The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.
Jomaira is currently a Ph.D. student in sociology at Rutgers University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of race, black feminism and higher education. She is primarily interested in how women of color navigate historically white colleges by adopting or resisting traditional academic norms in creative ways.
Now a member of Bryn Mawr’s Board of Trustees, Jomaira was a first-generation student who majored in sociology and minored in education. While at Bryn Mawr, she participated in a Summer of Service internship in the Philadelphia Mayor's Office, worked as a student coordinator for Bryn Mawr's partnership with Parkway West High School, and traveled to Bangladesh for an international conference hosted by the Asian University for Women.
In addition to her NSF fellowship, Jomaira is a Posse Scholar and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her Mellon research project was conducted under the guidance of Professor of Sociology David Karen.