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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List

2020

The following 131 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2020 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. For more information about the awardees, click here to visit the online Directory of Ford Foundation Fellows.

  Applicant Name Institution Name Field of Study
Predoctoral Competition - 71 individuals
Agosto Ramos, Amanda Univ of California, Davis Agriculture
Bowen, Shaniel Univ of Pittsburgh Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Butler, Devin Univ of Maryland Cognitive Neuroscience
Cabral, Brian Stanford Univ Education Research
Cardenas, Emilia Francina Vanderbilt Univ Psychology
Castaneda, Macy Cornell Univ Mechanical Engineering
Corona Rodriguez, Rodolfo University of California, Berkeley
Correa-Reyes, Jonathan F. Pennsylvania State Univ Comparative Literature
Darby, Andrea Mae Cornell Univ Entomology
DeCaro, Joanne Beth University of California, Irvine
Dominguez, Ashley Denise Arizona State Univ Education Research
Donoway, Elizabeth Paige University of California, Berkeley
Dry, David Durwood Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill American History
Dundes, Carolyn Stanford Univ School of Medicine Developmental Biology
Edd, Sierra L Univ of California, Berkeley Ethnic Studies
Epps-Darling, Avriel Carinne Harvard Univ Developmental Psychology
Flores, Aaron Berlin Univ of Utah Geography
Gutierrez, Oscar Antonio Univ of California, San Diego Ethnic Studies
Hall, Enjoli Dominique Massachusetts Institute of Technology Urban and Regional Planning
Hamchand, Randy Yale University
Harmon, Nia Jamaria Yale Univ Chemistry
Harris, Camille Alexandria University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Harvey, Brianna Marche' Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Hayden, Daniel Ransom Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Agriculture
Heinz, Danielle Kalani University of California, Los Angeles
Henderson, Ayana LaShae Harvard Medical School
Henderson, Kyshia Univ of Virginia Social Psychology
Hernandez, Evelyn Univ of California, San Francisco Cell Biology
Hernandez Limon, Maria De San Juan Univ of Chicago Biological Oceanography
Hicks, Brittany Brown University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Hoyt, Kathryn Olivia Northeastern Univ Chemical Engineering
Jacobs, Lara Alanna Oregon State Univ Ecology
Joseph, Angelika Ellen Princeton Univ History
Kapiamba, Alex Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Theoretical Mathematics
Kushi, Haylee Makana Brown Univ Ethnic Studies
Lara, Orlando University of California, Irvine
Lopez, Kathryn Gabrielle Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ Environmental Engineering
Lopez, Kristina Elizabeth Massachusetts Institute of Technology Organismic Biology
Loudd, Kenya Jihan Yale Univ African-American History
Maldonado-Contreras, Jairo Yobani Georgia Institute of Technology Robotics
McBride, Margarett Sha'Lisa University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Monjaras-Gaytan, Lidia Y DePaul Univ Community Psychology
Mora, Andrea Shannon Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology
Morales Hernandez, Martha Arhemi Univ of California, Irvine Social Science
Moreira, Britney City University of New York Graduate Center
Neal, Aaron James Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Clinical Psychology
Nkansah-Amankra, Akua University of Southern California
Penn, Emily Elizabeth Stanford Univ Energy
Plummer, Jaleel Mashaul Univ of California, Berkeley Cultural Anthropology
Polk, Olivia Rachel Yale Univ American Studies
Ramnauth, Rebecca Yale University
Ramos, Lucas René Columbia Univ History
Rangel, Racine Eileen Univ of California, Irvine Marine Sciences
Roy, Keidrick Jamel Harvard Univ American Studies
Sanchez, Catherine Elaine Stanford Univ Sociology
Shomar, Joseph Wasim Yale Univ Biophysics
Siddiqui, Khirad Zahra Univ of California, Irvine Criminal Justice
Sigona, Alexii Gabriel Lopez Univ of California, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Social Geography
Simental, Eric Alexander Univ of California, San Francisco Cell Biology
Sissoko, Diagou Regina City University of New York Graduate Center
Solis, Alma Duke University
Stiepel, Rebeca Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Biomedical Science
Stovall, Jessica Lee Stanford Univ Education Research
Trujillo, Gabriel Richard Univ of California, Berkeley Evolutionary Biology
Valenzuela, Alex Humberto University of California, Riverside
Vasquez, Carlos Anthony University of California, San Diego
Vázquez, Cassandra Pauline University of Kentucky
Waite, Heidi Rebeca Univ of California, Irvine Ecology
Waller-Bey, Aya Marie Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
West, Aaron Michael Massachusetts Institute of Technology Robotics
Wiggleton-Little, Jada Simone Univ of California, San Diego Philosophy
Dissertation Competition - 36 individuals
Alvarado, Jasmine Nathaly Boston Col Education Research
Batts, Jamal A. Univ of California, Berkeley Black/African American Studies
Cape, Kali Nyima Univ of Virginia Buddhist Studies
Carter, Chelsey Roxanne Washington Univ in St. Louis Cultural Anthropology
Davies, Elizabeth Jordan Univ of Chicago Political Science
Franco, Robert Duke Univ Latin American History
Gonzalez, Cassandra Mary Frances Univ of Colorado Boulder Criminal Justice
HsuBorger, Esther Leu-Ann Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology
Lans, Aja Marie Syracuse Univ Archaeology
Limeberry, Veronica American Univ International Relations
Lumsden, Stephanie Anne Univ of California, Los Angeles Gender Studies
Maher, Rebecca Lucia Oregon State Univ Microbiology
Malone Gonzalez, Shannon Univ of Texas-Austin Sociology
Martino, Ariel Fraser Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey English Literature
Oaxaca, Ana Luisa Univ of California, Los Angeles Political Science
Ortega, Victoria Cornell Univ Microbiology
Padilla-Rodríguez, Ivón Columbia Univ American History
Palmer, Gordon John Martin Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology
Plasencia, Melanie Zoraida Univ of California, Berkeley Ethnic Studies
Powell, Diana Kathryn Univ of California, Santa Cruz Astrophysics
Rajabzadeh, Shokoofeh Univ of California, Berkeley English Literature
Rodelo, Christofer Anthony Harvard Univ Performance Study
Salazar, Esmeralda Sanchez Rice Univ Sociology
Sanchez, Daniel Alexander Univ of Texas-Austin Materials Science
Santiago Ortiz, Aurora Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Social Justice
Santillana, Jose Manuel Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Ethnic Studies
Satcher, Lacee Anne Vanderbilt Univ Sociology
Scarlett, Rachel Denise Purdue Univ Ecology
Slaughter, Christine Marie Univ of California, Los Angeles Political Science
Stewart, Ashley Marie Univ of Southern California Educational Psychology
Velasco, Kristopher Noah Univ of Texas-Austin Sociology
Wasow, Althea Amrik Univ of California, Berkeley Film Study
Waters, Brandi M Yale Univ Latin American History
Whiteduck, Mallory Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Native American Literature
Wilson, Naomi Mae Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Education Research
Yazzie, Kimberly C Univ of Washington Ecology
Postdoctoral Competition - 24 individuals
Brito-Millán, Marlene Northwestern Univ Interdisciplinary Natural Science
Brown, Charles Daryl Univ of California, Berkeley Atomic & Molecular Physics
Burch, Melissa Lynn Univ of California, Riverside Anthropology
Caretta, Lucas Marcelo Univ of California, Berkeley Materials Science
Coleman, Richard Ronald Univ of Central Florida Marine Biology
Davis, Elizabeth Cooper Harvard Univ Black/African American Studies
Eccleston, Sasha-Mae Yale Univ Classics
Erving, Christy LaShaun Emory Univ Epidemiology
García-Louis, Claudia Univ of Texas-San Antonio Education Research
Greene, Stacey Ann Univ of Southern California Political Science
Hernandez, Sarah Raquel Univ of New Mexico American Literature
Hoggard, Lori Shanay City Univ of New York John Jay Col of Criminal Justice Psychology
Hwang, Maria Cecilia Columbia Univ Gender Studies
Lanier, Olivia Lauren Colorado School of Mines Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Lara-Millan, Armando Univ of California, Berkeley Sociology
Leiva, Priscilla Huntington Library Ethnic Studies
Lynch, Jonathan Braswell Univ of California, Los Angeles Microbiology
Mendez, Alina Ramirez School for Advanced Research Chicano History
Ortiz Jr, Alberto Univ of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Caribbean History
Ramos, Ivan Alejandro Brown Univ Performance Study
Rincon-Cortes, Millie Univ of Pittsburgh Neurosciences
Shange, Savannah Univ of California, Berkeley Black/African American Studies
Smith, Prestina Marie Emory Univ School of Medicine Biology
Vaughn, Kehaulani Natsuko Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities American Indian Studies
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