Academic Fellows Program

The Academic Fellows Program (AFP) is designed to provide specialized opportunities and programs to SBS undergraduate students who identify as first generation, BIPOC, and/or are from low-income families.

Announcement, April 20, 2021: Dr. Griffin-Fennell has been appointed as the first full-time Director of the Academic Fellows Program. Read more.

SBS alum Jeanai Celestin’18, Economics and Public Policy, on her time at UMass in the Honors College

After joining The Emerging Scholars program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jeanai earned a spot in the Commonwealth Honors College.  Jeanai graduated in 2018 with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Public Policy Administration.

Jeanai worked for …

By Carol Sharick
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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

Illustrated by Marian Blair

Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

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Behind the Leader: Michelle Chung

“I decided to come to UMass because of the major itself. The thing about SCD was the fact that it has sustainability built into the curriculum, and it’s at the crossroads of the social and scientific side of environmental work. …

By Alli Pierpont
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