Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship Recipients

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship Recipients

Meet Our 2021 Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship Recipients

The Eugene Cota-Robles (ECR) Fellowship is the most prestigious diversity fellowship offered at UC Irvine.  This award is used to release recipients from employment or loan obligations that might delay progress in graduate study. The fellowship is designed to place students interested in careers in academic teaching and research on a fast-track towards completing their doctoral degree, and to increase the number of qualified candidates for faculty positions within the University of California. The Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship is named in honor of one of the earliest Mexican-American professors in the University of California System. Scroll below to meet this year’s winners!

ShaniceHyler, UCI Office of Inclusive ExcellenceShanice Aaliyah Hyler

Why did you choose UCI for graduate study?

I chose UCI because it is a well established research institution that offered me competitive funding. I had great meetings with faculty in my department and I will have the opportunity to work with these professors whose interests closely align with mine.

What are your research interests?

Critical approaches to-and a critical analysis of race, gender, and class in- rehabilitation, rehabilitative justice, and evidence based practices.

How will you impact the academic community after you earn your PhD?

Through my devotion to research that pushes the boundaries of scholarship engaged in oppressing groups that do not align with the views of the ruling class.