2021 CSE Scholarship Program
New Benefits for a Virtual Age
- Complimentary registration to the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting (tentatively May 3-4, 2021)
- Complimentary Worldwide Membership for 2021
- Complimentary registration to participate in any one 2021 Virtual Short Course
- A mentor paired through the CSE Mentorship Program
Team Lead – Special Projects, Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd
Simona Fernandes is an accomplished BELS-certified Editor with 4 years of experience in scholarly publishing. Currently, she leads a team of talented copy editors and is working on a project that deals exclusively with post-acceptance manuscripts. She specializes in editorial quality management and in developing content and language management and processing tools. She is dedicated toward creating informative material and training early career professionals in STEM fields.
Assistant Managing Editor, American Society for Radiation Oncology
Kevin is the assistant managing editor for the American Society for Radiation Oncology and has worked in scholarly publishing for three years. In addition to facilitating the peer review and production processes, Kevin also produces podcasts for the ASTRO journals. Kevin is originally from Oxford, Ohio; he earned his bachelor’s degree studying wildlife biology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.
Editorial Assistant, African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Nwoko El-shama has been an Editorial Assistant for the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine for 4 years. She infrequently freelances while concurrently conducting her PhD research on Pharmaceutical Microbiology, at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She considers scientific editing as the convergence of her educational and research background in life science and her love for high quality scientific publications. Outside of work and school, Nwoko loves spending time with her family.
Community Engagement Administrator, American Society of Biologists
Katie earned her Master’s degree in Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida where she studied citrus breeding and first became interested in plant science leadership, teaching and science communication. She is currently the Community Engagement Administrator for the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Her main role is to support, nurture, and grow ASPB’s plant science community. She works primarily with ASPB’s Member Services and Marketing teams to manage the Plantae Online Community and coordinate ASPB digital communication channels. You can find Katie on Twitter @ktlrogers.
Scientific Publishing Editor
Kesiah Stoker has 5 years of experience in scholarly publishing, including 2 years as a Scientific Publishing Editor at Canadian Science Publishing, where she copy edited and processed manuscripts. She has experience on a variety of projects, including implementing efficiencies in production workflow. Kesiah holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Management from the University of Western Ontario. She is looking forward to new opportunities in scholarly publishing.
Associate Editor, Technica Editorial Services
Grace grew up in Miami, Florida where she earned a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Asian Studies, and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. In 2015, she earned her M.A. in English (Rhetoric and Composition) from NC State University. Grace has experience in university administration, student affairs, teaching first-year writing, and communications. As an Associate Editor at Technica Editorial Services, she provides support for peer-review editorial offices, copyediting, proofreading, and production. In her spare time, Grace enjoys playing board games, reading books and comic books, and playing drums with her husband in their band.
The CSE Scholarship Program was developed to support editors and publishing professionals by sponsoring their attendance at the CSE annual meeting. The scholarship program will be open again in the fall of 2021.
Previous CSE Scholarship Recipients
Amy King, Rosanna Vail, Annie Yueh
Christine Melchione, Anip Joshi, Kayla R. Zehr
Daralynn Pilkie, Karma Tenzin and Nikhil Thangiah
Heather DiAngelis, Andrew Mataya, Farah Qaiser
Rahul K. Arora, Sheryl Vaz, Julie Vo
Brittany White, Mariah Hanley, Rhea Williams
Silvia Elena Buntinx, Kimberly Rosenfield, Erin Russell
Elizabeth Gebhardt, Michelle Liew, Sarah Tipsin
Lohfa Bali Chirdan, Bhawan Singh Gharti Magar