2023 Award Recipients

Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

In 2023, eight faculty received awards. It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Title of Project
Megan Boudewyn Psychology Neural Stimulation and Attentional Control
Valerie Cortez Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Probing host-virus interactions at the gut mucosal barrier
Kathleen Gutierrez History Two Projects: 1) Sovereign Vernaculars in the Philippines at the Dawn of New Imperial Botany 2) Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley.
Josephine Pham Education The Intellectual Work of K-12 Ethnic Studies Pedagogies in Local Public Schools
Alicia Riley Sociology Consequences of the Mexican Repatriation Program for Child Mortality in the U.S. 
Kate Ringland Computational Media Computationally Supported Care in Marginalized Online Communities
Pamela Rodriguez-Montero Performance, Play & Design Los Diablitos: The Devil’s Imaginary in Traditional Latin American Festivities
Yuyin Zhou Computer Science & Engineering Distributed Machine Learning with Imperfect Supervision and an Application to Large-Scale Medical Imaging

Click here to find out more about the Hellman Fellows Program.