Congrats 2021-22 NC Fellows & Grantees!

AAUW NC congratulates 15 recipients from our state who received funding for the 2021-22 award year. These outstanding recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Check out Fellowships and Grants for more information.


Award Received: American Fellowship

  • Donelle Boose, Ph.D.,  African American History, American University
  • Anne Fertig, Ph.D., Eighteenth Century Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dana Landress, Ph.D., History of Medicine and Public Health, University of California‐Berkeley
  • Hinasahar Muneeruddin, Ph.D., Islamic Studies, race, gender, sexuality, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dawn Rivers, Ph.D., Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel


Award Received: Selected Professions Fellowship

  • Hanin Elathram, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology‐Main Campus
  • Ayesha Ibrahim, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Award Received: International Fellowship

  • Rita Gyimah, Ph.D., Sustainable Water Resources, University of North Carolina at Chapel
  • Chukwunomso Osakwe, M.S., Global Health, Duke University
  • Khairunnisa Semesta, Ph.D., Pharmacology / Cell and Molecular Biology, Duke University


Award Received: Career Development Grant

  • Gabrielle Hardin, B.S., Midwifery, Mercy in Action College of Midwifery
  • Ariel Travis, M.S., Bilingual Speech‐Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Award Received: Community Action Grant

  • Marie Hopper, Empowering Young Women in STEM FIRST
  • Aresta Johnson, Bessie Coleman Aviator Academy, Elizabeth City State University
  • Sara Sanders, SkillSet Expansion, UNC Asheville STEAM Studio

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Virginia was the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but because of an artificial deadline imposed by Congress nearly 20 years ago, the ERA is not yet part of the US Constitution.

There’s a two pronged attack on this deadline:

Watch for updates on this issue that’s long been on the AAUW agenda.

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What We Do at AAUW NC

Collaborate with other NC women’s organizations
Promote salary negotiation for women.
Advocate on public policy issues that affect women, girls, and their families
Promote STEM activities for girls.
Connect branch members through virtual programs, annual conferences, regional meetings, newsletters, and social media.
Promote the mission and policies of AAUW.
Support branch activities, programs, and projects.