Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership

Sloan Alumni

Fall 2019

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

2019 Spring

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

2018 Fall

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

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

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 Science

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., Science

2017 Summer

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

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

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 Fall

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 Fall

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 Fall

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 Fall

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

2010 Summer

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

2007 Fall

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

Contact Information:

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

Kevin Gibson, Ph.D.
Faculty, Botany and Plant Pathology
Phone: (765) 496-2161

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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