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UMD GEM Fellows and GEM Alumni Association

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

The University of Maryland, in partnership with graduate STEM programs, The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI), and The Graduate School, is one of the 120+ GEM institutional members.  OGDI works closely with UMD programs to recruit GEM scholars into graduate programs.  

Once GEM Fellows enroll, they are invited to participate in National GEM Consortium activites and university-level activites some coordinated by OGDI Director, Christopher Pérez.  Programming for GEM Fellows include enrichment/community building, networking, professional & career development, and National GEM Consortium guest speakers including University of Maryland President, Dr. Darryll Pines, GEM i4 Director, Dr. Marquita Qualls, and UMD faculty, Dr. Andre Marshall.

GEM Fellows In the News 

Dr. Leopoldo Torres: A Fischell Department of Engineering Alumni Profile

The Bracero and the Bioengineer 

Four BIOE Students Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows



Meet the UMD GEM Fellows

  Jeremiah Emidih, Mathematics PhD (Science)  

Ruben Acevedo, Mechanical Engineering PhD (Engineering)

  Kofi Addo, Mechanical Engineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Alisa White, Biomedical Engineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Micaela Everitt, Biomedical Engineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Romanus Hutchins, Bioengineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Zora Moore, Computer Science (Masters)  
  Malcolm Moore, Computer Science (Masters)  
  Sarah Robertson, Bioengineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Anthony Thompson, Aerospace Engineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Kendyl Waddell, Chemical Engineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Steven Woolford, Chemistry PhD (Science)  
Nehemiah Emaikwu, Mechanical Engineering PhD (Engineering)  
  Jonathan Valverde Lizano, Computer Science (Masters)  
  Trevian Jenkins, Electrical Engineering (Masters)  
  Kelin West, Data Science (Masters)  

UMD GEM Fellows Alumni 

  Dr. Leopoldo Torres (Biomedical Engineering)  
  Dr. Christa Pettie (Mechanical Engineering)  
  Jonathan Guandique (Master’s in Applied Science)  
  Dr. Alvin Grissom (Computational Linguistics)  
  Ciara Lynton (Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering)  
  Jonathan Guandique (Master's in Geology)   
  Dr. Luis Bravo (Mechanical Engineering)  
  Bianca Brandveen (Master's in Mechanical Engineering)