College of Letters and Science Students and Alumni Receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Three current students and seven recent alumni of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science have been selected to receive Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The awards recognize and support outstanding graduate students in master's or doctoral programs in science or engineering.

Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. In total this year, the NSF selected 2,000 GRFP recipients from a pool of more than 12,000 applicants.

Awardees for 2018 in the College of Letters and Science are:

Savannah Hunter (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology)

Patricia McNeill (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology)

Jessica Mizzi (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences)

College of Letters and Science alumni in the 2018 class of NSF Fellows are:

Michael Aristov (B.S. ‘17, Chemistry)

Nichole Bouffard (B.S. ‘15, Psychology)

Ebony Creswell (B.S. ‘13, Anthropology)

Christopher Knight (B.A. ‘11, Spanish; B.S. ‘11, Biology)

Sasha Leidman (B.S. ‘14, Geology)

Ariel Nessl (B.S. ‘14, Chemistry)

Raisa Rahim (B.S. ‘16, Biopsychology)