Tom Angell Fellowship Award

Awarded annually at the Office of Inclusive Excellence's Mentoring for Achievement and Excellence event, this fellowship is intended to honor Tom Angell’s contributions as the UCI Graduate Counselor to graduate student wellness and retention. Awards are open to graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding mentorship by going above and beyond their normal duties to create new opportunities to mentor UCI students.

Graduate Student Award

Gabe Rosales

Gabe Rosales

Department of Criminology, Law and Society
School of Social Ecology

Gabriel J Rosales is a second year doctoral student in the department of Criminology, Law and Society. As a life-long professional musician, his trajectory towards higher education occurred when he was incarcerated in 2007 and got sober. Gabriel's research is focused on arts in corrections, post-secondary education in prison, and California prison policies. He is an in-prison program provider, co-founder of the formerly incarcerated student organization at UC Irvine, the Underground Scholars, a steering committee member of the in-prison UC Irvine BA program, LIFTED, and he began his own non-profit in 2018. He has a long history of working with community-based organizations and grassroots organizations to provide resources to marginalized communities.



Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Kelly KazmierskiKelly Kazmierski

Department of Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology

Dr. Kelly Kazmierski is a postdoctoral scholar working in Dr. Jessie Borelli’s THRIVE Lab in the Department of Psychological Science. She completed a BA in Psychology at Pomona College and a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California. She was awarded an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship to study parent-child relationships as sources of resilience from the health effects of stress, with a focus on attachment processes that may mitigate the impact of discrimination-related stress on obesity-related health among adolescents.


Faculty Award

Brandon GolobBrandon Golob

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology

Brandon Golob is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Criminology, Law and Society. His teaching and research focus on how legal knowledge is translated to laypeople through mediated and face-to-face communication. His primary goal as a professor is to cultivate challenging but inclusive learning environments. In addition to his teaching, Professor Golob mentors UCI students through his roles as: a committee member for the First-Generation Faculty Initiative, the Learning Assistant Faculty Advisor for the School of Social Ecology, a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation, and the advisor of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. His additional interests include donuts, Netflix, and his dog Bruce (strong preference for activities that combine all three).

To find out more about this fellowship program, please visit the webpage for UCI Graduate Division Internal Fellowships.