Meet Our Fellows

Meet Our Fellows

Meet Our Fellows
UCF is honored by their accomplishments
Meet Our Fellows

Our Fellows

Congratulations to all of our current students with university and externally funded fellowships! UCF is honored by your accomplishments and looks forward to your continued success.


Trustees Doctoral Fellowship

Rachel Cooper – Psychology PhD 

James Drake – Optics and Photonics PhD 

Emily Farrell – Conservation Biology PhD 

Hiroshi Furuya – Computer Science PhD 

Sanjay Gandham – Computer Engineering PhD 

Brittany Harvison – Physics PhD 

Daniel Heslep – Texts and Technology PhD 

Oleksandr Kondrachuk – Business Administration PhD 

Kai Liu – Mathematics PhD 

Brent Minnis – Biomedical Sciences PhD 

Julio Montanez – Sociology PhD

T’Kara Mullins – Modeling and Simulation PhD

Uchenna Hillprieston Okwara – Security Studies PhD 

Alessandra Pandolfi – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD 

Nicholas Piskurich – Physics PhD 

Lorraine Rosello Del Valle – Physics PhD 

Pritha Sarkar- Materials Science & Engineering PhD 

Oneilia Swaby – Aerospace Engineering PhD 

Lakelyn Taylor – Strategic Communication PhD 

Kenneth Tremblay – Integrative Anthropological Science PhD 

Callie Veelenturf – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD 

Zhiyong Yang – Optics and Photonics PhD 


Presidential Doctoral Fellowship

Peter Berge – Texts and Technology PhD 

Morgan Ferrell – Integrative Anthropological Science PhD 

Gabriela Flores – Cruz- Psychology PhD 

Melody Green – Modeling and Simulation PhD 

Aaron Necaise – Modeling and Simulation PhD 

Ann Schlotzhauer – Psychology PhD 

Andrew Skibski – Education PhD 

Jorge Ugan – Civil Engineering PhD 

Aislann Woody – Nursing PhD 


McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Krystal Baez – Chemistry PhD 

Quintal Battle – Industrial Engineering PhD 

Bertha Ben Khallouq – Sociology PhD 

Juanita Benjamin – Computer Science PhD  

Ardhys De Leon – Psychology PhD 

Bryan Demosthene – Biomedical Sciences PhD 

Maxine Furtado – Education PhD 

Jasmine Haynes – Public Affairs PhD 

Devin Hunter – Electrical Engineering PhD 

Amina Issoufou Anaroua – Big Data Analytics PhD  

Trinity Johnson – Integrative Anthropological Science PhD 

Kathleen Lugo – Chemistry PhD 

Tatiana Magri – Psychology PhD 

Keidra Navaroli – Texts and Technology PhD 

Eunice Ojo – Nursing PhD 

Paola Rivera – Education PhD 

Riana Smith – Hospitality Management PhD 

Kathryn Sunderman – Psychology PhD 

Francine Sutton – Texts and Technology PhD 


UCF Graduate McNair Fellowship

Amanda Barroso – Civil Engineering PhD 

Christopher Hernandez – Industrial Engineering PhD 

Gabrielle Lynch – Psychology PhD 

Sarah Mendoza – Education PhD 

Justyce Pinkney – Public Affairs PhD 

Jessica Yates – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD  

Esther Legiste – Early Childhood Development and Education 

Sandra Montenegro Barbosa – Industrial Organizational Psychology MS 

Yash Shah – Digital Forensics MS 


UCF Graduate RAMP Fellowship

Chance Brewer – Mechanical Engineering PhD

Melissa Gomez – Integrative Anthropological Science PhD

Juan Rodriguez – Physical Therapy DPT 

Christy Box – Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt MS 

Stephanie Gaspar – Biology MS 


UCF Graduate FAMU Feeder Fellowship

Sharisia Allen – Health Administration MHA 

Kayla Cayasso – Creative Writing MFA 

Samantha Petit-Homme – Psychology Clinical MA 

Lendellcy Saint-Germain – Health Administration MHA 


UCF Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Nina Alvandipour – Public Affairs PhD 

Renoa Choudhury – Mechanical Engineering PhD 

Jessica Robkin – Integrative Anthropological Science PhD 


Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship – Spring 2023

Awardees will be announced in December 2022


MFA Provost’s Graduate Fellowship

Steven Archer – Creative Writing MFA 

Elaina Buffkin – Emerging Media MFA 

Camila Cal Mello – Creative Writing MFA 

Chandler Caroccio – Theatre MFA 

Melanie Cedeno-Lopez – Feature Film Production MFA 

Janessa Douds – Emerging Media MFA 

Gabriella Headley – Theatre MFA 

Anne Kinuthia – Emerging Media MFA 

Genesis Laboy – Emerging Media MFA  

Sebastian Marcano Perez – Feature Film Production MFA  

Michelle Munoz – Creative Writing MFA 

Tolulope Ogunrinde – Feature Film Production MFA 

Jacob Romeo – Theatre MFA 

Veronica Silva – Creative Writing MFA 


UCF Graduate Dean’s Fellowship

Ezekiel Acheampong – English MA, Rhetoric and Composition 

Mohammed Al Awwad – Political Science MA 

John Kristoffer Andres – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD 

Brandi Antonio – Kinesiology MS 

Nicolas Ayers – Materials Science & Engineering PhD  

Brittani Brown – Emerging Media MFA 

Cade Christensen – Biomedical Sciences PhD 

Elizabeth Codick – Psychology PhD  

Alejandro Colon – Strategic Communication PhD  

Hannah Crandell – Psychology PhD 

Lea Faure – Security Studies PhD 

Mikaeyla Gensler – Digital Media MA 

Mykayla Hagaman – Biology MS  

Patrick Harris – Criminal Justice PhD 

Serene Hasan – Education PhD  

Ahmed Hegazy – Physics PhD 

Jaewan Heo – Hospitality Management PhD  

Brooklyn Irvin – Sport Business Management MSBM 

Ekaterina Iskhakova – Music MA 

Jacqueline Karastamatis – Education PhD 

Anindo Mahmood – Electrical Engineering PhD 

Paige Mason – Theatre MFA 

Mackenzie Masters – Criminal Justice PhD  

Kevin Matte – Feature Film Production MFA 

Siddhi Kanta Mishra – Mathematics PhD 

Nicole Neece – Texts and Technology PhD 

Ngoc Tran Nguyen – Hospitality Management PhD 

Rasha Noureddine – Education PhD  

Sarah Sager – Texts and Technology PhD 

Elif Saribas – Education PhD 

Trinity Sellers – Mathematical Science MS  

Mirek Stolee – Texts and Technology PhD 

Fahim Rejanur Tasin – Biotechnology MS 

Meagan Taylor – History MA 

Virginia Vasquez – Psychology PhD 

Enilda Velazquez – Mathematical Science MS  

Chase Walker – Computer Engineering PhD 

Callie Wang – Psychology PhD 


Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship

Bertha Ben Khallouq – Sociology PhD 

Yazmin Diaz – Criminal Justice MS  

Jason Pagan – Kinesiology MS 

Fanica Young – Education PhD 


Boyd Lyon Memorial Fellowship

Ryan Welsh Integrative Conservation Biology PhD 


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Brendon Cavainolo – Aerospace Engineering PhD

Samuel Greaves – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD

Robert Greene – Aerospace Engineering PhD

Angelina Leary – Psychology PhD

Chiu Lok Poon – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD

Alex Ruiz – Aerospace Engineering PhD

Jennifer Stewart – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD

Milton Valdiviezo – Integrative Conservation Biology PhD


Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Anamaria Morales Alvarez – Biomedical Sciences PhD

Hend Hasan Yusuf Aljeeb – FinTech MS

Monica De Puy Conte – Interactive Entertainment MS

Siti Hajaroh – Teaching English (TESOL) MA

Naw Eh Thaw – Teaching English (TESOL) MA

Ricardo Hernandez Cabrera – Music MA

Muhammad Asad Haider – Computer Vision MS

Azimeh Kazemian – Curriculum and Instruction ME

Ndifor Manjong – Curriculum and Instruction ME

Aleenah Khan – Computer Science PhD

Ayesha Enayet – Computer Science PhD

Syed Hammad Ahmed – Computer Science PhD

Muhammad Junaid Khan – Computer Science PhD

Muhammad Hasan Maqbool – Computer Science PhD

Rodrigo Vena Garcia – Computer Science MS

Mehran Rasheed – Electrical Engineering PhD

Fazlullah Hakimi – Electrical Engineering MSEE

Maria Chikhareva – Materials Science & Engineering MSMS

Karlis Slumba – Physics MS