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Current Fellow Candidates


Nick Pokorny
Nicholas Pokorny
Hometown: Rockwall, TX
Class of: 2013
Major: Political Science, International Studies
Community Partner: Historic Waco Foundation

Nick has been working with the Historic Waco Foundation reevaluating their after-school educational programming, particularly the My Community and Me program, making it more applicable and accessible to students in the Greater Waco area and embedding some local history into their 4th and 7th grade Texas history courses in conjunction with the TEKS requirements laid out by the state of Texas.


Megan Hermann
Megan Hermann
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Class of: 2014
Major: Biochemistry
Community Partner:


Beau Martinez
Beau Martinez
Hometown: Tustin, CA
Class of: 2014
Major: Biochemistry, Pre-Pharmacy
Community Partner:


Chidinma Okani
Chidinma Okani
Hometown: McGregor, TX
Class of: 2014
Major: University Scholars
Community Partner: Family Health Center

Chidinma is currently serving on a research team that is seeking to determine wehther African Ameircan women with SCT are at a higher risk of having infants with low birth weight and if there are significant differences in birth weight of term infants of African American women with SCT as compared with silimar African American women with normal hemoglobin. The results of the project will prove useful in educating health providers and pregnant African American mothers on genetic pregnancy risks.


Kassidy Knighten
Kassidy Knighten
Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Class of: 2015
Major: Psychology, Philosophy
Community Partner:


Reny Mathew
Reny Mathew
Hometown: Skokie, IL
Class of: 2015
Major: University Scholar
Community Partner:



Amanda Rushing
Amanda Rushing
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Class of: 2015
Major: Chemistry, Pre-Med
Community Partner: