CEMS graduate student Marisa Bazzi awarded PRISM Baker Fellowship
Marisa Bazzi, a sixth-year materials science and engineering PhD candidate in Professor Victor Barocas' research group, has been awarded a PRISM Baker Fellowship to Stanford University. PRISM Baker Scholars are talented researchers in academic fields across the University from identity groups underrepresented in academia who are developing research independence through top-notch mentoring, innovative scientific training, and strategic collaborations. Bazzi will start her postdoctoral training at Stanford in January 2024, where she will be working with Professor Alison Marsden on a project centered around growth and remodeling in tissue-engineered vascular grafts.
The PRISM mission is to attract top graduate students from underrepresented identity groups to postdoctoral training at Stanford University and support their success and sense of belonging as postdoctoral scholars through community support. The PRISM Baker Fellowship provides matching funds to support some of these first-year postdoctoral scholars in developing independence, while also supporting faculty in developing more inclusive and equitable recruitment and training practices.