CSU Names 2002-03 Pre-Doctoral Scholars

(July 1, 2002) The California State University has named the 2002-03 Sally Casanova Pre- Doctoral Scholars, who include students from across the CSU system. The 83 recipients of the one-time award will receive faculty guidance, summer internships, and funding support. The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential CSU faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Students are selected by a committee of faculty from the California State University and the University of California.

Each scholar works closely with a CSU faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan leading to enrollment in a doctoral program. Each plan is tailored to the individual career and educational goals of the student. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at a University of California campus.

"We had an especially impressive group of applicants this year," noted Jo Service, dean of Academic Program Planning and chair of the program's advisory committee. "It's gratifying to see so many students who grew up where college attendance isn't taken for granted, and who have come to the CSU, accumulated extraordinary academic achievements, and become passionate about advanced study. They will immeasurably enrich the university faculty of the future."

The Scholars are listed by campus, followed by their major and home town:

Kathleen Freeland (history), Bakersfield
Thomas Allen (social psychology), Bakersfield

Melissa Cafferata (Russian/Soviet history), Chico
Rosalina Morish (English), Chico
Hilary Owens (rhetoric and composition), Chico

Rozy Brar (mathematics education), Kerman
Joanna Murguia (psychology), Fresno

Scot Childress (pure mathematics), Downey
Zeenat Kasubhai-Ashong (racial/ethnic studies in education), Brea
Sarah Kenkel (marine biology), Fullerton
Omar Khalid (biochemistry/molecular biology), Anaheim
Jason Kim (chemistry), Rowland Heights
Brenda Royce (anthropology/primotology), Los Angeles
Peter Vandeventer (physics), Hacienda Heights
Jennie Walcek (environmental chemistry), Placentia

Li-Pin Chang (Asian studies), South San Francisco
Juliet Hoffman (conservation biology), Walnut Creek
Zarina Zanipatin (education), Hayward

Shannon Mondor (composition and rhetoric), Arcata
Kristina Schumukler (psychology) Eureka

Long Beach
Rebecca Andersson (anthropology/visual culture), Long Beach
Andrea Harper (molecular biology), Long Beach
Veronica Herrera (education or multicultural studies), Bellflower
Barbara Mello (renaissance literature/Shakespeare), Norwalk
Lisa Pinley (history), Long Beach

Los Angeles
Satik Andriassian (music), Woodland Hills
Lawrence Angel, Jr. (international economics), Brentwood
Maria Duarte (Mexican history), Whittier
Amber Gallegos (clinical psychology), Alhambra
Sergio Garza (anthropology), Pico Rivera
Lizette Juarez (educational leadership or management), Temple City
Mariana Martinez (health psychology), Downey
Tara Matus (psychology--clinical neuroscience), Altadena
Mary del Palacio (education), Stevenson Ranch
Shankari Patel (anthropology), Los Angeles
Veronica Plascencia (education), Montebello
Wei-Li Sun (education--instructional technology), San Gabriel

Kadimah Elson (clinical/experimental psychology), Tarzana
Negin Ghavami (social psychology), Los Angeles
Kimberley Harris Phillips (educational psychology: quantitative), Lancaster
Kimberly Hernandez (history), Santa Clarita
Dennis Lopez (literature), Huntington Park
Joseph Roberson (psychology), Northridge
Aaron Rozzell (cognitive or quantitative psychology), Chatsworth
Lorena Salazar (social education), Reseda
Jose Tabares (general/experimental psychology), Torrance

Karen Mabb (ecology or environmental science), Temple City
Sara Martinez (biochemistry), Riverside

Jacqueline Houston (physical chemistry), Sacramento
Christian Parker (history), Sacramento
Robert Snowden, Jr. (education), Elk Grove

San Bernardino
Georgette Villareal (developmental psychology), Moreno Valley

San Diego
Megan Bolla (microbiology), Sunnyvale
Joel Jennings (cultural geography--children), San Diego
Rachel Taylor (research-cell and molecular biology), San Diego

San Francisco
Andrew Borland (literature and creative writing), San Francisco
Neal Carnes (sociology, education, public health), San Francisco
Cristina Flores (gerontology--long term care administration), San Bruno
Palma Formica (biology/marine biology), San Rafael
Matthew Horrigan (earth science), San Francisco
Jordy Jones (art history), San Francisco
Matthew Keirle (systematics/mycology), San Francisco
Manli Li (computer science), Daly City
Nzinga Moore (communication), Oakland
Ian Muhlhauser (philosophy), Morgan Hill
Joseph Mullin (history), San Francisco
Saira Qureshi (communication), San Francisco
Donald Schreiber (political science), Daly City
Kris Scott Marti (anthropology), San Francisco
Kelly Stanley (classics), San Francisco

San Jose
Amy Beddoe (nursing), Aptos
Laurie Bell (cross-cultural psychology/training), Morgan Hill
Heidi Bonner (law and society/justice studies, Redwood City
Gabriel De La Rosa (industrial/organizational psychology), San Jose
Quintino Mano (neuropsychology), San Jose
Jennifer Morrison (intercultural communication), Sunnyvale
Vivienne Paratore (education), Fremont

San Luis Obispo
Gary Roller (forestry science), San Luis Obispo
Ryan Tappero (soil and water science), Mission Viejo

San Marcos
Bonnie Hepburn (psychology), Oceanside
Amy Ramos (cognitive neuroscience: psychology), San Marcos

Lidia Caza (social work), Turlock
Perry Shaw (social welfare), Modesto

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, nearly 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: 1 July 2002

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