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Diversity & Climate

2009 UWM Diversity Fellows

Summer 2009 Diversity Fellows:

Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi: A recipient of the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship, Ms. Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi is a published author who is also a member of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, a pan-Indigenous association seeking to ensure that the voices of Indigenous and Hispanic peoples in the Americas are heard throughout the world. Ms. Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi’s educational background includes a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Empire State College, an MA in Indigenous Nations Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University at Buffalo.

Kim Gallon: A doctoral candidate in American History, Ms. Gallon specializes in gender and sexuality in African American history. The recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including the Fontaine Fellowship and the Alice Paul Women’s Studies Research Fellowship, Ms. Gallon recently presented her paper “Women of the Unusual Type: Female Heterosexuality and Homosexuality in the Black Press” at the 2009 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University, an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, an MA in American History from the University of Pennsylvania, and expects to receive her Ph. D. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania in August 2009.

Tamarah Moss-Knight: A doctoral candidate in Social Work, Ms. Moss-Knight specializes in reproductive and sexual health, including pregnant adolescents, immigrant families, health communication, and health services research. She is a participant in Howard University’s renowned Frederick Douglas Doctoral Scholars Program and is the recipient of the Charles Moody Research Scholar Fellowship. A published author, Ms. Moss-Knight holds a BS in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan, and two Masters Degrees (MSW and MPH) from the University of Michigan.

Christopher Rivera: A recipient of the Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Fellowship, Mr. Rivera is a doctoral candidate in both Comparative Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. An outstanding scholar, he has also received several awards for exceptional teaching. Mr. Rivera earned a BA in Spanish Education, cum laude, from the University of Delaware, an MA in Hispanic Literature from Indiana University, and expects to complete his Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University in August 2009.

Larisse Voufo: A doctoral candidate in Computer Science, Ms. Voufo specializes in quantum computing, programming languages, and algorithms. She has worked on the groundbreaking QABALAH Project at the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation in Torino, Italy. Ms. Voufo holds a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University, an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University, and will complete her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Indiana University in May 2010.