Purdue University

Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) Program

Purdue SIGP Alumni

2024 Spring

Dairian Balai (Native Hawaiian), M.S., Computer Information Technology 

Andrew Binder (Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana), M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering - Astrodynamics and Space Application

2023 Winter

Makani Fisher (Native Hawaiian), Ph.D., Entomology 

Kylle Roy (Native Hawaiian), Ph.D., Forestry and Natural Resources

2023 Summer

Derrick R. Charley (Navajo), M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

2023 Spring

Wai Allen (Navajo), Ph.D., Geological Sciences

Derrick Slick (Navajo), M.S., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

2022 Winter

Camille Griffith (Oglala Lakota), Ph.D., Wildlife Sciences

Tawn Speetjens, M.S., Forestry and Natural Resources

2022 Summer

Kevin McIver (Chickasaw), Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

2021 Winter

Bryce Bitsie (Navajo), M.S., Animal Sciences

Sarah Bowlin (Cherokee), M.S., Mechanical Engineering

Jeremy James (Navajo), M.S., Mechanical Engineering

2020 Winter

Brady Black (Confederate Tribes of Colville Reservation), M.S., Mechanical Engineering

Brett Bosinski (Mohawk), M.S., Engineering

Martin Seneca (Seneca), M.S., Civil Engineering

Kinsey Skillen (Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux), Ph.D., Civil Engineering

Nerisa Ve'e-Taua (Samoa), M.S., Wildlife Sciences

2020 Summer

Ashley Archer (Saulte Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), M.S., Foresty and Natural Resources

2020 Spring

Kyle Dahlin (Native Hawaiian), Ph.D., Mathematics

2019 Winter

Christopher Cheek (Cherokee), Ph.D., Aquatic Ecology

2019 Spring

Kevin McIver (Chickasaw), M.S., Mechanical Engineering

Darryl Reano (Acoma Pueblo), Ph.D., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

2018 Winter

Nicole A. Benally (Navajo), M.S., Agronomy

Daniel Bird (Santo Domingo-Kewa Pueblo), M.S., Wildlife Sciences

Joseph Crook (Cherokee), M.S., Horticulture

2018 Summer

Taylor Broadhead (Cherokee Nation), M.S., Forestry and Natural Resources/ESE

Cara McCauley (Qawalangin), Ph.D., Weed Sciences

Raymond RedCorn (Osage), Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering/ESE

Terry Villarreal (Navajo), Ph.D., Chemistry

2018 Spring

Rylan Chong (Native Hawaiian), Ph.D., Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Janelle Cronin, M.S., Education

Mariah Romero, M.S., Earth Sciences

2017 Summer

Jordan Oshiro (Native Hawaiian), M.S., Food Sciences

Adam Brewer (Lumbee Tribe of NC)M.S., Purdue Polytechnic Institute

2017 Spring

Kinsey Skillen (Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux), M.S., Civil Engineering

2016 Summer

Kylie Bemis (Zuni), Ph.D., Statistics

Canek Phillips (P'urepecha), Ph.D., Engineering Education

2016 Spring

Melissa Johnson (Oneida Nation), M.S., Forestry and Natural Resources

2015 Winter

Kim Davis (Navajo), M.S., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Michele Yatchmeneff (Unangax/Aleut), Ph.D., Engineering Education

2015 Spring

Leon Clah (Navajo), M.S., Biological Sciences

2014 Winter

Raymond Red Corn (Osage), M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Ecological Sciences and Engineering

2014 Spring

Patrick Freeland (Muscogee Creek), M.S., Forestry and Natural Resources

Darryl Reano (Acoma Pueblo), M.S., Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

2013 Summer

Michael King (Navajo), M.S., Atmospheric Science

2013 Spring

Rylan Chong (Native Hawaiian), M.S., Information Security

2012 Summer  

RaeLynn Butler (Muscogee Creek), M.S., Botany & Plant Pathology          

JoElla Jackson-Tyree (Eastern Band Cherokee), M.S., Forestry & Natural Resources

Heather Whitcomb (Métis Cree and Chipewyan), Ph.D., Health & Kinesiology

2012 Spring 

Melinda Adams (San Carlos Apache), M.S., Botany & Plant Pathology

Amy Warneka (Delaware), M.S., Computer Technology

2011 Winter

Nils Landon (Anishinabe and Tlingit), M.S., Agronomy

2011 Summer 

Tanya Aldred (Keenaw Bay Ojibwe), M.S., Forestry & Natural Resources

Marie Fialkowski (Native Hawaiian), Ph.D., Health & Kinesiology

Rhyan Fluhr (Stockbridge - Munsee Band of Mohican Indians), M.S., Biology

2011 Spring

Ty Boyd (Eastern Band Cherokee), M.S., Ecological Sciences

2010 Winter

William Pfeifer (Tlingit), M.S., Computer Science

2010 Summer

Tara Anderson (Ojibwe), M.S., Biology

2007 Winter

Candice Guy (Lenape), M.S., Ecology

Contact Information:

Ken Ridgway, Ph.D., (Lenape)
Faculty, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science 
Email: ridge@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-3296

Kevin Gibson, Ph.D.
Faculty, Botany and Plant Pathology
Email: kgibson@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-2161

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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