QuotesBeing a fellow was an eye-opening experience because I had the ability to learn about different research topics from a variety of fields that were new to me. The diversity of presentations encouraged me to do two impactful things: draw parallels to the research I am currently doing and hear how presenters and audience members made sense of challenging topics, which helped my own understanding of the issue. 

Ashley Causey-Golden, Columbia University, 2017 FellowQuotes


2019 APPAM Equity and Inclusion Fellowship



The 2019 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of up to 40 students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference, November 7 - 9, in Denver, Colorado. While at the conference, fellows will have the opportunity to formally network with each other and with members of the Policy Council and Diversity Committee at a networking reception and the Fellowship Luncheon, recognizing them and their accomplishments.

The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 9 from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. The program will start with a welcome from APPAM President, Matthew Stagner, Mathematica Policy Research, followed by the presentation of awards by APPAM Diversity Committee Chair, John Martinez, MDRC. Following the presentation of awards, a keynote speaker will deliver an address to attendees. The event is by invite only.

The fellows will have many opportunities to informally network with other students and engage in mentoring activities with professionals during the conference, including a meetup the evening of Thursday, November 7th. 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. Special thanks to the Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Selection Committee for reviewing all the applications.

We look forward to celebrating you in Denver, Colorado at #2019APPAM!

 Meet the 2019 Fellows:

  • Sana Abdelkarim, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Hala Altamimi, Georgia State University
  • Abdoulaye Ba, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Yuhao Ba, North Carolina State University
  • Felipe Blanco Sanchez, University of Nebraska,  Omaha
  • Andrea Briceno Mosquera, Virginia Tech University
  • Brianda De Leon, The University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Tina Fletcher, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dongfang Gaozhao, Florida State University
  • Denisha Hobbs, University of Baltimore
  • April Hurley, Pratt Institute
  • Francis Hwang, Brandeis University
  • Alberto Jacinto, American University
  • Bishar Jenkins Jr. , Brandeis University
  • Thomas Klemm, University of Michigan
  • Roxanne Lee, Northeastern University
  • Xia Li, The New School
  • Zhengyan Li, Indiana University
  • Jeevan Raj Lohani, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Chante Mayers-Barbot, George Washington University
  • Nicardo McInnis, Georgia State University
  • Yoselinda Mendoza, Cornell University
  • Emmi Obara, University of Washington
  • Rachel Perera, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Lam Pham, Vanderbilt University
  • Maya Portillo, New York University
  • Anna Marie Ramos, University of California, Davis
  • Mariam Rashid, Rutgers University
  • Travis Reginal, George Washington University
  • Theo Retos, University of San Francisco
  • Quentin Riser, Iowa State University
  • Natalee Rivera, New York University
  • Savannah Romero, New York University
  • Abdul Samad, Florida International University
  • Adrienne Scott, Cornell University
  • Muloongo Simuzingili, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Youngwan Song, Georgia State University
  • Victoria Sosina, Stanford University
  • Tian Wang, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Imani Wilson, University of Chicago


For more information about the 2019 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship, please contact Leslie Ofori at lofori@appam.org.

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