Two UCSB graduate students win CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:15 AM

The CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship, established by CARE USA’s Innovation Team and the University of California, is intended to strengthen the workforce pipeline of expertly-trained individuals whose expertise and commitment can alleviate poverty and improve human conditions in California and internationally. UC graduate students will obtain tailored training and experience through partnering with CARE, whose humanitarian mission and global footprint provide opportunities to explore applications of research and innovation in real-world settings. The Fellowship includes a summer in-country placement and provides Fellows a meaningful and engaging professional development experience and an opportunity to advance their graduate work. Fellows receive a $9,000 stipend plus travel allowance. The first cohort of Fellows will commence in April 2020.

Six UC students were selected as recipients of the 2020 CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship. Two UCSB graduate students were among the recipients:

Monica Cornejo
Project Title: Undocumented Immigrants’ Stress, Coping, and Resilience during COVID-19

Jonathan Ibarra
Project Title: The Role of Family in the Latinx Youth Reentry Process


Congratulations Monica and Jonathan!