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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List - 2018

The following 124 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2018 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 - 65 individuals
Aceves, Elaina Kristine Univ of Iowa Mathematics
Allen, Terry Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Alston, Brandon Thomas Northwestern Univ Sociology
Alvarez, Gabriella Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Psychology
Arellano-Garcia, Caroline Stanford Univ Biomedical Science
Avila, Raudel Oswaldo Northwestern University
Beebe, Chanel Marie Purdue Univ Engineering
Brito, Salvador Ignacio Harvard Medical School Neurosciences
Brown, Amaris Diana Cornell Univ African-American Literature
Caballero, Camila Yale Univ Clinical Psychology
Cardenas, Anjelica Mia Univ of California, Irvine Pharmacology
Castaneda Perez, Estefania University of California, Los Angeles
Clark, Stephanie Elizabeth Northeastern Univ Sociology
Cortez, Jonathan Brown Univ American Studies
Cross, Denzell Univ of Georgia Ecology
De Anda Barbosa, Jaime University of California, Los Angeles
Delgado, Vanessa University of California, Irvine
Dolim, Noah Patterson Hanohano University of California, Irvine
Fish, Carina Raquel Univ of California, Davis Geochemistry
Flowers, Nia University of California, Santa Barbara
Gonzalez Morales, Shaimar Roselyn Univ of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Biological Sciences
Gonzalez Suarez, Aneysis De Las Mercedes Yale University
Hinojosa, Cecilia Angelica Tufts Univ Experimental or Comparative Psychology
Ike, Moses Junior Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science
Jaramillo, Atticus Antonio Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Urban and Regional Planning
Jimenez, Raquel Lynne Harvard Univ Education Research
Joe, Natalie Shay Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine Biomedical Science
Jones-Bey, Noor Maria New York Univ Interdisciplinary Education
Jordan, Candace Yasmeen Princeton Univ Religious Studies
Joyner, Keanan Joel Florida State Univ Clinical Psychology
Kapuni-Reynolds, Halena Kailiehu Univ of Hawaii at Manoa American Studies
Leach, Terence Sebastian Univ of California, Santa Barbara Marine Biology
Leembruggen, Madelyn Jane Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lopez, Julisa Jessica Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Psychology
Luis, Kelly Mariko Anoiokapuuwai Univ of Massachusetts Boston Marine Sciences
Mandler, Michael Dan Harvard Univ Chemistry
Miller, Katrina Renee University of Chicago
Muhammad, Safiyah Ruth Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Inorganic Chemistry
Olson, Danielle Marie Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phuong, Andrew Estrada University of California, Berkeley
Posada, Gilda Yvonne Cornell Univ Art History
Ramirez, Blanca Araceli University of Southern California
Ramirez, Franchesca Harvard Univ Clinical Psychology
Ramones, Ikaika New York Univ Cultural Anthropology
Rapport, Kaelin Marcel Northwestern University
Reed, Serrae Nicole Yale Univ Materials Science
Rivera-Lugo, Rafael Jose Univ of California, Berkeley Molecular Biology
Robles, Vicente Univ of California, Riverside Mechanical Engineering
Rodriguez, Violeta de Jesus Univ of Georgia Psychology
Rodriguez-Rivera, Gabriel Josue Univ of Texas-Austin Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Rosales, Gerson Ademir Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor History
Rosa-Mercado, Nicolle Alexandra Yale Univ Biochemistry
San Juan, Priscilla Stanford Univ Ecology
Sanchez, Andre Yale University
Sankofa, jub Yale Univ African-American History
Senyonga, Mary Univ of California, Los Angeles Interdisciplinary Education
Smith, Leno Bernard Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Evolutionary Biology
Sorenson, Blaire Aria Johns Hopkins Univ Materials Science
Soulette, Cameron Michael Univ of California, Santa Cruz Molecular Biology
Tekola, Sarra Zebra Arizona State Univ Interdisciplinary Psychology
Torres, Alexander Gilbert Yale University
Trujillo, Amber Eliza New York Univ Biological Anthropology
Tynes, Brendane Arrica Columbia University
Vera, Daisy Vazquez University of California, Los Angeles
Willis, Henry Artez Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Clinical Psychology
Dissertation Competition - 36 individuals
Allen, Angelica Univ of Texas-Austin Ethnic Studies
Argueta, Donovan Alexander Univ of California, Riverside Biomedical Science
Battle, Brittany Pearl Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey Sociology
Beatty-Martínez, Anne L Pennsylvania State Univ Psychology
Bey, Marquis Cornell Univ English Literature
Brown, Charles Daryl Yale Univ Atomic & Molecular Physics
Brown, Joey Devon Univ of Maryland Sociology
Cain, Tiffany Cherelle Univ of Pennsylvania Archaeology
Garcia Hernandez, Yessica Univ of California, San Diego Ethnic Studies
Gaxiola Serrano, Tanya J Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Goodson, Marva Vernelle Michigan State Univ Social Science
Halsey, Samniqueka Joi-Weaver Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Computational Biology
Hauff, Tasha Univ of California, Berkeley Ethnic Studies
Kagawa-Viviani, Aurora Kealohilani Univ of Hawaii at Manoa Geography
Leath, Seanna Cade Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Educational Psychology
Lozar, Patrick Stephen Univ of Washington Native American History
Macias, Roberto Univ of California, Santa Barbara Chicano Literature
Marquez, Bayley Jo Univ of California, Berkeley Education Research
Martinez, Pablo Univ of California, Riverside Cell Biology
Mata-Greve, Felicia Petra Marquette Univ Clinical Psychology
Miller, Candace Nicole Univ of Virginia Sociology
Montero, Fernando Columbia Univ Cultural Anthropology
Ortiz, Nancy Univ of California, Berkeley Epidemiology
Parks, Keyana Renae Univ of Pennsylvania African-American Literature
Parra, Luis Armando Univ of California, Davis Other Specialty Field
Sales, Joy Nicolas Northwestern Univ American History
Sandoval, Ashlie Andrea Northwestern Univ Performance Study
Sanford III, Ezelle Princeton Univ History of Science
Savala, Joshua Cornell Univ Latin American History
Smith, Jennifer Rose Univ of California, Berkeley Native American Literature
Smith, Tiffanie Ra'Chawn Univ of Florida Computer Science
Street, Kera Harvard Univ Religious Studies
Thai, Mai Indiana Univ Bloomington Sociology
Thomas, Kimber Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill American Studies
Torres Torres, Norma I Univ of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Civil Engineering
Watt, Sierra Kiernan Univ of Kansas Political Science
Postdoctoral Competition - 23 individuals
Agloro, Alexandrina Renee Arizona State Univ Media Study
Ali, Guleed Univ of Maine-Orono Geology
Annamma, Subini Ancy Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Brown, Isola Univ of Virginia School of Medicine Physiology
Gomez, Jennifer M Wayne State Univ Psychology
Groll, Andrew Nicholas Stanford Univ School of Medicine Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Johnson, Jasmine Elizabeth Columbia Univ Barnard Col Black/African American Studies
Lynch, Kennda Georgia Institute of Technology Interdisciplinary Earth Sciences
Menchaca, Celeste Ruiz Southern Methodist Univ History
Morales-Franceschini, Eric Duke Univ Cultural Studies
Morris, Courtney Desiree McNeese State Univ African-American History
Pirtle, Whitney Nicole Univ of California, Berkeley Sociology
Punihaole, David Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Physical Chemistry
Ramos, Christina Pennsylvania State Univ Latin American History
Ruiz-Vega, Rolando Univ of California, Irvine Biology
Saleem, Farzana Univ of California, Los Angeles Psychology
Sanchez, Erica Lee Univ of California San Francisco Medical Center Cell Biology
Stapleton, Lissa Denielle Colorado State Univ Interdisciplinary Education
Sternad Ponce de León, Jennifer Lyn Univ of California, Los Angeles Interdisciplinary Literature
Wells-Oghoghomeh, Alexis Sybil Vanderbilt Univ Religious Studies
Winkelmann, Marie Tessa Univ of California, Irvine Ethnic Studies
Yates-Richard, Meina The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture African-American Literature
Zarate, Salvador Elias Univ of California, Irvine Ethnic Studies
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