Geography Majors Jimena Perez ('23) and Lizet Garcia ('23) were among the eighteen Dartmouth students and alumni awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2023. The program is designed to maintain a strong "human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity," according to the NSF program. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $37,000 along with a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees. The fellowships may only be used at eligible graduate-degree programs with a campus in the United States, its territories, possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Perez and Garcia will be pursuing their research in doctoral programs following their graduation this spring. Their thesis presentations will be held in 008 Fairchild on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. At 4:00 PM, Perez will present "Restorying the L.A. River through Ancestral Knowledge and Multispecies Care in Southeast LA", followed by Garcia's presentation "Alternative and Non-Carceral Forms of Community Care/Responses to School Conflicts" at 4:30 PM.
F. Jon Kull '88, dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies offered his 'heartiest congratulations' to the NSF-GRFP recipients, saying: "This award represents a significant academic achievement at a national level, and the Guarini School and all of Dartmouth are incredibly proud of these outstanding scholars."
The Geography department is also incredibly proud, and excited to see what they accomplish!