Tanya Furman, PhD – Interim Director
Tanya Furman, Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Geosciences, is the Interim Director of the University Fellowships Office. Dr. Furman received her undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She held a Fulbright Scholarship to Iceland prior to the start of her doctoral program, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her research on volcanic rocks has enabled her to spend extended periods of time in Iceland, Chile, Turkey and many countries in Africa.
Jeff Watts joined the University Fellowships Office in August of 2013. Jeff received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the University Fellowships Office, Jeff worked as a Projects Assistant for the Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start in Urbana, IL. Jeff enjoys travel, and has lived and worked abroad twice in the United Kingdom. As a member of the University Fellowships Office Jeff is excited to help undergraduates, graduates, and alumnus as they apply for the various scholarships and fellowships that the office supports.
Renata Horvatek joined the University Fellowships Office Fall 2014 as a graduate intern. She is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education dual degree program. Renata served as International Relations Officer at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, in Croatia, for 10 years, and has a lot of experience in the field of study abroad and students’ exchange programs. Renata is eager to help PSU students to be successful in applying for scholarships, because experience of studying and living abroad is not only a life changing experience for individuals, but it fosters appreciation, respect and understanding between cultures and nations.
Caitlin Ting – Graduate Intern
Caitlin Ting joined the University Fellowships Office in January 2016 as a graduate intern. She successfully defended her dissertation July 2016 and will graduate with a dual-title doctorate in Psychology and Language Sciences December 2016. She holds a Master’s of Science in Psychology and Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Spanish. Caitlin is enthusiastic about helping students discover and pursue fellowship opportunities that nurture their personal, academic, and career interests.