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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2017

The following 101 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2017 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 - 63 individuals
Amezcua, Rodolfo Univ of Southern California Mechanical Engineering
Asbury, Victoria Shantrell Harvard Univ Sociology
Barajas, Aleshia Yale Univ American Studies
Boria, Robert A. Univ of California-Merced Evolutionary Biology
Cartwright, Ashleigh Imani Univ of Pennsylvania Interdisciplinary Sociology
Cavanaugh, Kate Univ of Chicago Developmental Biology
Chavez, Alexis Rolando Univ of Chicago Social Science
Cheng, Kevin Joseph Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Biophysics
Cisneros Paz, Jorge Univ of Washington Applied Mathematics
Clark, Kim Marie Univ of California San Diego Media Study
Davies, Elizabeth Jordan Univ of Chicago Political Science
de Hinojosa, Alana Univ of California-Los Angeles Chicano Studies
Ekpo, Patricia Edet Yale Univ American Studies
Escala, Ivanna California Institute of Technology Astrophysics
Fuller, Regina Yvonne Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Education Research
Garcia, Esmeralda Ruby Univ of California-Irvine Psychology
Garcia-Mejia, Juliana Harvard Univ Astronomy
Gonzalez, Floricel Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ Microbiology
Gonzalez, Martín Alberto Syracuse Univ Sociology and Education
Green, Naima Nilaja Mariama Harvard Univ International Relations
Gutierrez, Armand Rene Univ of California San Diego Sociology
Harris, Dionte Brian Univ of Virginia African-American Literature
Horin, Lillian Jessica Harvard Univ Physiology
Lopez Rivera, Francheska Harvard Univ Medical School Genetics
Mackey, Jeraul Harvard Univ Interdisciplinary Education
Martinez, Carlos Univ of California-San Francisco Medical Anthropology
Martinez, Joel Eduardo Princeton Univ Social Psychology
Medina, Carlos Obed Stanford Univ-School of Medicine Immunology
Mendez, Carlos A City of Hope National Medical Center Genetics
Mercado-Díaz, Joel Alejandro Univ of Chicago Evolutionary Biology
Miller, Maegan A City Univ of New York Graduate Center Geography
Noyola, Nestor Clark Univ Psychology
Oaxaca, Ana Luisa Univ of California-Los Angeles Political Science
Ocasio, Daniel Univ of California-Berkeley Environmental Engineering
Pacheco, Alan Roberto Boston Univ Bioinformatics
Pass, Kenneth Northwestern Univ Sociology
Pauls, Tayler Boston Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Rankin, Osiris Harvard Univ Clinical Psychology
Rendon-Garcia, Sarah A Harvard Univ Psychology and Education
Ridley, Leticia Univ of Maryland Theatre
Roldan, Maria Elizabeth Rutgers Univ Comparative Literature
Ross, Candace Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science
Saavedra-Peña, Rocío del Mar Yale Univ Biological Sciences
Santos, Stephany Univ of Connecticut Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Smith, Richard Edgar City Univ of New York Graduate Center Social Psychology
Sosoo, Effua Erica Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Psychology
Speed, DeQuantarius Javon Univ of Chicago Cell Biology
Stewart, Ashley Nicole Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine Physiology
Tinoco Valencia, Antonio Univ of Rochester Organic Chemistry
Tsikewa, Adrienne Frances Univ of California-Santa Barbara Linguistics
Tumber-Davila, Shersingh Joseph Stanford Univ Environmental Sciences, Earth Science-based
Umeh, Zimife Duke Univ Sociology
Valdez-Rangel, Evelyn Univ of California-Irvine Ecology
Valencia, Alfredo Mugica Harvard Univ Biochemistry
Varela, Claudia Elena Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Vargas, Sylvanna M Univ of Southern California Clinical Psychology
Vila, Rafael A. Stanford Univ Materials Science
Wallace, Andrea Kimi Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Wallace, Kelly J Univ of Texas-Austin Behavior - Animal
Wantchekon, Kristia Harvard Univ Educational Psychology
Weeks, Joi L San Diego State Univ Cell Biology
Williams, Donald Ray Univ of California-Davis Psychology
Zounlome, Nelson Indiana Univ-Bloomington Counseling Psychology
Dissertation Competition - 38 individuals
Bermudez, Rosie Cano Univ of California-Santa Barbara Ethnic Studies
Bombaci, Sara Petrita Colorado State Univ Ecology
Boston, Amanda Brown Univ African-American History
Canizales, Stephanie L. Univ of Southern California Sociology
Caporale, Juvenal Univ of Arizona Mexican-American History
Celis, Abigail Eugenia Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Interdisciplinary Literature
Cody, Melanie Raylene Univ of Oklahoma Anthropology
Corbin, Elizabeth Montana State Univ Biochemistry
Cross, Christina Jeanette Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
Daoud, Nina Univ of Maryland Education Research
Doyle, Julius A Univ of Washington Anthropology
Eckstrom, Mikal Brotnov Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln Native American History
Farfan, Gabriela Aylin Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Geochemistry
Garcia, Magda Univ of California-Santa Barbara Chicano Literature
Gomez Cervantes, Andrea Univ of Kansas Sociology
Grumbach, Jacob M. Univ of California-Berkeley Political Science
Jernigan, Kasey Aliene Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Medical Anthropology
Luckett, Josslyn Jeanine Univ of Pennsylvania African-American History
Manosalvas-Kjono, Sandra Nicole Stanford Univ Electrical Engineering
McCoy, Meredith Leigh Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill American Indian Studies
Meza, Jocelyn Univ of California-Berkeley Clinical Psychology
Mira, Portia Mae Univ of California-Merced Evolutionary Biology
Montiel, Anna Karenina (Anya) K Yale Univ American Indian Studies
Moss, Kelsey Christina Princeton Univ Religious Studies
Nakai, Jenny Univ of Colorado Boulder Geophysics
Osorio, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Univ of Hawaii at Manoa English Literature
Pedroza, Juan Manuel Stanford Univ Sociology
Posey, Patricia Diane Univ of Pennsylvania Political Science
Ramirez, Yuridia Duke Univ Mexican-American History
Rodriguez, Carlos Ivan Univ of New Mexico Neurosciences
Rodriguez, Mauro Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Mechanical Engineering
Rodriguez Vega, Silvia Patricia Univ of California-Los Angeles Interdisciplinary Education
Rule, Elizabeth Brown Univ American Studies
Salomon J., Amrah Univ of California San Diego Ethnic Studies
Salseda, Rose Giselle Univ of Texas-Austin Art History
Stockstill, Casey Lorene Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology
Torres, Stephanie A Loyola Univ Chicago Clinical Psychology
Walker, Robert Marshawn Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Algebra or Number Theory
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