Student and Resident Travel Fellowships

Students and residents had the opportunity to attend any of the educations offerings and events at Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry. 

Student Travel Fellowships

Resident Travel Fellowships

Best Student Scientific Presentation at Academy 2018 San Antonio
Nevin El-Nimri, OD, PhD, FAAO

Frank W. Weymouth Student Travel Fellowship
Rebecca Deffler, OD, MS
Augustine Nti, OD

Irvin M. Borish Student Travel Fellowship 
Nahida Akter 
Abdulla Alamri 

Brazelton Low Vision Student Travel Fellowship 
Wai Fung 

Edward I. Goodlaw Student Travel Fellowship 
Joanna Toner 

Robert D. Newcomb Student Travel Fellowship Award for Leadership 
Alison Jensen 

Michael G. Harris Student Travel Fellowship Award for Leadership 
Bibin Cherian 

AAO Student Travel Fellowships 
Deborah Awisi-Gyua 
Lacey Haines 
Neeraj Singh 
Sandra Wagner 
Tiong Peng Yap, OD 

Arizona Chapter Student Travel Fellowship 
Jasdeep Soni 

Funded by an educational grant from Johnson and Johnson Vision 
Nicole Adam 
Michelle Antonucci 
Khob Bhandari 
Jaime Etterling 
Raymond Farmer 
Hannah Gregory 
Brian Helmetag 
Chuan Hu, OD 
Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan 
WeiHau Lew 
Taylor Norris 
Sudan Puri 
Casey Ramirez Cortes 
Noor Haziq Saliman 
Divya Senthilkumar 
Jennyffer Smith, OD 
Emma Stewart-Bates 
Kelsey Trast 
Kent Uehara 
Yen-Chiao Wang, MD

ARVO 2019 
Generously supported by an educational grant from Johnson and Johnson Vision 
Suman Adhikari, BOptom 
Moonjung Choi, MS 
Justin Courson 
Nicole Karson  Natalie Stepien-Bernabe 
 
From the American Academy of Optometry Foundation

Beta Sigma Kappa
Salwa Saleh

Brett G. Bence Clinical
Raphaella Tran

Brett G. Bence Leadership
Astiney Franklin

Elmer H. Eger Memorial
Quinn Gallen
Mayra Lazo

Kirschen Family
Lea Hair

Lois Schoenbrun
Makayla Porter

Luxottica
Chung Ki Fung
Nicole Karson

N. Rex Ghormley
Betty Li

AAOF Student Giving Matching Travel Grants

Illinois College of Optometry
Alexandra Beachnau
Randi-Jo Francis

Indiana University
Ashley Ladd
Cade Millikin
Anthony Offerle
Noa Robson

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences

Elizabeth Casper
Alexandra Matejczyk

Northeastern State
University

Hannah Sanders
Brianna Weber

The Ohio State University
Erin Filbrant
Derek Heimlich
Lindsey Hutchinson
Lindsay Page
Paige Scott
Emma Thompson

Salus University
Ashley Bachkhaz
Jessie Vorachek

State University of New York
Alex Kim
Siyun Ren

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mackenzie Edwards Dziedzic
Kelsie L. Morgan
Sadiksha Prasain
Nicole Leigh Roddy

University of California Berkeley
Samantha Lin
Thuy Nguyen

University of Pikeville
Julia Bao
Silva Lo
Brittany Martin
Logan Ritchhart

From the World Council of Optometry

World Optometry Foundation Student Travel Fellowship
Memoonna Arshad, MPhil
Shivam Bajoria
Nabeela Hasrod, BOptom, MPhil
Isaura Ilorena Dos Santos, BOptom
Alvin Munsamy, BOptom, MOptom
Nnenne Onu, OD, MSc

Allergan Resident Travel Fellowships 
Maria Adriaansen, OD 
Jaana Ashtiani-Zarandi, OD 
Daisy Berisha, OD 
Amrit Bilkhu, OD 
Elizabeth Brooks, OD 
Vikarma Brooks, OD 
Allegra Burgher, OD 
Courtney Cape, OD 
Vincent Chan, OD 
Mary Chivetta, OD 
Allison Choi, OD 
Rachel Choi, OD 
Sydney Cooper, OD 
Elizabeth Davis, OD 
Lauren Fernandez, OD 
Reid Gardner, OD 
Dennis Giang, OD 
Abigail Gonsalves, OD 
Madison Goodfellow, OD 
Jesal Haribhakti, OD 
Nicole Harris, OD 
Andrew Henderson, OD 
Carissa Hintz, OD 
Courtney Hongo, OD 
Jessica Jankiewicz, OD 
Lucinda Kauffman, OD 
Kimber Kenzli, OD 
Larissa Krenk, OD 
Luke Lirones, OD 
Kelly Morgan, OD,MS 
Sara Moses, OD 
Jimmy Nguyen, OD 
Taylor Phillips, OD, MBA 
Sarah Quan, OD, PhD 
Dana Rhea, OD 
Sohail Sakkari, OD 
Branden Shaffer, OD 
Abigail Strauss, OD 
Skylar Williams, OD 
Corinne Wong, OD

Anterior Segment Section Resident Travel Fellowship
Brittany Hoyle, OD
Paige Sorrentino, OD

Arizona Chapter Resident Travel Fellowship 
Jacqueline Yu, OD 

Florida Chapter Resident Travel Fellowships 
Mickinzee Combs, OD 
Lauren Nicholas, OD 
Esther Park, OD 
Alexandria Rawls, OD

International Keratoconus Academy in memory of Janet Barr
Sophia Leung, OD
Yue Yu, OD, PhD

Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowships
Generously sponsored by CooperVision
Christopher Albright, OD
Jacqueline Benoit, OD
Chelsea Bradley, OD
Audrey Janelle-Brousseau, OD
Michael Everson, OD
Mari Fujimoto, OD
Stephanie Gee, OD, MPH
Amrit Jawanda, OD
Joseph Isik, OD
Haley Italia, OD
Matthew Lee, OD
Valerie Lim, OD
Nancy Liu, OD
Pooja Mahadev, OD
Courtney Melchione, OD
Balijinder Momrath, OD
Ghazal Naseri, OD
Thanhan Nguyen, OD
Kendra Phillis, OD
Nicole Poon, OD
Kathleen Prendergast, OD
Charis-Ann Rickletts, OD
Ryan Rutschilling, OD
Kevan Smith, OD
Jessica Sun, OD
Duc Tran, OD
Jessica Vickery, OD
Vanessa Wang, OD
Kimberly Weisenberger, OD
Christina Wenn, OD
Rosa (Yawen) Yang, OD