WHERE ARE THEY NOW!

LSAMP-BD COHORT X – WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

April, 2016

LSAMP-BD Cohort X Fellows were funded by NSF from September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2014 at the rate of $30,000 per year +$10,500 per year for tuition, fees, workshops, travel and supplies. This amounts to a total of $81,000 each for two years for their fulltime commitment. All but one, who is currently in a PhD program, graduated from Cal State LA with an MS degree in STEM. So what are they doing now?


Monica 

Ms. Monica Chinea Diliz is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 


Jessica

Ms. Jessica E. Cisneros is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee.

 

 


Jeanette

 

Ms. Jeanette Cobian is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Riverside.

 


Karen

 

Ms. Karen Garcia is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Astronomy at Georgia State University.

 

 


Christopher

 

Mr. Christopher Goldsmith completed his MS degree in Computer Science from Cal State LA on 09/05/2015. He is currently teaching mathematics at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, CA. He is thinking about applying to a PhD program in mathematics or computer science in the next year or so.
 


Hakob

 

Mr. Hakob Karaoglanian is currently nearing the end of his second year of his PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University.

 


Hawra

 

Ms. Hawra Karim is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California Riverside.

 


Eduardo

 

Mr. Eduardo Reynoso is currently nearing the end of his second year of his PhD program in Applied Mathematics at the University of California Merced.

 


Jennifer

 

Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Botany at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden at the Claremont Graduate University.

 


Pamela

 

Ms. Pamela Russell is currently nearing the end of her first year of her PhD program in Human Genetics at Baylor University.

 

 


Kenisha

 

Ms. Kenisha Shipley is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Geochemical Sciences at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

 


Yola

 

Ms. Yola Wong is currently nearing the end of her second year of her PhD program in Environmental Engineering at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.

 


The funding for this program was provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant # HRD-1246662.