Meet Our Pre-Doctoral Scholars

San Francisco State University is proud of our robust participation in the California Pre-Doctoral Program:

2016-2017

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Julie Gonzalez, Marine Science graduate student
  • Joshua Gutierrez, Biochemistry graduate student
  • Troy Lowe, Biochemistry graduate student
  • Jacquelyn Nelson, Developmental Psychology graduate student
  • Michelle Parra, Sexuality Studies graduate student
  • Pedro Ramos, Linguistics graduate student
  • Spencer Ruelos, Sexuality Studies graduate student
  • Jillian Salazar, Sexuality Studies graduate student
  • Shola Shodiya-Zeumault, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy graduate student
  • Andres Vindas Melendez, Mathematics graduate student -- and 2017 winner of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP)!
  • Lyndsey Wallace, Psychology graduate student
  • Chelsey Williams, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy graduate student

Honorable Mentions

Our five Honorable Mentions this year include:

  • Daniel McKeown, Physics graduate student
  • Kathleen Yingqiao Morrison, Sexuality Studies graduate student

2015-2016

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Michelle Nguyen, History graduate student
  • Serina Sebilian, Biology graduate student
  • Jonathan Robinson Anthony, Communicative Disorders graduate student
  • Jon-David Settell, Comparative Literature graduate student
  • Christopher Arreola, Education and Feminist Studies undergraduate student
  • Kathleen O’Neal, Philosophy graduate student
  • Jamie O’Quinn, Sexuality Studies graduate student

Honorable Mentions

  • Paulina Fraser, Education graduate student 
  • Reuben Zellman, Ethnomusicology graduate student 
  • Zaviera Reyes, Social Psychology graduate student

2014-2015

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Delicia Kamins, Philosophy graduate student
  • Flor Khan, Education graduate student
  • Sigmund Werndorf, Philosophy graduate student
  • Monica Padilla-Stemmelen, Education graduate student
  • Brittany Johnson, Cell and Molecular Biology graduate student
  • Nonye Okonkwo, Biochemistry graduate student
  • Yvonne Sohn, French graduate student
  • Alice Chapman, Classics graduate student

2013-2014

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Christina Abram-Davis, Ethnic Studies graduate student
  • Joseph Beyene, Cell and Molecular Biology graduate student
  • Cynthia Brannvall, Art History graduate student
  • Marguerite Campbell, Sexuality Studies graduate student
  • Joemar Clemente, Asian American studies graduate student
  • Jesus Gaeta, Pubic Health graduate student
  • Elvin Lauron, Biology graduate student
  • Imelda Munoz, Ethnic Studies graduate student
  • Emily Renteria, Ethnic Studies graduate student
  • James Sheldon, Special Education graduate student
  • Ian Tewksbury, Classics graduate student
  • Marilyn Thomas, Public Health graduate student; 2016, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Epidemiology, 2015, Ford Foundation Honorable Mention 
  • Jennifer White, Philosophy graduate student

Honorable Mention

  • Giselle Cunanan, Ethnic Studies graduate student

2012-2013

    Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Nick Alvarez, Philosophy graduate student
  • Sarah Braasch, Philosophy graduate student
  • Jasmin Morelos, Communication Studies graduate student
  • Thao Nguyen, Communication Studies graduate student
  • Khouanchy Souvong Oakgrove, Microbiology graduate student
  • Vivian Sotomayor Power, Spanish Studies graduate student
  • Brian Tibbetts, Philosophy graduate student
  • Elizabeth Vargas Holguin, Spanish Studies graduate student

2011-2012

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Nicole Chaffee, Chemistry graduate student
  • Alexander Farrow, Cinema graduate student
  • Cassandra Freeman, American Indian Studies undergraduate
  • Sylvia Kocięda, Philosophy graduate student; 2013, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in Philosophy
  • Courtney Leung, Sexuality Studies graduate student
  • Victor Ma, Philosophy graduate student
  • Jessica Orozco, Biology undergraduate
  • Joachim Pedersen, Engineering undergraduate; 2013, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program awardee in Materials Engineering
  • Alp Tuncaci, International Relations graduate student
  • Adrienne Wilson, Public Health graduate student

Honorable Mentions

  • Nick Alvarez, Philosophy graduate student
  • Jordan Bohall, Philosophy graduate student
  • Louis Cornejo, Psychology undergraduate

2010-2011

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Christina Buck, Marine Biology graduate student
  • Nikica Favretto, Civil Engineering undergraduate
  • Anne Glaros, Women's Studies graduate student
  • Sylvie Kim, Asian American Studies graduate student
  • Jay Ledbetter, Psychology graduate student
  • Mary Mae Marcaida, Geology graduate student
  • Criseyda Martinez, Biology/Microbiology graduate student
  • Thanh Nguyen, Special Education graduate student
  • Jennifer Rubin, Sexuality Studies graduate student
  • Kanara Ty, Asian American Studies graduate student
  • Jia Wei Zhang, Psychology undergraduate; 2012, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program awardee in Social Psychology

Honorable Mentions


2009-2010

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Lee Dawson, Education master's student
  • Jeffrey Masko, Cinema Studies master's student
  • Laura Cervantes-Meyers, Social Psychology master's student
  • Blanca Pacheco, Physiology undergraduate
  • Anthony Scoggins, Comparative Literature graduate student