Pathways to the Professoriate

Notes From the Field

Two Student FellowsJuly 7, 2017
Student Fellows Complete Their Summer Seminar

HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows lived on campus for six weeks this summer to attend an immersive Seminar that prepared them for application to and success in graduate school.  Elizabeth Calzada sums it up: “Over six weeks I not only cultivated knowledge but I started to believe in my future as a scholar.”  Brian Mercado was grateful for the expertise of so many campus partners who participated in the Seminar: “Being able to hear the stories and paths taken by our various presenters, guest speakers, and lunch guests made the task ahead of us seem more manageable, more human.” You can read more about the Student Fellows’ experiences during the Summer Seminar on our blog.

Gema LudisacaJuly 2, 2017
Student Fellow Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellow Gema Ludisaca was featured in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education, speaking about her academic path and her experience in HSI Pathways. Read Gema’s story.

Shawntel Barreiro and Carla MartinezJune 8, 2017

Two Student Fellows Named Sally Casanova Scholars

Congratulations to Shawntel Barreiro and Carla Martinez, who were selected from a pool of undergraduate and graduate student applicants throughout the California State University system for the California Pre-Doctoral Program! As Sally Casanova Scholars in this program, they will receive funding to explore doctoral programs and conduct their research.

Student Fellows Travel to PCA/ACA ConferenceApril 14, 2017
Student Fellows Travel to PCA/ACA Conference

Student Fellows traveled to San Diego to attend the national conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Alongside Faculty Mentors, they attended panels and experienced an academic conference. Read about Gema’s impressions of her first conference.

Student Fellows Share Research at CSUN SymposiumApril 7, 2017
Student Fellows Share Research at CSUN Symposium

Several Student Fellows participated in CSUN’s 21st Annual Research & Creative Works Symposium. Congratulations to Shawntel Barreiro, who won First Place for Undergraduate Poster for “Linguistic Perspectives on the Current Mohegan Language Revival” and Eryn Talevich, who won 2nd place within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for her talk “Telling Fortunes.” Read about Shawntel’s experience.

First Cohort of Student FellowsFebruary 3, 2017
CSUN Welcomes First Cohort of HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows

At a Kickoff Luncheon at the Orange Grove Bistro, 10 CSUN juniors were inducted as HSI Pathways/Mellon Student Fellows. They were congratulated by Chief Diversity Officer Raji Rhys and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. William Watkins, and were welcomed by CSUN’s project lead Dean Elizabeth Say.  Representatives from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions joined by video conferencing to welcome the Student Fellows, who met their Faculty Mentors for the first time at the event. Read more about the event in CSUN Today, and about one CSUN student’s experience at the kickoff.