Graduate student Angelica Gomez was selected to receive a grant from the Faculty for the Future Fellowship Program (FFFP). Sponsored by Schlumberger Foundation, this program funds women from developing countries and emergent economies to prepare for Ph.D. or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering, technology, and related disciplines at a University abroad (i.e., different from their home country). The fellowship is for up to $50,000 for 1 year, and renewable on an annual basis. The FFFP notes that the award is given on the basis of excellence in academic record, demonstrated commitment to encourage other young women into the sciences, and willingness to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home country.

Angelica is a Colombian citizen on her first year of our Ph.D. program in geography. She is also a Fulbright Scholar, with previous degrees in computer science (B.S.) and environmental engineering (B.S., and M.S.). Angelica is currently working on hydrologic modeling of tropical regions, including the Galapagos Islands and Colombia. Finally, the FFFP also notes that Angelica now joins a community of 635 women from 81 countries who have been sponsored by this program.

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