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All 2012 VPGE Fellows

The 2012 recipients of fellowships and awards administered by the VPGE office are listed below.

Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellows

The DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced doctoral students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate. The DARE program aims to better prepare Stanford doctoral students from diverse backgrounds for successful faculty careers, and to contribute to the richness of Stanford’s educational environment. The 2013 DARE fellowships are awarded to 22 outstanding Stanford doctoral students, bringing the total DARE fellowships awarded to 100 in the six years since the program began.

LaToya Baldwin-Clark, Sociology
Samantha Brunhaver, Mechanical Engineering
Shawn Burns, Philosophy
Henry Burton, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Karli Cerankowsk,i Modern Thought and Literature
Lucila Figueroa, Political Science
Izumi Hinkson, Chemical and Systems Biology
Tristan Ivory, Sociology
Janice Lai, Mechanical Engineering
Casey Nichols, History
Gandhy Pierre-Louis, Developmental Biology
Luis Poza, Education
Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica, Education
Lianna Samuel, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anjali Shastri, Immunology
Orlando Trejo, Mechanical Engineering
Tiffany Williams, Cancer Biology
Isaiah Wooden, Drama
Marcelo Worsley, Education
Leslie Wu, Computer Science

2012 DARE Alternates
Kassahun Betre, Physics
Tabitha Bonilla-Worsley, Political Science
Egle Cekanaviciute, Neurosciences
Ann Majewicz, Mechanical Engineering
Yula Paluy, Psychology
Anita Rogacs, Mechanical Engineering
Amr Saleh, Electrical Engineering
Maribel Santiago, Education
Pankaj Sharma, Electrical Engineering
Haerin Shin, Comparative Literature
Daniel Stringer, Education
Alexander Watts, Sociology

Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows

The SIGF Program awards three-year fellowships to current doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research and the pursuit of questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. The SIGF Program awards three-year fellowships to current doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research and the pursuit of questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.  Applications were submitted by students from thirty-six doctoral programs in six schools. This group of 18 fellows is the fifth cohort of SIGFs.

Jin Chen, Applied Physics, Lubert Stryer Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Roshni Cooper, Electrical Engineering, Morgridge Family SIGF Fellow
Stephen Fried, Chemistry, Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (Anonymous)
Xiaojing Gao, Biology,  Enlight Foundation Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Charles Kang, Energy Resources Engineering,  Illich-Sadowsky Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Renana Keydar, Comparative Literature, Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (Anonymous)
Kathryn Montgomery, Bioengineering,  William and Lynda Steere Fellow
Frances Moore, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources,  Neukermans Family Graduate Fellow
Wendy Ni, Electrical Engineering,  Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Fellow
Agustina Paglayan, Education,  Yu-Ly Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Govind Persad, Philosophy,  Richard & Dixie Grossman Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Lucas Puente, Political Science,  Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (Anonymous)
Marko Pyzyk, Classics, Robert and Lisa Bertelson Graduate Fellow
Manuel Rausch, Mechanical Engineering, Affymetrix Bio-X Fellow
Elspeth Ready, Anthropology, Satre Family Fellow
Suddhaseel Sen, Music, Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (Anonymous)
Andrew South, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Coleman F. Fung Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Jennifer Yong, Mechanical Engineering, Morgridge Family SIGF Fellow

Gerald J. Lieberman Fellows

The Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowships were established in 1993 to honor Stanford Professor and Provost Gerald Lieberman for his many years of distinguished service to the University. Designed to support the next generation of academic leaders across a broad array of disciplines, the Lieberman Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral students nominated by each school’s Dean. The honorees intend to pursue careers in academia and have demonstrated potential for leadership roles through their research accomplishments, teaching and university service.

Jeremy Chang, Chemical and Systems Biology
Julia Cohen, Education
Will Cong, Graduate School of Business
Amit Desai, Materials Science and Engineering
Susannah Dickerson, Physics
Daniella Furman, Psychology
Douglas Hannah, Management Science and Engineering
Julia Mansfield, History
Gustavo Schwenkler, Management Science & Engineering
Eitan Shelef, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Wilfred Srubar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

*Award alternates annually between the Graduate School of Business and the School of Law.

Stanford Graduate Fellows in Science and Engineering

Stanford Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering (SGF) is a group of more than 300 endowed fellowships, each named by a donor. Both new and continuing doctoral students are nominated by their departments to receive two- and three-year awards.

Amro Al Tamimi, Chemistry, Robert and Marvel Kirby Fellow
Katrikey Asthana, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Thomas V. Jones Fellow
Hyunji Bae, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Gabilan Fellow
Konstantinos Balafas, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arvanitidis Fellow in Memory of William K. Linvill
Daniel Joel Bankman, Electrical Engineering, Texas Instruments Fellow
Kurt Barry, Physics, Albion Walter Hewlett Fellow
Sean Beckwith, Biology, Benchmark Fellow
Austin Benson, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Office of Technology Licensing Fellow
Andrew Bestwick, Physics, Benchmark Fellow
Gregor Bieri, Neurosciences, Benchmark Fellow
Suzanne Birner, Geological and Environmental Sciences, ARCO Fellow
Gregory Major Blascovich, Communication, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Amy Braun, Neurosciences, Regina Casper Fellow
Kijoo Cha, Education, Joan Butler Ford Fellow
Andrew Chang, Developmental Biology, Tom and Susan Ford Fellow
Bob Chen, Bioengineering, A. Earl Cullum Jr. and Margaret Bennett Cullum Fellow
Justin Cheng, Computer Science, SAP Fellow
Sandeep Chinchali, Electrical Engineering, Cisco Systems Fellow
Hokyung Chung, Biology, Gabilan Fellow
Cooper Citek, Chemistry, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Donald Clarke, Biology, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Alexandre Colavin, Biophysics, Anonymous
Kevin Daniel Conley, Electrical Engineering, David and Janet Chyan Fellow
Anna Craig, Mechanical Engineering, Charles H. Kruger Fellow
Charles de Bourcy, Applied Physics, Melvin and Joan Lane Fellow
Christopher De Sa, Electrical Engineering, Thomas V. Jones Fellow
Arun Devabhaktuni, Chemical and Systems Biology, Lucille P. Markey Biomedical Research Fellow
Christopher Doss, Education, Morgridge Family Fellow
Michael Edge, Biology, Regina Casper Fellow
Carlos Esteva*, Materials Science and Engineering, n/a
Kevin Fischer, Electrical Engineering, Lu Fellow
Amy Fritz, Electrical Engineering, Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman Fellow
Connie Fung, Microbiology and Immunology, Gabilan Fellow
Stephanie Gagnon*, Psychology, n/a
Enhao Gong, Electrical Engineering, Winston and Fu-Mei Chen Fellow
Shashank Gupta, Electrical Engineering, STMicroelectronics Fellow
Huong Thi Thanh Ha, Neurosciences, Starr Foundation Fellow
Hamid Reza Hakim Javadi, Electrical Engineering, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Song Han, Electrical Engineering, Rambus Corporation Fellow
Naftali Harris, Statistics, Melvin and Joan Lane Fellow
David Heinz, Mechanical Engineering, Leonard J. Shustek Fellow
Wilson Ho, Chemistry, Benchmark Fellow
Ryan Holmes, Environmental Earth System Science, Robert and Marvel Kirby Fellow
Stephanie Hsu, Electrical Engineering, Reed-Hodgson Fellow
Xiaolin Hu, Electrical Engineering, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Eric Huang, Computer Science, SAP Fellow
Nimit Jain, Bioengineering, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Jiantao Jiao, Electrical Engineering, 3Com Corporation Fellow
Richard Johnson, Materials Science and Engineering, J. Hewes Crispin and Marjorie Holmes Crispin Fellow
Ji-Eun Jung, Energy Resources Engineering, H.L. and Janet Bilhartz-ARCO Fellow
Hardik Dhanjibhai Kabaria, Mechanical Engineering, Franklin P. Johnson Jr. Fellow
Stephanie Kato, Mechanical Engineering, Gabilan Fellow
Yousif Kelaita*, Electrical Engineering, n/a
Melissa Kemmerle, Education, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Fellow
Saara Khan, Electrical Engineering, Richard and Naomi Horowitz Fellow
Maya Kherani, Mechanical Engineering, Gabilan Fellow
Hajin Kim, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow
Rick Kim, Biology, Alyce B. and Henry J. Ramey Jr. Fellow
Aidan Klobuchar, Chemistry, Abbott Laboratories Fellow
Brannon Klopfer, Applied Physics, Herb and Jane Dwight Fellow
Ritesh Kolte, Electrical Engineering, P. Michael Farmwald Fellow
Wesley W Koo, Management Science and Engineering, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Kateryna Kozyrytska, Neurosciences, Smith Fellow
Patrick Kramer, Chemistry, Abbott Laboratories Fellow
Alexander Kupers, Mathematics, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Ruby Lai, Physics, Gabilan Fellow
Edward Lee, Electrical Engineering, Texas Instruments Fellow
Jian Li, Biochemistry, Paul and Mildred Berg Fellow
Yang Li, Computer Science, David Cheriton Fellow
Biao Lian, Physics, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Gigi Lin, Chemical Engineering, Chevron Fellow
Jeffrey Lin, Electrical Engineering, Inventec Fellow
Ian Linde, Immunology, Smith Fellow
Min Liu, Physics, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Dean Lockhead, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Geraldine Jackson Fuhrman Fellow
Raghu Mahajan, Physics, Gerhard Casper Fellow
Ehren Mannebach, Materials Science and Engineering, Chevron Fellow
Yao-Yuan Mao, Physics, Weiland Family Fellow
Tahereh Marvdashti, Electrical Engineering, Medtronic Foundation Fellow
Neal Master*, Electrical Engineering, n/a
James Masters,  Chemistry, Abbott Laboratories Fellow
Andreas Mavrommatis,  Geophysics, ARCO Fellow
Chloe Mawer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gabilan Fellow
Victor Minden* , Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, n/a
Milad Mortazavi,  Mechanical Engineering, Caroline and Fabian Pease Fellow
Margaret Nakamoto, Microbiology and Immunology, Abbott Laboratories Fellow
Jeffrey O'Brien, Mechanical Engineering, Charles H. Kruger Fellow
Ian Osband, Management Science and Engineering, PACCAR Inc Fellow
Matthew Ostrowski, Chemical Engineering, Gerhard Casper Fellow
Youcef Ouadah, Cancer Biology, Lucille P. Markey Biomedical Research Fellow
Matthew Pawlick, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Hugh H. Skilling Fellow
Yonathan Perez, Electrical Engineering, P. Michael Farmwald Fellow
Andreas Puschnik, Microbiology and Immunology, Smith Fellow
Marina Radulaski, Applied Physics, Gabilan Fellow
Gokul Ramaswami, Genetics, Smith Fellow
Eugene Richardson, Anthropology, Gerhard Casper Fellow
Young-soo Rim, Developmental Biology, Smith Fellow
Christopher Rogers, Electrical Engineering, Benchmark Fellow
Zoe Rogers, Genetics, Gabilan Fellow
Joshua Romero, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Morgridge Family Fellow
Adam Rubin, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Albion Walter Hewlett Fellow
Oleg Rumyantsev, Applied Physics, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Kevin Ryan, Mechanical Engineering, Charles H. Kruger Fellow
Manolis Savva, Computer Science, Reed-Hodgson Fellow
Michail Savvas, Mathematics, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Takuya Sawaoka, Psychology, Regina Casper Fellow
Georg Schorpp,  Management Science and Engineering, Gerhard Casper Fellow
Ishuwar Seetharam, Economics, William R. Hewlett Fellow
Sukrit Silas, Chemical Systems Biology , Mayfield Fellow
Phaedon Sinis, Computer Science, Sequoia Capital Fellow
Mark Stauber, Mechanical Engineering, Robert and Katherine Eustis Fellow
Kevin Steinberger, Mechanical Engineering, Charles H. Kruger Fellow
Johanna Sweere, Immunology, Gabilan Fellow
Yijun Tang, Physics, Anonymous
Nikolas Tezak, Applied Physics, Office of Technology Licensing Fellow
Xiaoying Tian, Statistics, Gabilan Fellow
Martin Tjioe, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Herbert Kunzel Fellow
Joseph Townsend, Education, Gerhard Casper Fellow
Emily Tsang, Biomedical Informatics, Hewlett-Packard Fellow
Oana Ursu, Genetics, Gabilan Fellow
Alonso Villacorta, Economics, Martin Lee Johnson Fellow
Huajia Wang, Physics, Mayfield Fellow
Jennifer Wang, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow
Qing Wang, Mechanical Engineering, Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Fellow
Yao Wang, Applied Physics, Mayfield Fellow
Kyle Washabaugh, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Claudia and William Coleman Foundation Fellow
Erin Watson, Mechanical Engineering, Gabilan Fellow
Marcus Weber, Electrical Engineering, Yansouni Family Fellow
Robert West, Computer Science, Hewlett-Packard Fellow
Lindsay Willman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wells Family Fellow
Yu-Po Wong, Applied Physics, Dr. Robert N. Noyce Fellow
Jason Wu, Civil and Environmental Engineering, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Xirui Xiao, Chemistry, Henry Fan Fellow
Jing Xiong, Electrical Engineering, Scott A. and Geraldine D. Macomber
Hsiang-Yu Yang, Chemistry, Kenneth and Nina Tai Fellow
Mengfei Yang, Chemical Engineering, Herbert Kunzel Fellow
Xiaofei Ye, Materials Science and Engineering, William R. and Sara Hart Kimball Fellow
Michael Yi, Chemical Engineering, John Stauffer Fellow
Kun-hsing Yu, Biomedical Informatics, Winston Chen Fellow
Robert Yuan, Immunology, Smith Fellow
Danqing Zhu, Bioengineering, Gabilan Fellow

* = Honorary Stanford Graduate Fellow

VPGE Academic Achievement Awards for the Community Centers

These awards honor graduate students affiliated with the ethnic and community centers who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and serve as role models to undergraduate and graduate students. Each center determines its own selection process and criteria.

Asian American Activities Center, Kevin Kim, History
Black Community Services Center, Daniel Jacobs, Mechanical Engineering
El Centro Chicano y Latino, James Estrella, Modern Thought and Literature
LGBT Community Resources Center, Karli Cerankowski, Modern Thought and Literature
Native American Cultural Center, Tom Pack, Law
Women’s Community Center, Karli Cerankowski, Modern Thought and Literature