(pictured above l-r: Sidra Bonner, Aaron Ragsdale, Xiao Jun Jiang, James Salazar, Vanessa Obas, Christopher Scott, Chiemela Ubagharaji)
Seven Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Alumni have been named Extra Innings Fellows for 2013. Sidra Bonner (’12) will study medicine and public health at the University of California, San Francisco. James Salazar (’12) will also pursue his medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. Xiao Jun Jiang (’09) will work towards her MBA at Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Vanessa Obas ('11) will study medicine at the University of Florida. Aaron Ragsdale (’11) will pursue a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Christopher Scott (’13) will study law at the University of Minnesota and Chiemela Ubagharaji (’12) will study medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
The Extra Innings Fellowship Program was created to help highly motivated JRF Scholars overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers–the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. Through the program, JRF aims to promote the study of a broad range of topics that will have a substantive impact on communities across the globe and contribute to the intellectual growth of tomorrow's leaders. Fellows may receive up to $10,000 per year.