Case Advancement Fellows Program

The Case School of Engineering is committed to enhancing the experience of students from diverse backgrounds, including students from historically under-resourced communities, students with disabilities and others who have faced significant hurdles to academic achievement. 

About the Program

The Case Advancement Fellows program is a cohort-based program for outstanding PhD students who contribute to the culture of diversity within the school. The program provides Fellows with mentorship opportunities from industry partners, faculty, and peers; professional development and networking experiences, including hosting external speakers and attending national conferences; and a community of support and success, while broadening perspectives and engagement of the school as a whole. 

The 2023-24 Fellows

  • Valinteshley Pierre
  • Sebastian Correa
  • Nehal Nupnar
  • Emily Conlan
  • Marola Issa
  • Mandy Zheng
  • Victoria Laney
  • Solomon Oshabaheebwa
  • Leah Marie Roldan
  • Meron Abate
  • Crispin Foli
  • Hector Gomez Jimenez
  • Roberto Peralta
  • Natnael Alemu Anjulo
  • Ayomide Kazeem
  • Samuel Ojo
  • Preethisiri Bhat
  • Kang Shen

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Selection Criteria 

Fellows are chosen on the basis of academic achievement and how they will broaden diversity within the Case School of Engineering. Fellows must be: 

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program at the Case School of Engineering.
  • Demonstrate commitment to advocacy and leadership in their academic and non-academic pursuits and in their experiences prior to entering their graduate program.

Application Timeline

  • August-September: Applications for Case Advancement Fellows open. 

  • October: New fellows notified of acceptance as Case Advancement Fellows. 

The selection process for the 2023-24 academic year is complete. Please check back next fall for additional information or reach out directly to Hector Gomez Jimenez or Meron Abate.