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WAGSFP Summer Fellows

The community of scholars who participate in WAGSFP will also engage in programming throughout the summer in addition to their research. Students will participate in seminars to learn more about current and emerging research in women and gender studies, read and share articles related to research in women and gender studies, learn how to publish their research and engage in other professional development activities. 

2020 Summer Fellows


Chelsey Brutlag


Ellie Falahee

Class of 2022

Double Major in Biology, Health, and Society & Spanish

I chose to pursue research this summer because it is the perfect way to augment my experiences in the classroom. Through research, I am able to put what I have learned in class into practice, through hands-on and real-life experiences that I otherwise would have just passively learned about in lecture. In particular, this summer I wanted to experience the 'social science side' of research, as I have already spent two years in a Pharmacology Lab, and wanted to 'round out' my research experience with more breadth.

Joyce Ho

Class of 2022

Double Major in Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience and Gender & Health

Due to my interest in public health, I decided to join a Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars, a living community, my freshman year to discover how research could further my initial passion in public health. What I learned through my first year propeled me to continue research my sophomore year. I realized how important it was to include marginalized populations, and how I could contribute to closing the disparity of research focused on white and male populations. There is so much to learn and change in the world of academia.

Sabrina Iqbal

Class of 2022

Major: Microbiology, Minor: Urban Studies

Honestly, I was a bit nervous to enter the realm of research but it has turned out to be more exciting than I initially imagined. It's fun to collaborate on projects that strive towards better understanding problems plaguing our society. I enjoy learning about different topics from not only online resources but also from people around me. Research provides a whole new way of learning that never fails to intrigue me.

Charanya Rengarajan

Class of 2022

Double Major in Neuroscience and Gender & Health

Ultimately, I hope to play a role in eliminating women's health disparities and promoting health equity among women of all backgrounds. I want nothing more than to be part of the solution and have a tangible impact on the problems that we see everyday; in order to pursue this, I want to conduct the necessary research to educate myself and identify exactly what the problem scope that I’m trying to combat is, then contriving an aspect of the solution that I can greatly contribute towards. Eventually, through my experience with WAGSFP, I would be able to have a more sustainable impact instead of an influence that is ephemeral.

Anna Stabnick

Class of 2021

Public Health Sciences Major, with a minor in Gender and Health

I initially chose to get into research thinking about it as something that supported my career goals, as I hope to work in public health and medicine in the future. It was through my first research experience in UROP that I learned the scope of research that exists and how impactful a student researcher's role can be within it. 

Ataia Templeton

Class of 2022

Dual Majoring in Psychology and Communications and Media

Why I chose research: I wanted to learn more in depth about some questions that are currently being researched.

Jakin Zhang

Class of 2022

Major: Economics; Minor: Law, Justice, and Social Change

Finding exciting research opportunities are a critical part of my undergraduate experience. With nearly limitless curiosities and interests, there is always something to be learned. I enjoy spending my time working with incredibly knowledgeable and passionate individuals, and have always felt a positive impact resulting from my previous mentoring relationships.

Ceciel Zhong

Class of 2023

Majors in Women's Studies and Computer Science

I choose to get into research because it allows me to be involved in meaningful work while meeting and learning from amazing people in the field.


To learn more about the WAGSFP summer fellowship, please check out the WAGSFP Blog.