Three in Rausser College named UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellows

July 29, 2022

Rausser College is proud to announce three postdoctoral researchers who were awarded the 2022-23 University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development, and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

Rausser College recipients this year are:

David J.X. González

Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

González is researching wildfire smoke exposure and maternal health in Northern California, in collaboration with professor Rachel Morello-Frosch.

Alexander Huezo

Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Huezo’s research focuses on “mythmaking and environmental justice studies,” with faculty mentor Michael Mascarenhas.

Jesús Martínez-Gómez

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB)

Working with faculty mentors Benjamin Blackman in PMB and Yun S. Song in Computer Science and Statistics, Martínez-Gómez’s research takes an evolutionary and developmental approach to the characterization of distinct life history strategies in Monkey flowers.

Read more about the award and all the fellows on the program website