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Project L/EARN News and Events » Project L/EARN alumnus Mike Alvarez awarded Soros Fellowship



Project L/EARN alumnus Mike Alvarez awarded Soros Fellowship
April 2014. Project L/EARN alum Mike Alvarez (cohort of 2005) was awarded a Soros Fellowship for New Americans are granted to doctoral students who are committed to addressing critical social needs, will advance his interests in mental health issues through graduate study at the University of Massachusetts. In Project L/EARN, he worked under the guidance of faculty mentor Dr. Kathleen Pottick on a project titled “Correlates of Medication Use among Transition-Age Patients with Severe Emotional Disturbances in Outpatient Care Settings.” He then returned to Project L/EARN as a teaching assistant. After graduating from Rutgers with a BA in psychology, Alvarez earned two masters degrees from Goddard College: an MA in individualized studies, and an MFA in creative writing. He is one of very few social science doctoral students to win a Soros Fellowship, and may be the first communication scholar. Read more about the Soros Fellowship here.

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