Literature
Young, Lisa Javonne Purdue Univ African-American History
Zarate, Salvador Elias Univ of California San Diego Ethnic Studies
Postdoctoral Competition - 21 individuals
Aviles-Santiago, Manuel Gerardo Univ of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Media Study
Bruce, La Marr Jurelle Univ of Pennsylvania Black/African American Studies
Brunache, Peggy Lucienne Northern Kentucky Univ Archaeology
De Magalhaes, Nzola Univ of California San Diego Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Diaz, Vanessa J. Univ of California-Los Angeles Cultural Anthropology
Garcia, Gina Ann Univ of Southern California Education Research
Graham, Joseph Gartman Univ of California-Berkeley Cell Biology
Harris, Carissa Marie Univ of Pennsylvania English Literature
Hinton, Elizabeth Kai Univ of California-Los Angeles African-American History
Lamont, Elise Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Biomedical Science
Léger, Natalie Marie Claremont Graduate Univ Caribbean Literature
Lopez-Sanders, Laura Duke Univ Sociology
Lung Amam, Willow S. American Univ Urban and Regional Planning
Meza-Lopez, Maria Magdalena Univ of California-Irvine Ecology
Minkara, Mona Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Chemistry
Murga, Aurelia Lorena Cornell Univ Sociology
Pedroza, Mesias Baylor Col of Medicine Immunology
Powell, Elliott Hunter Univ of Chicago American Studies
Roundfield, Katrina Elaine Univ of California-San Francisco Clinical Psychology
Tentori, Augusto Manuel Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering
Zambrana, Rocio Univ of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Philosophy
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