Current MPH student named CSU Pre-Doctoral Scholar

Monday, October 21, 2019

14 SF State students named CSU Pre-Doctoral Scholars

Fourteen SF State students have been chosen by the CSU to be Sally Casanova Scholars this year, including current Master of Public Health Student, Meme Than (MPH '20, BS '18). The scholarship, also known as the Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, supports students who want to apply to doctoral degree programs by providing funding for professional development and application costs.

This year the CSU awarded Sally Casanova scholarships to 74 students, all of whom receive one-on-one mentorship from a faculty member and are offered the chance to participate in summer research opportunities at institutions that offer Ph.D. programs. The award is aimed at students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Here’s a list of this year’s Pre-Doctoral Scholars at SF State:

  • Kiera Abdur-Rahman, Cinema Studies
  • Luis Ayala, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Justin Brown, Geography
  • Estely Caranza, Chemistry
  • Angeline Chemel, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Viviane Zurdo Costa, Physics
  • Romel Harmon, Education
  • Can (John) Ali Kilic, Developmental Psychology
  • Jill Laufer, Political Science
  • Matt Madruga, Philosophy
  • Wilmer Amaya Mejia, Biology
  • Steven Sun, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Meme Than, Public Health
  • Caitlin Waddle, Mathematics

Adapted Feature From: SF State's Campus Memo - October 21, 2019