The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship was established at Connecticut College in 2009. Since that time,we have welcomed fifteen cohorts of students. Many of our MMUF scholars have gone on to graduate school and completed Phd’s, including Eric LeFlore ‘11; Jamile Jorge’ 13; Andrea Mendoza ‘13; Asia Bento ‘14; and Zoe Diaz-Martin ‘12.

MMUF Scholars

Cohort 15, Class of 2025

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Eilaris Brito

Hispanic Studies major

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Bella Castellanos Palacios

Government major

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Aiden Schiell

East Asian Studies major

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Felipe De Los Santos

History & International Relations majors

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Zale Peart

History & International Relations majors

Cohort 14, Class of 2024

Olivia Loo

Sociology & Student-Designed Interdisciplinary majors

Kevin O'Neal

Psychology & Latin American and Latino Studies majors

Francis Sesenaya

Anthropology & Global Islamic Studies majors

Seth Shimelfarb-Wells

English major

Leslie Villegas

Anthropology & Computer Science majors

Cohort 13, Class of 2023

Edgar Alvarez, Sociology & Psychology majors

Anuhea Breeden, East Asian Studies & Anthropology majors

Malissa Lindsey, Sociology major

Quincy Robinson, Gender, Sexuality, & Intersectionality Studies major


Cohort 12, Class of 2022

Betsy Aguilar, Anthropology & Hispanic Studies majors

Autumn Galindo, Government & History majors

Lorena de Leon, English & Film Studies majors

Daniel Varela, International Studies, Italian, & Latin American & Latino Studies majors