Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fellowship 2020
Kiki Malomo-Paris is a Public Policy Ph.D. candidate specializing in evaluation and analytical methods. She previously worked as the Public Health and Policy Fellow at the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative after receiving her Masters at the UMBC School of Public Policy. She is currently a graduate research assistant at The Hilltop Institute within the Medicaid Policy Studies team.
Renato DiPentima Fellowship 2020-2021
Stephanie Blaher is researching the factors that contribute to women leaving STEM fields. The fellowship helped to fund additional participants for in-person interviews. She explains, “Broadening my participant pool will increase the depth and quality of my research and improve the outcomes.”
Adebola Daramola’s research focuses on financial inclusion policy, digital financial services, and Africa, as part of the Evaluation and Analytical Methods track. The fellowship supports his dissertation research, specifically the development of National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), and digital financial products in developing countries aiming to benefit poor households and low-income populations, like women, and rural dwellers. Adebola Daramola is also the recipient of the Adam Yarmolinsky Fellowship and the UMBC Dissertation Fellowship.
The fellowship allows Rudy de Leon Dinglas to focus on his research and his work at the Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence where he supports mayors and local and state administrators utilize data.
Jeevan Raj Lohani is focusing on improving economic policies that address human needs, like labor migration, worldwide. In Nepal, Lohani explains, jobs are scarce, forcing Nepali workers to migrate to neighboring countries for work. “I want to investigate if migrant laborers, upon their return to Nepal, contribute to the economy by engaging in entrepreneurship,” The fellowship supports his focus on this work.
The fellowship supports Amanda Koch’s dissertation research, which examines whether sexual assault policies for USM campuses create enabling conditions for reporting and prevention of sexual assault.
Due to campus access restrictions because of COVID, Nate Pritchard has had to extend his research time for his dissertation, because uses a highly restricted HUD dataset only available via special arrangement and in secured room on campus. The fellowship supports his extended timeline. He is researching the long term self-sufficiency of rental assistance recipients.
Adam Yarmolinsky Fellowship 2021
Doha Chibani is a social worker specializing in Health Policy for her dissertation work. The fellowship supports her dissertation research which builds on her clinical background to understand the disparity in
behavioral health insurance coverage and focus on access to care for marginalized populations.
Adebola Daramola’s research focuses on financial inclusion policy, digital financial services, and Africa, as part of the Evaluation and Analytical Methods track. The fellowship supports his current work on his comprehensive exam course proposal, which focuses on financial inclusion policy and digital financial services impacts on households in developing countries. The focus is on Nigerian households and low-income populations, like women, and rural dwellers.
Catherine Mata Hidalgo’s research focuses on the study of education as means to improve the life of low-income populations. The fellowship supports her current efforts to study three different programs that aim to help populations that are most at-risk to drop out from formal education, and therefore, risking being in poverty later in life.
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