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.
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.