Current Fellows

Kari Varner

Visual Art
Entering Year: 2015

Kari is an MFA candidate in the Visual Arts program at the Sam Fox School. She earned her BFA in electronic media arts design from the University of Denver, and is originally from Kansas City, Kansas.

Anna Arnaud

Entering Year: 2015

Anna is originally from Monett, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in biomedical engineering before entering medical school in 2015.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, hiking, reading, and travelin

Shanea Turner-Smith

Social Work
Entering Year: 2015

Shanea is a MSW candidate in the social and economic development (domestic) concentration. Her area of research will focus on affordable housing advocacy for individuals who have experienced homelessness.

Anna Preus

English & American Literature
Entering Year: 2015

Anna is pursuing a PhD in English, focusing on Modernism. She is originally from Iowa, and graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota, where she also studied English.

Jenny Heipp

Entering Year: 2011

Jennifer studies teen parenting in Washington, DC, from a psychological anthropological perspective.  She focuses on narratives, emotion, neoliberalism, and organizations.  Jennifer, originally from Skillman, New Jersey, is a graduate of the Unive

Allyson Mayer

Developmental, Regenerative, & Stem Cell Biology
Entering Year: 2013

Allyson graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with bachelor¹s degree in biochemistry and a minor in Spanish.

Liz Llufrio

Entering Year: 2013

Liz is a chemistry graduate student studying the differences in metabolism between disease and healthy states. She is originally from St. Louis and is happy she has returned to complete her graduate studies.

Melody Eimer

Earth & Planetary Sciences
Entering Year: 2014

Melody graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2013 with a BS in geology and minor in astronomy.  As an undergraduate, she did research detecting earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.

Jill Kuhlberg

Social Work
Entering Year: 2010

Jill’s doctoral work at the Brown School of Social Work blends her interests in complex social problems, computer simulation modeling, education, social justice, and feminist philosophy of science.

Rebecca Gilson

Biomedical Engineering
Entering Year: 2012

Rebecca graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2012, with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a minor in dance.