Asya Spears Receives Predoctoral Fellow Position

Congratulations to Asya Spears, the recipient of the Predoctoral Fellow of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Asya Spears is a third year Doctoral Student in the Department of Biostatistics. She earned a BS in Mathematics from Spelman College in 2011. Asya spent the summer of 2013 as a Summer Associate at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, applying social networking tools to better understand how organizational partnerships promote disaster resilience across LA County. In 2012, Asya served as co-chair of Students of Color for Public Health at FSPH and co-coordinator for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Graduate Welcome Day. Asya is a Predoctoral Fellow of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, whose mission is to increase diversity in college and university faculty. (PDF)