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2013 Instars Program Participants

The 3rd installment of the Instars Mentoring Program took place at the annual meeting May 19 – 23, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL with 13 Instars Fellows.

Participants in 2013 Instars program workshop.

2013 Instar Fellows

  • Geoffrey Pittman (Georgia Southern University)*
  • Arial Shogren (Vassar College)
  • Isa Valdez (University of Texas at El Paso)
  • Janet Hsiao (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Ivan Alvarez (University of Texas at El Paso)
  • Andrew Sanders (University of Arkansas)*
  • Bradley Richardson (Murray State University)
  • Andre Price (Elizabeth City State University)
  • Joseph Baecher (University of Arkansas)
  • Adolfo Barragan (University of Puerto Rico)
  • Stella Castro (Metropolitan University, Puerto Rico)
  • Amber Rymer (Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
  • Yer Lor (University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse)

2013 Graduate Mentors

  • Sean Kelly (University of Puerto Rico)
  • Erica Johnson (Georgia Southern University)
  • Nicholas Macias (Georgia Southern University)*
  • Scot Peterson (Murray State University)
  • Damon Mullis (Georgia Southern University)*
  • Pedro Torres (University of Georgia)
  • Christian Andresen (University of Texas at El Paso)

* denotes former Instars participant

2013 Instars Organizing Committee

  • Checo Colón-Gaud (Georgia Southern University)
  • Judy Li (Oregon State University)
  • Patina Mendez (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Tamara Sluss (Kentucky State University)
  • Marcelo Ardón (East Carolina University)
  • Krista Capps (University of Maine)


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