Alyssa Fortier has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award recognizes not only her academic accomplishments, but also her leadership as president of MathCats. There she set up a tutoring program that connects UA students with refugee children. She was also named Outstanding Senior for the department of Mathematics.
After graduation, Alyssa will pursue her Ph.D. in Biology at Stanford University. There she’ll be among one of the greatest groups of population genetics researchers in the world.
Also, see the nice writeup in the MCB newsletter.