|Jason Rivera `97 Receives AAHHE/Ford Multidisciplinary Fellowship|
Jason Rivera, Class of `97, is a 2014 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education/Ford Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Fellow. The AAHHE/Ford Fellows Program provides Latina/o doctoral students interested in entering academia with unique scholarly and professional development opportunities. As an AAHHE/Ford Fellow, students are expected to develop a policy brief, further develop their research agenda, engage with faculty mentors, and present their work at the upcoming national conference. To be selected as an AAHHE/Ford Fellow, students must be full-time graduate students, identify as Latina/o, aspire to enter the professoriate, exhibit academic potential through past experience and future career goals, and demonstrate a strong track record of service to the Latina/o community. Jason is pursuing a PhD in Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland College Park. He cites the many leadership opportunities he had at Manhattnaville, including serving as the Latin American Student Organization President and the Student Government President as the cornerstone of his social justice lens and the catalyst for his interest in pursuing research and scholarship focused on Latinos.
Congratulations, Jason on this special opportunity!