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


Pictured (L to R; Top to Bottom)

Kiara ChildsYi Yi Mon (Rosaline) KyoSierriana TerrySara ShashaaniAmbreen AsharNancy Ingabire AbayoDoreen MushiJosine MutuyimanaPaula NjeruChukwunomso OsakweAlexandra YeardleyElizabeth 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