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2019 Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

Submitted on February 28, 2019

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 2019 recipients for the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship are:

Noelle Espinosa, Natural Resources - Watershed Management & Ecohydrology -- Dissertation Title: Soil Microbial Processes in Response to Disturbances in Water-Limited Ecosystems

Shawna Follis, Epidemiology -- Dissertation Title: Mending the Pathway between Psychosocial Stress and Fracture Risk in Aging Women

Norma Gonzalez, Educational Leadership & Policy -- Dissertation Title: Developing In-Service Teacher Critical Awareness Through Reflective Professional Development: Towards the Elimination of Teacher

Gabriel Higuera, Mexican American Studies -- Dissertation Title: Youth, Organizing, and Social Justice: Collaboration Across Institutions and Sectors

Evelyn Pickering, Anthropology -- Dissertation Title: Environmental Sovereignty through Cultural Resilience: The Blackfeet Water Compact

Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, Anthropology and Linguistics -- Dissertation Title: Language Use and Global Media Circulation among Argentine Fans of English Mass Media


The 2019 recipient for the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Marshall Dissertation Scholarship is:

Omar Contreras, Public Health -- Dissertation Title: Evidence-Based Research to Inform Diabetes Prevention Policy 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.