CERF Selects Awardees for Rising TIDES Conference Mentoring Program

CERF is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Rising TIDES (Toward an Inclusive, Diverse, and Enriched Society) Conference Mentoring Program awards.   Rising TIDES will jointly support underrepresented minority (URM) students and mentors to participate in CERF 2017 - 24th Biennial Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, 5-9 November 2017.

CERF received 75 applications from students based at institutions around the world.  From these applications, 11 student/mentor pairs were selected:

  • Anika Aarons, Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University.  Mentor: Lori Sutter, University of Georgia
  • Anita Arenas, undergraduate senior, California State University Long Beach.  Mentor: Christine Whitcraft, California State University Long Beach
  • Katie Blaha-Robinson, master’s student, University of San Diego.  Mentor: Kelly Darnell, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Jade Blennau, undergraduate senior, Stony Brook University.  Mentor: Anna Armitage, Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Anjali Boyd, undergraduate junior, Eckerd College.  Mentor: Cynthia Sellinger, Oregon State University
  • James deMayo, Ph.D., student, University of Connecticut.  Mentor: Hans Dam, University of Connecticut
  • Amelie Jensen, master’s student, University of the Virgin Islands.  Mentor: Kristin Wilson Grimes, University of the Virgin Islands
  • Katherine Longmire, master’s student, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.  Mentor: Rochelle Seitz, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Mario Marquez, Ph.D. student, Florida A&M University.  Mentor: Charles Jagoe, Florida A&M University
  • Ryan Parker, master’s student, University of South Alabama.  Mentor: Chris Madden, South Florida Water Management District
  • Johnny Quispe, Ph.D. student, Rutgers University.  Mentor: JeanMarie Hartman, Rutgers University

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