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EEGAP program alumni have gone on to graduate study and research internships to prepare them for the next phase of their career.

2016 cohort

  • Chidera Alim (mentors: Peter Wainwright and Jennifer Hodge) will graduate from Howard University in May 2017 and will begin the UC Davis PhD program in Molecular, Cell, and Integrative Physiology in the fall.
  • Frederick Nelson (mentors: Nann Fangue and Anne Todgham, with Brittany Bjelde) will graduate from Howard University in May 2017 and will begin the UC Davis PhD program in Ecology in the fall. Fred also received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
  • Kabian Ritter (mentor: Louie Yang) will graduate from Howard University in May 2017 and will begin the UC Davis PhD program in Energy in the fall.
  • Abiel Spencer (mentors: Rick Grosberg, with Frances Armstrong and Serena Caplins) returned to Howard University for her junior year.
  • Morinne Osborne (mentor: Sharon Strauss, with funding from the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity program) returned to Howard University for her junior year.
  • Jessica Broaden (mentor: Mark Schwartz, with funding from the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity program) returned to Howard University for her junior year.
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Top: The Wainwright labbies on a trip to the Cal Academy; bottom: Abiel and Kabian at UCSF.

2015 cohort

  • Erin Manaigo (mentors: Ben Houlton, Joy Cockingham) will begin the UC Davis doctoral program in Soils and Biogeochemistry in Fall 2016.
  • Frederick Nelson (mentors: Nann Fangue and Anne Todgham, with Brittany Bjelde) will graduate from Howard University in May 2017 and is applying for graduate study.
  • Morgen Owens (mentors: Santiago Rodriguez, with Nick Saleh) returned to Howard University for her junior year.
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2014 cohort

  • Nia Johnson (mentors: Sharon Strauss and Ivalu Cachó) graduated, entered the Teach for America program, and will attend graduate school at the University of Michigan in Fall 2017.
  • Chandler Puritty (mentors: Sharon Strauss and Ivalu Cachó) has entered the doctoral program in Ecology at UC San Diego. Chandler also received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
  • DeAna Smalls (mentors: Johanna Schmitt and Daniel Runcie) graduated from Howard University.
2014-03-12-13-33-33Members of the 2014 cohort with Howard University Professor Mary McKenna on the spring field trip

2013 cohort

  • Mayowa Adegboyega (mentors: Peter Wainwright, Thomas Claverie, and Sarah Longo) is a student in the Anthropology PhD program at UC Davis
  • Shaleeka Cornelius (mentors: Tim Caro and Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder) is a student at Meharry Medical College.
  • Liseli James (mentors: Tim Caro and Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder) is a medical student at Howard University
  • Angel Rogers (mentors: Rick Grosberg and Scott Burgess) studied at Oxford University with funding from the Luard Morse Scholarship, graduated from Howard, and entered Cornell Weill School of Medicine.
  • Ambria McDonald (mentors: Gail Patricelli, Alan Krakauer, and Alejandro Rios Chelen) works as an intern for the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Khalil Thomas (mentors: Janine LaSalle and Rochelle Coulson) entered a Ph.D. program in Neuropsychology at Georgia State University and received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
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2012 cohort

  • Alexandria Igwe (mentors: Sharon Strauss with Ania Truszczynski) completed a master’s program in Texas A&M University and entered the PhD program in microbiology at UC Davis.
  • DeAshia Lee (mentor: Brian Johnson) entered a PhD program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Brittany Stallworth (mentors: Sharon Strauss with Michelle Afkhami) received a 2012 Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership from the Earth Island Institute. You can learn about Brittany and her work here. She now serves as a Challenge Detroit Fellow.

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GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

"When I received the announcement, I almost couldn't even believe it. It's been an interesting week with the UCD PhD acceptance and midterms, but I am truly excited about finally being able to do what I love full-time."