Alumnus awarded AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr. Jennifer Smith (Ph.D. 2010) was recently awarded a 2011-12 American Association of University Women (AAUA) Fellowship. She is a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Society and Genetics at the University of California Los Angeles.
The oldest and largest of AAUW's fellowship and grant programs, the American Fellowships program began in 1888, a time when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. AAUW American Fellowships were awarded to highly qualified women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication.
Dr. Smith worked with Dr. Kay Holekamp at Michigan State University while completing her doctoral program in the study of evolution of cooperation among spotted hyenas in Kenya. Dr. Holekamp, and Dr. Laura Smale, another mentor for Dr. Smith, were themselves AAUW fellows.
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To learn more about Jennifer Smith's research and helping women and girls break through barriers, visit her website.