University Fellowships Mark

About the Office


Caitlin Ting

Dr. Ting earned her dual-title doctorate in Psychology and Language Science from the Pennsylvania State University. She developed a deep understanding of fellowship and grant applications and a passion for working with undergraduates while conducting her doctoral research on bilingualism and the relationship between syntactic processing in language and music. Dr. Ting is enthusiastic about helping undergraduates discover and pursue fellowship opportunities that nurture their personal and professional interests.

Phone: 814-863-8199

Renata Horvatek

Renata Horvatek recently completed a dual-title doctorate in Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education. Previously, Renata served as International Relations Officer at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Croatia for 10 years, giving her a multitude of experience in the field of study abroad and student exchange programs. Renata is eager to help students at Penn State be successful in applying for scholarships, because the experience of studying and living abroad is not only a life-changing experience for individuals, but also because the experience fosters appreciation, respect, and understanding between cultures and nations.


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. In addition, Jeff 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 alumni as they apply for fellowships.


Phone: 814-863-8199

Elisabeth (Lis) Garner is currently pursuing a dual-title doctorate in Rural Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation research looks at the social and gender dynamics of regional food systems in Northern Ghana, which was funded by the Borlaug Food Security Fellowship. Lis is excited to support students and faculty in successfully applying to scholarship opportunities. From her personal experience, she sees how both the application process and these experiences offer great opportunities for personal and professional growth. Previously, Lis worked as a municipal planner in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas, as well as a policy analyst for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She holds a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BA in International Relations and French from SUNY Geneseo.

Phone: 814-863-8199

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802