Andrew Sensenig wins USDA fellowship for HSI faculty

Andrew Sensenig, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director in biology, has been accepted into the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship summer program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the summer of 2019. Fellowships offer faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) insight into the federal government, as well as opportunities available with USDA and other federal agencies for their institutions and students. As a science fellow, Sensenig will collaborate with federal scientists at the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lincoln, NB. Fellows are part of a “dynamic network of leaders from academia and government that work to advance the excellence of education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions,” according to the fellowship announcement. The program is named for Eligio “Kika” de la Garza II, who, as a Texas State Representative and U.S. Congressman, supported education, the environment, agriculture, civil rights and better relations with Mexico. More at


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