“Hola, I am Carlos Linares. I am from Mexico and moved to Boise to do a PhD in Ecology Evolution and Behavior at Boise State. My research project focuses on learning how insect communities are affected by light pollution.
For many in and outside the academic world, the benefits of fellowships, grants and other resources like these seems evident. They provide extra income to help sustain ourselves, pay for food, clothes and even tools for our projects, but I would like to share the benefits of [the Dean’s Graduate] fellowship. Recognition, approval, and the feeling that someone else – not your parents, not your friends, but someone else out there believes in you. We feel recognized for all those hours we put in hard work for our projects, we feel the approval when most needed as we share these moments of uncertainty, and lastly we feel someone thinks we belong and we should be part of this community.”
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, PhD