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Ford Foundation Fellowships Scholar Award List

2023

The following 127 outstanding scholars have been awarded fellowships
in the 2023 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered at 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 on the awardees, you can use the Directory of Ford Foundation Fellows.

  Applicant Name Institution Name Field of Study
Predoctoral Competition - 87 individuals
Abdul-Fattah, Hakimah Univ of Pennsylvania Anthropology
Alvarez-Hernandez, Krystal Northwestern Univ Developmental Psychology
Baca, Selena Angelita Univ of Kansas Clinical Psychology
Banks, Antoinette R. Univ of California, Davis Education Research
Bates, Madison Elizabeth Vanderbilt University
Beltran Giron, Joanna City Univ of New York Graduate Center Psychology
Bennett, Kimberly Rose Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Butler, Tamika La Kae Univ of California, Los Angeles Urban and Regional Planning
Caldera, Luis Fernando California Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Carneiro, Sabrina Nobrega Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Chemistry
Castro, Christian Daniel Univ of California, Los Angeles Biomedical Science
Castro Martinez, Christian Javier Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
Chambers, Lauren Marietta University of California, Berkeley
Chapman, Natalie Charisse Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials Science
Chiono, Alec John Univ of Colorado Boulder Evolutionary Biology
Chou, Pallas Stanford University
Cintrón-Cruz, Juan Antonio Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cleveland, Bliss Cole Stanford University
Douglas, Robyn Denise Texas A&M Univ Clinical Psychology
Dumornay, Nathalie Michele Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Developmental Psychology
Duverglas, Laurent Univ of South Carolina Biology
Elghazali, Nafisa Univ of California, San Francisco Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Evans, Bryn Ashley Stanford Univ Art History
Fairfax, Fatima Glovena Duke Univ Sociology
Ferreira, Patricia Andrelle Iowa State Univ Psychology
Flores, Daisy Marie Univ of Texas-Austin Marine Biology
Fonseca, Renee Marie Univ of Chicago Genetics
Gamez, Siria Samira Yale Univ Environmental Sciences, Biology-based
Garcia, Gustavo Univ of New Mexico Chicano Studies
Garcia, Jasmine Marie Harvard Medical School
Garduno, Bernardo Maximiliano Univ of California, Irvine Neurosciences
Garrett, Shedrick Lamar University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Gibson, Karra McCray Brown Univ Political Science
Giedd, Alyssa University of Washington
Gilbert, Gabriel Harrison University of Hawaii at Manoa
Guerrero, Fernando California Institute of Technology
Guzman, Alexis Vega University of California, Berkeley
Hadaway, Kimberly Iowa State Univ Mathematics
Harris, Madelyn Grace Boston Col Counseling Psychology
Hernandez-Ramos, Rosa Delia Univ of California, Irvine Clinical Psychology
Herrera Tenorio, Rosvid Steven Univ of California, Berkeley Demography
Hogan, Emma Madeleine Univ of California, San Diego Computer Science
Irizarry, Kayla Marie Pennsylvania State Univ Paleontology and Paleobotany
Jackson, Lynnea Simone Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Paleontology and Paleobotany
Jauregui, Juan Carlos University of California, Los Angeles
Jiang, Abigail Y Harvard University
Johnson, Payton Charles New York Univ Interdisciplinary Sociology
Lee, Jennifer Gayoung Stanford Univ Literature
León, Gabriel University of Southern California
Lewis, Ashley Nichole Univ of California, Davis History
Lopez, Angie Yale Univ Art History
Lopez Valencia , Mariela University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Lyn, Karl Owen Univ of Massachusetts Amherst Black/African American Studies
Maestri, Evan Vincent Stanford Univ School of Medicine Immunology
Magana, Karla Melissa Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Political Science
Maldonado Aguinega, Sergio Purdue Univ Counseling Psychology
Martin, Tvisha Kimball Michigan State Univ Soil Science
Martinez, Jolen Univ of Chicago Cultural Anthropology
Martinez, Stephanie V Univ of California, Irvine History
Mondragón, Sierra Rebecca University of Washington
Monreal, Patrick J Univ of Washington Marine Sciences
Myers, Rachel Kristen Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nguyen, Maria Hoai Thuong Stanford Univ Biochemistry
Nunziato, Rebecca Jolene Harvard University
Nwankwo, Ezinne Univ of California, Berkeley Computer Science
Parres-Gold, Jacob California Institute of Technology
Penaloza, Jimmy Erik Univ of California, Los Angeles Robotics
Ramirez, Edgardo Sanchez Univ of California, Los Angeles Clinical Psychology
Ramirez, Erica Marie Univ of California, Irvine Neurosciences
Renteria, Roger Andrew Univ of Utah Sociology
Ricard, Jocelyn Allaina Stanford Univ Neurosciences
Roach, Erika Lisette Univ of California, Berkeley Clinical Psychology
Samasa, Bakary Univ of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Biomedical Science
Segura, Roberto Carlos Univ of Washington Molecular Biology
Serrano, Anibal Univ of California, Irvine International Relations
Seto, Renee Jessica Princeton Univ Biology
Skov, Six Olivia Stanford Univ Mechanical Engineering
Smith, Nicole Marie Univ of California, Los Angeles Archaeology
Taylor, Nicole Kareenna Harvard Univ Solid State Physics
Thompson, Brook Morgan Univ of California, Santa Cruz Environmental Sciences, Earth Science-based
Torres, Patricia Univ of Georgia Natural Resources
Toscano, Natalia Maria Univ of New Mexico Chicano Studies
Turner, Kia Caroline Stanford Univ Education Research
Vezaldenos, Victoria Anne Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Educational Psychology
Villareal, Raymond Dionicio Univ of California, Irvine Biological Sciences
Vu, Minh Huynh Yale Univ American Studies
Zhao, Alex Richard Univ of California, San Diego Political Science
Dissertation Competition - 26 individuals
Alkadi-Barbaro, Alexia R Cornell Univ Interdisciplinary History & Political Science
Auelua-Toomey, Sakaria Laisene Stanford Univ Psychology
Bourgette, Alika Michael Univ of Washington American Indian Studies
Bueno Vásquez, Michelle Alexandra Northwestern Univ Political Science
Cartwright, Ashleigh Imani Univ of Pennsylvania Sociology
Chism, Yasmeen New York Univ Black/African American Studies
Cowdin, Mitzy Astrid Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Enriquez, Brandon Michael Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics
Esquivel, Kenzo Emiliano Univ of California, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Natural Science
Evans, Darcey Nicole Univ of California, Santa Cruz Cultural Anthropology
Gardner, Kristen Elise Univ of California, Berkeley Organic Chemistry
Gillespie, John Dennis Univ of California, Irvine Comparative Literature
Kern, Lester Jackson Univ of Chicago Other Specialty Field
Landeros, Judith Univ of Texas-Austin Cultural Studies
Massengale, Nicole Kristine Stanford Univ Interdisciplinary Education
Morales-Armstrong, Daniel Univ of Pennsylvania History
Ordonez, Magaly Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Gender Studies
Ornelas, E. Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Gender Studies
Pabón, María Eugenia Yale Univ Comparative Literature
Reid, LaMarise Chardé Col of William & Mary Archaeology
Salazar, Maritza Elizabeth Univ of Southern California Education Research
Serrano, Isabel Marie Univ of California, Berkeley Computational Biology
Timmons, Rashad Arman Univ of California, Berkeley Black/African American Studies
Trent, Tyler Kupono Kiam Hoon Univ of Arizona Astrophysics
Waller-Bey, Aya Marie Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor Sociology
White, Christian Arnez Univ of California, Berkeley Environmental Engineering
Postdoctoral Competition - 14 individuals
Buch, Amanda Marie Weill Cornell Medical Col Neurosciences
Cruz Nichols, Vanessa Purdue Univ Political Science
Gaiters, Seth Emmanuel Duke Univ Religious Studies
Jernigan, Kasey Aliene Oklahoma State Univ Anthropology
Jilani, Safia Z. Univ of Minnesota-Twin Cities Chemistry
Kelly, Bridget Teresa Cornell Univ Paleontology and Paleobotany
Miller, Channon Sierra Trinity Col African-American History
neal, julia elizabeth Northwestern Univ Art History
Ramos, Giovanni Univ of California, Irvine Clinical Psychology
Rocha Beardall, Theresa Ysabel Univ of Iowa Sociology
Salazar, Cinthya Univ of California, Los Angeles Education Research
Varela, Claudia Elena Boston Univ Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Walker, Pamela Nicole Univ of Vermont History
Zamora, Omaris Zunilda Michigan State Univ English Literature
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