Meet The DDCSP UM Team:

                                                                  Director and Principal Investigator: Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor

Program Manager: Kafi Laramore-Josey 

Kafi serves as the logistics and administrative coordinator for DDCSP UM. She is also the staff liaison to the internship organizations who work with year 2 scholars. 

Program Manager: Beatriz Cañas  

Beatriz serves as the curriculum and professional development coordinator for DDCSP UM. She is also the staff liaison to the research mentors who are part of the Year 1 scholar research experience. 

Advisory Board: 

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  • Amaris Alanis-Ribiero, Manager of Secondary Education and Career Programs, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Benjamin Cuker, Professor, Hampton University School of Science
  • Karen DeGannes, Senior Manager of Gas Transmission Interconnection, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Molly M. Flanagan, Vice President of Policy, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Emily Reyna, Director of Diversity, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Alan Spears, Government Affairs and Cultural Resources Director, National Parks Conservation Association
  • Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Our Supporters 

Thank you to our gracious supporters who contribute to the mission of the Doris Duke Foundation at the University of Michigan.  We proudly support the following Ann Arbor local businesses: