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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List

2021

The following 140 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2021 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 - 76 individuals
Adams, Adrienne Thomas Univ of Southern California American Studies
Adams, Melinda M. Univ of California, Davis Ethnic Studies
Aguilar Silvan, Yesenia Univ of California, Los Angeles Psychology
Alvarado-Patlán, Teresa Juliana Northwestern Univ American History
Anakwenze, Obianujunwa C Fordham Univ Clinical Psychology
Arango, Blanca Gabriela Univ of California, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Biology
Azadian, Matine Stanford Univ School of Medicine Neurosciences
Banuelos, Maricela Univ of California, Irvine Sociology and Education
Betts, Devon Univ of Maryland American Studies
Blevins, Kennedy Marie Univ of California, Irvine Psychology
Brady, Travis Renoir Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Brandon, Taymee Ann Marie Purdue Univ Environmental Engineering
Brooks, Jasmin Roelle Univ of Houston Psychology
Cacapit, Ahmyia J Univ of California, San Diego Marine Biology
Camarillo, Henry Yale Univ Evolutionary Biology
Carrillo-Terrazas, Marvic Univ of California, San Diego Immunology
Chavez, Joana Univ of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies
Crooke, Catherine Louise Univ of California, Los Angeles Sociology
Daniels II, Paul Anthony Fordham Univ Theology
De La Fuente Duran, Ana Isabel Stanford Univ Materials Science
Dwyer, Isis Sorayah Lynn Univ of Florida Biological Anthropology
Edwards, Mélise Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Neurosciences
Esparza, Diana City of Hope National Medical Center Biology
Evans, Dwayne Marcell Harvard Medical School Biological Sciences
Faulkner, Amanda Columbia Univ History
Girma, Eden Helen Princeton Univ Astrophysics
Gonzalez-Soto, Ivan Univ of California, Merced Ethnic Studies
Grayer, Hezekiah Villarin Princeton Univ Applied Mathematics
Ibraheem, Shafeeq Univ of California, Berkeley Neurosciences
Ikwut-Ukwa, Mma Grace California Institute of Technology Planetary Sciences
Jimmie, Jordan Andrew Oregon State Univ Engineering
Jobalia, Sarah Nicole Stanford Univ Computer Science
Jones, Grant Milton Harvard Univ Psychology
Kitt, Dianna Breanna Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Environmental Engineering
Knight, Deja Johns Hopkins Univ Bloomburg School of Public Heallth Social Science
Kuhn, Nicole Simone Univ of Washington Information Science
Laurore, Chrislyn Laurie Univ of Pennsylvania Anthropology
Loblack, Angelica Celeste Univ of Maryland Sociology
Louis, Dustin Everett Univ of Hawaii at Manoa Interdisciplinary Political Science
Lugo, Juan Carlos Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Luqueno, Leslie Patricia Stanford Univ Education Research
McKenzie, James Andrew Univ of Arizona Interdisciplinary Education
Mendizabal, Adriana Gloria Univ of California, Berkeley Cell Biology
Mohammed, Farrah Shalima Yale Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Moore, Caylin Louis Stanford Univ Sociology
Obuseh, Favour Omafuvwe Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineering
Okafor, Gold Nneka Univ of California, Berkeley Social Psychology
Onyeador, Chelsea Nneka Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Opoku-Agyeman, Anna Gifty Harvard Univ Public Policy
Orosco, Olivia Marie Univ of Washington Geography
Ortiz Ceballos, Kevin Noel Harvard Univ Astronomy
Painter, Jocelyn North Carolina State Univ Natural Resources
Pierre-Louis, Josly Virginia Commonwealth Univ School of Medicine Biomedical Science
Pipkin, Monique Avery Cornell Univ Ecology
Pollock, Ebonie Simone Harvard Univ Art History
Portillo, Yared C Univ of California, Berkeley Education Research
Prado, Erika Univ of Chicago Anthropology
Pryor, Yemko Emory Univ Biological Anthropology
Quiles, Taina Belinda Univ of Virginia Psychology
Ramirez, Veronica Univ of California, Irvine Psychology
Rivera-Cruz, Kevin Enrique Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chemistry
Roane, Alexus Wakia Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
Rogers, Kantwon Lamount Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science
Sampedro, Liliana Univ of California, San Diego Ethnic Studies
Sandoval, Norma Patricia Univ of California, Los Angeles Physiology
Santana, Frederick Rodriguez Univ of California, San Francisco Cell Biology
Smythers, Amanda Louise Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Analytical Chemistry
Terrell, Clinton Jaye Univ of California, Santa Barbara English Literature
Thomas, Christina Marie Univ of California, Davis Musicology
Torres, Rosario Univ of California, Berkeley Environmental Sciences, Earth Science-based
Uquillas, Federico d'Oleire Princeton Univ Neurosciences
Varela, Kaitlyn Univ of Texas-San Antonio Chemistry
Walker, Zoe Christina Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Political Science
Whitten, Conner Jacob Univ of Tennessee-Knoxville Physiological Psychology
Williams, Rondeline Michelle Stanford Univ Developmental Psychology
Young, Phoebe Elizabeth Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities American Indian Studies
Dissertation Competition - 38 individuals
Adwetewa-Badu, Ama Bemma Cornell Univ English Literature
Beltran, Areidy Aracely Univ of California, Berkeley Environmental Sciences, Earth Science-based
Bickers, John Patrick Ohio State Univ American History
Billingsley, Janelle Torri Univ of Virginia Psychology
Burnett, Marketa Antoinette Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Developmental Psychology
Claveria, Alesha J Univ of California, Santa Barbara Performance Study
Coleman, Desmond Deron Drew Univ Philosophy
Diaz Cuadros, Margarete Harvard Medical School Developmental Biology
Dumas, Travis Ervin Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Gonzalez Morales, Shaimar Roselyn Univ of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Biomedical Science
Goussen Robleto, Lesdi Carolina Univ of California, Berkeley Art History
Greene, Danielle Marie Stanford Univ Education Research
Harmon, Mariah Teresa Vanderbilt Univ Peabody Col Teacher Education Research
Harris, Matthew Michael Univ of California, Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Howie, LaShaya Shari Univ of Chicago Cultural Anthropology
Kaufman, Sierra Vivian Brown Univ Geochemistry
Lee, Marcus Alexander Univ of Chicago Interdisciplinary History & Political Science
Long, Arianna S Univ of California, Irvine Astrophysics
Lucero, Danielle Dominique Arizona State Univ Interdisciplinary Anthropology
Madrigal, Guadalupe Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Social Science
Martinez, Carlos Univ of California, San Francisco Medical Anthropology
Olivas, Divana Univ of Southern California Ethnic Studies
Orozco, Roberto Carlos Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey Education Research
Ozier, Amadi Iruka Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey English Literature
Perez-Figueroa, Omar Univ of California, Irvine Urban and Regional Planning
Prado, Alejandro Ollin Univ of California, Santa Barbara Chicano Studies
Rodriguez-Rivera, Gabriel Josue Univ of Texas-Austin Biomedical Science
Rogers, Kirk Douglas Univ of California, San Diego Education Research
Rush, Tye Univ of California, Los Angeles Political Science
Salas Pujols, Jomaira Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey Sociology
Santizo, Natalie Univ of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies
Serrano, Uriel Univ of California, Santa Cruz Ethnic Studies
Solano, Romelia M. Univ of Notre Dame Political Science
Trigos, Mercedes New York Univ Ethnic Studies
Villalta, Sara Ivethe Univ of California, Irvine Sociology
Williams, Rachel Elizabeth Univ of California, Berkeley Educational Policy Research
Williams, Teona Yale Univ Black/African American Studies
Wright, AK Nickeisha Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Gender Studies
Postdoctoral Competition - 26 individuals
Blu Wakpa, Tria Univ of California, Riverside Performance Study
Brown, Eve Lorane Univ of California, Los Angeles Gender Studies
Collins, Jonathan Edward Harvard Univ Political Science
Cruz-de Hoyos, Roxanne Marie Univ of California, Berkeley Ecology
Douglas-Green, Simone Andrea Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering
Eshun-Wilson, Lisa Scripps Research Biophysics
Gomez, Jonathan Daniel Univ of California, Santa Cruz Social Science
Gonzales, Teresa Irene Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Sociology
Jackman, Corine Mabel Carnegie Mellon Univ Biological Sciences
Marquez, Bayley Jo Univ of Connecticut Ethnic Studies
Mazo-Vargas, Anyi George Washington Univ Biology
Molina, Mallory Elyse Montana State Univ Astrophysics
Ogunnaike, Ayodeji Amherst Col Black/African American Studies
Peltier, Jesse Lawrence Univ of California, Berkeley Materials Science
Ramos, Nic John Fajardo Univ of Pennsylvania Ethnic Studies
Roach, Shoniqua Brown Univ Black/African American Studies
Rucks-Ahidiana, Zawadi Univ of California, Merced Sociology
Ruiz , Jesús Guillermo Vanderbilt Univ Caribbean History
Sampson, Carrie Univ of California, Berkeley Educational Policy Research
Sanchez, Daina Michelle Univ of Texas-Austin Cultural Anthropology
Sepulveda, Charles A. Univ of California, Los Angeles American Indian Studies
Valencia, Alfredo Mugica Stanford Univ School of Medicine Neurosciences
Valerio, Miguel A Univ of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Latin American Literature
Vargas, Sylvanna M Univ of California, Los Angeles Psychology
Venable, Cameron Phillip Univ of Denver Behavior - Animal
Willis, Henry Artez Columbia Univ Psychology
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