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APPAM Awards 25 Student Fellowships to Fall Research Conference

September 9, 2016 08:43 AM

Students will be hosted and honored during the annual event

WASHINGTON, DC (September 9, 2016) — The Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) is pleased to announce that it has recently granted 25 students with the Equity and Inclusion Fellowship. The grant allows recipients to attend the association’s annual Fall Research Conference. While at the conference, the fellowship recipients will have the opportunity to formally network with each other and with members of the Policy Council and Diversity Committee at a Fellowship Breakfast, recognizing them, their accomplishments and bright futures. They will also have many opportunities to informally network with other students and professionals during the conference. The APPAM Diversity Committee received nearly 100 applications submitted by Master's and Ph.D. students from schools around the world.

The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship was created in April 2016 by the APPAM Policy Council and Diversity Committee in an effort to encourage participation by underrepresented students in APPAM and its activities. The goal of this fellowship program is to introduce recipients to the world of public policy and APPAM, and foster a lifelong affiliation and engagement with both.

“I am thrilled that APPAM provided both financial and staff resources to create and support the fellowship,” said John Martinez, Director of Program Development at MDRC and Chair of the APPAM Policy Council’s Diversity Committee. “This demonstrates the association’s strong commitment to equity and inclusion not only within APPAM but also in the field of public policy analysis and management more broadly. The caliber of fellowship recipients is exceptional, and I am confident that they will benefit personally as participants in the APPAM Fall Research Conference and that their participation will make this year’s conference that much stronger.”

Winners of the 2016 Fellowship Award:

Sebawit Bishu, Florida International University

Ofronama Biu, The New School

Sade Bonilla, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Roger J. Chin, Claremont Graduate University 

Caroline Dolce, SUNY Downstate School of Public Health

Marley Frazier, University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Matthew Gaskin, Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Renada Goldberg, University of Minnesota

Lanikque Howard, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Ying Huang, University at Albany, State University of New York

Zoranna Jones, University of Texas at Arlington

Straso Jovanoski, Rutgers University, Camden

Amieris Lavender, Michigan State University

Zhanyl Moldalieva, United Nations University/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Sophie Morse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

David Okereke, Rutgers University, Camden

Ashley Price, University of Missouri 

Thalya Yanell Reyes, Rutgers University, Bloustein School

Tori Lynne Rockwell, University of Washington

Roman Ruiz, University of Pennsylvania

Nara Sainthil, Baruch College

Anthony Villarreal, San Diego State University

Lorin Washington, University of Texas at Arlington

Vaughn Williams, University of Michigan

Annia Yoshizumi, University of California Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs

Congratulations to the Fellowship recipients and thanks to this year’s applicants. Information about the 2017 Fellowship opportunity will be made available after January 2017 at www.appam.org

For further information about student opportunities during the 2016 Fall Research Conference, please visit http://bit.ly/2016APPAM

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Since its formation in 1979, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) has been dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. APPAM membership is comprised of academic institutions, practitioners, and students devoted to public policy education, development, and collaboration.

 

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