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21 Graduate School Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Twenty-one students in The Graduate School have received awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for 2023. 

Since 1952, the NSF GRFP has supported outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The foundation presents 2,000 awards annually. Fellows receive a three-year stipend, coverage of tuition and fees, and access to professional development opportunities.

The Graduate School students who received GRFP awards this year, and their field of study, are: 

  • Maria Acevedo, Physics and Astronomy
  • Caroline J. Aufgebauer, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Latanya N. Coke, Developmental Biology 
  • Ella F. Gunady, Bioengineering
  • Grayson Scott Hamrick, Bioengineering
  • Robert Chase Hill, Geochemistry
  • Elena Hinz, Evolutionary Anthropology 
  • Jenny Yijian Huang, Statistics
  • Darren Louis Janz, Political Science 
  • Alexis L. Johnson, Chemistry 
  • Miranda Lumbreras, Immunobiology 
  • Luca Andrea Menozzi, Biomedical Engineering
  • Aditya Paul, Physics and Astronomy
  • Jonathan Alexander Pertile, Biological Anthropology 
  • Patrick Gilbert Mercado Reyes, Social Psychology
  • Kiarra Imani Diamond Richardson, Biomedical Engineering
  • Jessica Shah, Bioengineering 
  • James Evan Smith, Biomedical Engineering
  • Samuel Snelson, Sociology 
  • Simon Avery Vigil, Chemistry
  • Jinjiang Zhang, Psychology 

Eleven other students in The Graduate School received honorable mentions: 

  • Emily Brooke Brady, Biology
  • Clare Cook, Biomedical Engineering 
  • Kaitlyn Fouke, Neuroscience 
  • Marisa Hamilton, Genomics 
  • Zichen He, Neuroscience 
  • Pavani Jairam, Physics 
  • Erin Liu, Engineering 
  • Timothy McWhorter, Chemistry 
  • Kavya Raghunathan, Cell Biology
  • Yelizaveta Rassadkina, Biology 
  • Parsa Zareiesfandabadi, Biophysics