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About the Office


Caitlin Ting

Dr. Ting earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish and a dual-title doctorate in Psychology and Language Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research on bilingualism and the relationship between syntactic processing in language and music has given her a deep understanding of the process of applying for grants and fellowships, as well as enabled her to spend an extended period of time conducting research in the Netherlands. Dr. Ting is enthusiastic about helping undergraduates discover and pursue fellowship opportunities that nurture their personal, academic, and career interests.

Phone: 814-865-9902

Renata Horvatek

Renata Horvatek joined the University Fellowships Office fall 2012 as a graduate intern.  She recently completed a dual 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.


Phone: 814-863-8199

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

Sean joined the University Fellowships Office in fall 2017. He is currently earning a Ph.D. in English, with research interests in 20th-century literature and digital humanities. His academic teaching has provided him with a great deal of experience collaborating with students of diverse backgrounds, teaching those students about advanced methods of writing and research, and preparing them for future careers in their chosen fields. Sean previously received a M.A. in English from Penn State and B.A. in English from Westmont College.

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

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