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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2019

The following 130 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2019 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 - 68 individuals
Alvara, Alexander Nicholas Univ of California, Berkeley Mechanical Engineering
Anderson, Mysia Anyse Brown Univ Performance Study
Bushman, Brandi Princeton Univ English Literature
Cagan, David Abraham California Institute of Technology Inorganic Chemistry
Cartaya, Jorge Enrique Cornell Univ Caribbean Literature
Chock, Mason Kamalani Univ of California, Berkeley Microbiology
Craft, Alexandrea L. Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Clinical Psychology
DeJoseph, Meriah Lee Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Developmental Psychology
Edwards, Earl James Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Farrant, Damien Nakoa Univ of California, Santa Barbara Environmental Sciences, Earth Science-based
Feathers, Jon-Philip Ryan Cornell Univ Biochemistry
Gallegos Garcia, Monica Paulina Northwestern Univ Astronomy
Gonzalez, Sara Tasse Univ of California, Santa Cruz Ecology
Grant, Lynnora O Rice Univ Materials Science
Guzman, Carlos Univ of California, San Diego Bioinformatics
Guzman, Laura Univ of California, Berkeley Social Psychology
Heitz, Kaily Anne Univ of California, Berkeley Geography
Hernandez , Kimberly Columbia Univ Neurosciences
Hernandez Cira, Marisol Alejandria Univ of California, Los Angeles Environmental Engineering
Hoover, Malachia Yvonne Stanford Univ School of Medicine Biological Sciences
Isaacs, Devon S Utah State Univ Clinical Psychology
Jones, Kassidi Shuron Yale Univ Interdisciplinary Literature
Krueger, Nolan Univ of Texas-Austin Counseling Psychology
Leslie-Skye, Breanna Renee Cornell Univ Native American Literature
López-Alfonzo, Erika María Univ of California, Berkeley Biochemistry
Lucatero, Azucena Univ of California, Santa Cruz Environmental Sciences, Biology-based
Maldonado, Katherine Lucia Univ of California, Riverside Sociology
Malson, Hilary Elliott Univ of California, Los Angeles Urban and Regional Planning
Mautner, Marina Reyes Lopez Univ of California, Davis Interdisciplinary Earth Sciences
McKenzie, Theo Roy Univ of California, Berkeley Theoretical Mathematics
Mendoza, Yoselinda Cornell Univ Sociology
Miranda, Kimberly Ivette Univ of California, Los Angeles Ethnic Studies
Miranda Alcazar, Magally Alejandra Univ of California, Los Angeles American Studies
Mizrahi Rodriguez, Katherine Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials Science
Monagan, Ivan Vincent Columbia Univ Ecology
Montgomery, Kelly Monét Univ of California, San Francisco Biochemistry
Nguyen, Judy Stanford Univ Educational Psychology
O'Brien, Shannon Lynn Univ of California, Berkeley Behavior - Animal
O'Connor, Colleen Elaine Univ of Washington Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Okafor, Chika Oscar Harvard Univ Economics
Olivier, Jasmine Nicole Harvard Univ Sociology
Osman, Khalid Kamal Univ of Texas-Austin Civil Engineering
Palacios-Barrios, Esther Esmeralda Univ of Pittsburgh Psychology
Pinetta, Bernardette Josee Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Educational Psychology
Pombar, Gisselle Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemistry
Puente, Mayra Univ of California, San Diego Education Research
Quin, Kevin Christopher Cornell Univ African-American History
Ramirez, Ana Yesenia Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Cultural Anthropology
Ramirez, Gabriel Aron Yale Univ Mexican-American History
Ramos, Giovanni Univ of California, Los Angeles Clinical Psychology
Renaud, Dylan Levi Harvard Univ Physics
Rivera Prince, Jordi Armani Univ of Florida Biological Anthropology
Sanchez, Jaime Princeton Univ American History
Sanchez-Maes, Sophia Araceli Harvard Univ Astronomy
santana, noelia Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Anthropology
Santiago, Nicholas Andrew Univ of California, Santa Cruz Neurosciences
Simington, Jasmine Kiah Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
Smith, DeAnna Yvette Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
Staples, Denson Glen Harvard Univ Theology
Todd, Jordan Harvard Univ Biomedical Science
Van Patten, William John Univ of California, Berkeley Biophysics
Vollmers, Apple Cortez Univ of California, Santa Cruz Biology
Walker, Jonnelle Sophia Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities American Studies
Washington, Michole Enjoli Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Mathematics and Education
Watson-Daniels, Jamelle Harvard Univ Physics
Williams, Joshua Nathaniel Carnegie Mellon Univ Computer Science
Williams, Kevon Marquis Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling Psychology
Zhou, Jiarong Univ of California, San Diego Engineering
Dissertation Competition - 38 individuals
Aguilar, Kevan Antonio Univ of California, San Diego Latin American History
Arrizon-Palomera, Esmeralda Cornell Univ English Literature
Arzeno, Isabella Beatriz Univ of California, San Diego Physical Oceanography
Aushana, Christina Ashurina Univ of California, San Diego Communication
Burrow, Joshua Anthony Univ of Dayton Optics
Corella, Alexandra Univ of Washington Molecular Biology
Delgado, Laura Humm Massachusetts Institute of Technology Urban and Regional Planning
Dhein, Kelle James Arizona State Univ Philosophy of Science
Figueroa, Alejandro Jose Southern Methodist Univ Archaeology
Gutierrez Ramirez, Mariamar Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Organismic Biology
Hailey, Chantal A New York Univ Sociology
Hernandez, Erika Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ Developmental Psychology
Hill, Courtney Leah Univ of Virginia Civil Engineering
Holden, Stephanie Univ of California, San Francisco Neurosciences
Ince, Jelani Irwyn Indiana Univ Bloomington Sociology
James-Gallaway, ArCasia Deaon Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Interdisciplinary History
Klein Hernández, Kris Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor History
Leder-Luis, Jetson Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics
Martin, Alison Indiana Univ Bloomington Ethnomusicology
Martin, Annette New York Univ Philosophy
Melendez-Oyola, Melissa Univ of New Hampshire Earth Sciences
Mesner, Octavio Cesar Carnegie Mellon Univ Biostatistics
Minero, Laura Patricia Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling Psychology
Moore, Taylor Morgan Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey History
Nevarez, Arturo Univ of California, Riverside Education Research
Nicolas, Brenda Univ of California, Los Angeles Ethnic Studies
Ortiz, Gregorio Univ of Colorado Boulder Cultural Anthropology
Palmer, Meredith Alberta Univ of California, Berkeley Geography
Pleasant, Traben Oregon State Univ Anthropology
Roman Maldonado, Yairamaren Univ of California, Berkeley Caribbean Literature
Salazar, Cinthya Univ of Maryland Education Research
Sánchez Loza, Dinorah Yahaida Univ of California, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Education
Segundo, Vanessa Univ of California, Davis Education Research
Simmons, Michaela Christy Univ of California, Berkeley Sociology
Treviño, Jason Benjamín Univ of California, Berkeley Literature
Villar, Victoria Ashley Harvard Univ Astrophysics
Vizcaino, Rafael Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey Philosophy
Whitt, Sarah Ashley Univ of California, Berkeley Native American History
Postdoctoral Competition - 24 individuals
Armengol, Roberto Ignacio Univ of Virginia Cultural Anthropology
Bristol, Travis Jackson Learning Policy Institute Education Research
Brooks, Robin Emory Univ African-American Literature
Colard, Sandrine Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS Art History
Davis, Shardé Marie Univ of Connecticut Communication
Ewoodzie, Joseph Crampah Princeton Univ Sociology
Flipper, Joseph Simeon Univ of Notre Dame Religious Studies
Fong, Lam-Kiu Univ of California, San Francisco Physical Chemistry
Gonzalez, Aston New York Univ History
Hernandez-Gomez, Obed Univ of California, Berkeley Environmental Sciences, Biology-based
Hinton, Antentor Othrell Univ of Iowa Col of Medicine Biomedical Science
Kim, Eunsong Univ of California, Los Angeles Cultural Studies
Lopez, Belem G Univ of Pennsylvania Interdisciplinary Linguistics
McCary, Matthew A. Yale Univ Ecology
Means, Taneisha Nicole Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Political Science
Padilla, Nancy Salk Institute for Biological Studies Neurosciences
Perez Jimenez, Cristina C New York Univ Ethnic Studies
Raman, Ritu Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ray, Victor Ohio State Univ Sociological Theory
Rodriguez, Mauro California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering
Schulze-Oechtering, Michael Albert Univ of Washington American History
Stewart, Jaimie Marie California Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Warren, Chezare A New York Univ Education Research
Yoest, Katie E Michigan State Univ Neurosciences
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