Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Student Academic Services

Award Winners 2016

2 Fulbright and 3 NSF-GRFP winners

Our Fulbrighters this year:

Kelsey Egan ‘16, in the School of Social Work, has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Greece.  She will be working full-time with elementary to high school students, and plans also to volunteer with Greek homeless shelters, following on her past work with Streetwise here in Chicago.

Riti Patel ’14, who earned a BA in Global and International Studies and a BBA in Finance at Loyola, has won a Fulbright Binational Internship to Mexico.  She will be placed with a corporation in Mexico in order to dissect the cross-sectional functions among Mexican culture, business economics, and policy to understand how all pieces influence internal strategies, as well as advancing her own entrepreneurial knowledge.

Our NSF Graduate Research Fellows this year:

Katherine Bruder ’16,‌ is an evolutionary biology major and advisee of Dr. Catherine Putonti.  She will begin her doctoral research this coming fall at the University of South Florida, to study bacteriophages in freshwater springs.

‌Michaela Mozley ’15‌, is currently a first-year doctoral student at the University of Utah in Clinical Psychology, as an advisee of Dr. Patricia Kerig.  She is studying how experiences of trauma contribute to involvement in the juvenile justice system; specifically,how trauma may potentially relate to the development of callous-unemotional traits and more severe offending. 

Aaron Kirkman ’12,‌ is currently working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, having completed a double major in Economics and Math & Computer Science at Loyola. He will continue research begun as an advisee of Dr. Timothy Classen as a doctoral student in Economics at Northwestern University, studying the effects of government policy on individual health as well as the structure of healthcare- and healthcare-related markets.

We are also pleased to announce four Honorable Mentions for the GRFP:

Emily Sible ’16, is currently an LUC student majoring in Molecular Biology, planning to earn a graduate degree in Environmental Biology.

Cassondra Batz '14, who earned her BA in psychology, is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Purdue University.

Ligin Solamen ’14, who earned her BS in Bioinformatics at Loyola, is now pursuing a graduate degree at Dartmouth.

Megan Baumann ’08, who was a double major in Sociology and History here at Loyola, is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Penn State University in Geography.