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Crespín-Trujillo awarded Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

September 12, 2017

UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is receiving a 2017 Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

Crespín-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of the selected students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference, which runs Nov. 2-4 in Chicago. The 35 fellows will be celebrated and recognized at the Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Lunch. The cohort will also take part in the Mentor Matching program, which is designed to connect APPAM student members with professionals to: get advice on professional development issues; discuss job search strategies; explore research projects and ideas; and answer any questions students may have as they approach graduation. 

Crespín-Trujillo’s current research agenda explores how public policies and institutional decision-making impact postsecondary access and outcomes for students at the national, state, and campus levels.  Crespín-Trujillo is especially interested in examining this topic as it relates to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

“As a higher education practitioner and researcher, I am always interested in uniting policymaking and academic inquiry in my own work and I seek ways to grow a broader network with other professionals and scholars who have similar interests,” says Crespín-Trujillo. “I am honored to become an APPAM Equity and Inclusion Student Fellow because this is a valuable opportunity for me to engage and share ideas with other public policy-oriented researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines across the country.”

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