American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 AAO/AAOF Resident Travel Fellowship Recipients

Published October 5, 2021

ORLANDO, FL – October 5, 2021 - The American Academy of Optometry and its Foundation would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Resident Travel Fellowships. These travel fellowships will allow residents to attend Academy 2021 Boston, November 3-6, 2021.

Allergan Resident Travel Fellowships
Sponsored by Allergan an AbbVie company

Austin Barr, OD, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Allyx Beaulier, OD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Anthony Boyd, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Grace Brasel, OD, Indiana University School of Optometry
Rachel Bruinsma, OD, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
Melissa Caceres, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Paige Carr, OD, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Shuyi Suzy Chen, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Christina Cherny, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Thomas Collins, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Kayla Cook, OD, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Adrienne Coulter, OD, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Stephen Dellostritto, OD, State University of New York
Raymond Farmer, OD, State University of New York
Marisa Fehlhafer, OD, University of Missouri St-Louis College of Optometry
Ivanna Grynyk, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Michael Habib, OD, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Marie Huegel, OD, Southern College of Optometry
Tracy Hutchings, OD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Mia Klekos, OD, New England College of Optometry
Samantha Lee, OD, Southern College of Optometry
Kristina Lin, OD, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Anthony Mac, OD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Emiy Moores, OD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Jacqueline Nguyen, OD, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Olivia Nichols, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Jennifer Nightingale, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry
Jeffrey Reardon, OD, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
Claire Rocken, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Hannah Sanders, OD, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Kevin Shahnazi, OD, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Dana Shannon, OD University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Emily Shtull, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Victoria Shust, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Sadaf Siddiqui, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry
Claire Skorseth, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Andrew Sprenkel, OD, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Erlein Melissa Joy Tacastacas, OD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Lauren Thamel, OD, New England College of Optometry
Lisa Wadolowski, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Resident Travel Fellowship

Komal Patel, OD, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Fareesa Siddiqui, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Anterior Segment Resident Travel Fellowships
Sponsored by the Anterior Segment Section of the American Academy of Optometry

Sabari Arcot, OD, University of Missouri St-Louis College of Optometry
Nicole Auble, OD, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Aspen Chun, OD, Southern College of Optometry
Adam Kluck, OD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Salena Quach, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry

Arizona Chapter Resident Travel FellowshipS
Sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry

Lani May Centeno, OD, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Michelle Yoshimoto, OD, Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowships
Sponsored by CooperVision

Noell Acord, OD, New England College of Optometry
Meagan Anderson, OD, University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
Christine Bui, OD, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
Benjamin Cyphers, OD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Connor Haugen, OD, University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
Sissi He, OD, Pacific University
Selena Huang, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Andrea  Labunski, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Sam Lee, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Melissa Levine, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
Richard Martin, OD, Pacific University
Thomas Nguyen, OD, Pacific University
Zachary Reynard, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Cindy Shan, OD, University of Waterloo
Sherry Shang, OD, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
William Skoog, OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Michael Wong, OD, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Hannah Yoon, OD, New England College of Optometry
Lauren Zabaleta, OD, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

Florida Chapter Resident Travel Fellowships
Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry

Pooja Alloju, OD, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
Tina Thomas, OD, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

International Keratoconus Academy Resident Travel Fellowship in Memory of Janet Barr
Sponsored by the International Keratoconus Academy

Kevin Feng, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Sweta Das, OD, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Ocutech Low Vision Research Travel Fellowship
Sponsored by the American Academy of Optometry Low Vision Section

Mariah Marshall, OD, State University of New York College of Optometry
David Nguyen, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry
Alexis Smith, OD, University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry

The Allergan, Anterior Segment and Florida Chapter travel fellowship recipients will be recognized at the Student and Resident Awards Lunch on Thursday, November 4 from Noon to 1:00 pm in Ballroom East at the Boston Convention Exhibition Center. CooperVision Resident Travel Fellowships will be presented at the Residents Day Lunch on Saturday November 6 from noon until 1:30pm in Meeting Rm 206AB at the BCEC. The AAOF Travel Fellowships, IKA Resident Travel Fellowships, and Ocutech Low Vision Research Travel Fellowship will be presented at the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, November 6 from 11:00 to 1:30 pm.