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2020 Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductees

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is proud to announce the 2020 Northwestern University inductees for the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Please join us in congratulating this year's inductees:

dotts-webAriel Dotts
Driskell Graduate Program (DGP)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serdar Bulun
Ariel is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Driskell Graduate Program in Life Sciences. Her research investigates the role hormones play in inducing human labor so that we can develop better therapeutics to prevent preterm labor from occurring.

Maxwell Edmonds
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Teresa Woodruff
Maxwell is an MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). His research focuses on creating novel bioengineering solutions and technologies for studying the male reproductive system and developing new solutions for combating infertility and endocrine dysfunction in young men and boys diagnosed with cancer.

evans-web.jpgJabari Evans
Media, Technology, and Society (MTS)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aymar Jean
Jabari is a fourth-year PhD candidate in media, technology, and society (MTS) and a research fellow at the Northwestern Center of Media and Human Development. His research focuses on the digital subcultures that urban youth and young adults of color develop and inhabit to understand their social environments, emotional development, and professional aspirations. 

Nicolas Watkins
Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Schaller
Nicolas is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry. His current research pertains to synthesizing 2D semiconductor nanoparticles with unique optical phenomena unseen in 0D and 1D structures.

Antoineen White
Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program (IBiS)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Lackner
Antoineen is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) graduate program. Her current research investigates how organelle positioning within cells impacts organelle function and cellular fitness.

About the Society

The purpose of the Edward A. Bouchet Society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. In the spirit of Edward Alexander Bouchet and the scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy he exhibited, inductees into the Bouchet Society must exhibit these same outstanding qualities. The Northwestern University Society is committed to intellectual excellence and interdisciplinary work, with the additional goal of using this knowledge in the service of society.

Learn more about the Bouchet Society.