Congrats 2022-23 NC Fellows & Grantees!


AAUW NC congratulates 14 recipients attending NC Colleges/Universities who received funding for the 2022-23 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.

AAUW NC 2022-2023 Fellows and Grantees


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Kiara Childs, Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo, Sierriana Terry, Sara Shashaani, Ambreen Ashar, Nancy Ingabire Abayo, Doreen Mushi, Josine Mutuyimana, Paula Njeru, Chukwunomso Osakwe, Alexandra Yeardley, Elizabeth Newman, Elena Karpova, Paula Barger


Award Received: American Fellowship

  • Kiara Childs, Ph.D., Media Studies, Black Digital Culture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo, Publication, Modern and Contemporary Chinese and Tibetan Art, Davidson College
  • Sierriana Terry, Ph.D., Musicology/Ethnomusicology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Award Received: Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine, and Science

  • Sara Shashaani, Engineering; Publication, Management Science & Operations Research, North Carolina State University

Award Received: International Fellowship

  • Ambreen Ashar, North Carolina State University, North Carolina State University
  • Nancy Ingabire Abayo, Ph.D., Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering & Geology, North Carolina State University
  • Doreen Mushi, Education Ph.D., Learning, Design, and Technology, North Carolina State University
  • Josine Mutuyimana, M.B.A, Business administration and management, North Carolina State University
  • Paula Njeru, M.S., Global Health, Duke University
  • Chukwunomso Osakwe, M.S., Public Administration, Health policy, Duke University
  • Alexandra Yeardley, D.P.T, Physical Therapy, Duke University

Award Received: Career Development Grant

  • Elizabeth Newman, Dipl. Ac., Chinese Medicine – Licensed Acupuncture, Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine

Award Received: Community Action Grant

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Project Director: Elena Karpova
  • Greensboro Parks Foundation, Project Director: Paula Barger


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