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2018 Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

Submitted on October 4, 2018

The Graduate College is pleased to announce that six graduate students will be receiving the prestigious Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and one graduate student will receive the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Marshall Dissertation Fellowship for final-phase dissertation support. In addition to a stipend from the Louise F. Marshall Foundation, each student will receive a tuition scholarship for two semesters from the UA Graduate College.

The 2018 recipients for the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship are:

Valerie Rountree, Natural Resource Studies – Dissertation Title: ” Implementing the Renewable Portfolio Standard: How Stakeholder Participation and State Context Matter”

Anabel Galindo, History – Dissertation Title: “Mapping Yaqui HIstory: Labor, Mobility and Identity 1780-1940”

Carrie Joseph, Soil, Water and Environmental Science - Dissertation Title: “Bridging the Gap between Tribal Risk Perceptions and Scientific Decision-Making for Uranium Legacy Sites in Native American Communities”

Feras Klenk, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies-Critical Studies in Modern Middle Eastern Culture and Society - Dissertation Title: “Embracing Risk in Oman: Entrepreneurship, Neoliberalism, and Change in a Gulf Country”

Krista Frederico, Sociology - Dissertation Title: “She Works Hard for No Money: Understanding Women's Involvement in Multi-level Marketing Organizations”

Genesis Arizmendi, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Dissertation Title: “Uncovering Language Proficiency in Bilingual Children”


The 2018 recipient for the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Marshall Dissertation Scholarship is:

Valerisa Joe, Soil, Water and Environmental Science – Dissertation Title: “Aspects of Water Quality: Microbial Assessments and Education of Crop Irrigation and Surface Waters in Arizona”

All of these outstanding students are Ph.D. candidates and Arizona residents. Please join us in congratulating them for their accomplishments and for receiving this prestigious award.