Graduate Student Andrea Garfinkel

Another congratulations is in order for our graduate student Andrea Garfinkel!

Andrea was the recent recipient of the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Fellowship Award given through the WSU Graduate School. The award will not only plump up her resume but also her pocketbook as it comes with a $1,500 scholarship.

The award was open to all active PhD students within the University and Andrea’s application first had to be nominated by the college and then proceed to be selected by the University Selection Committee.

To be considered, applicants not only needed strong letters of recommendation but also had to demonstrate high levels of excellence in research and scholarly activities. And while Andrea attributes a lot of credit to her mentors and the people who have helped her along her educational journey, her well-rounded application sure didn’t hurt.  Her diverse application included published papers, successful grant proposals, service on PREC committees, and community service from volunteering at science and state fairs

Andrea acknowledges those who helped her get this award including Gary Chastagner, Pat Holloway, Scot Hulbert, Karen Proudfoot and Carla Ferguson (our grant writing specialists) along with everyone else here at the PREC she’s been able to engage with.

“I learn so much from all of my fellow committee members,” she said. “Opportunities like this would not have been the same in Pullman.”