Congratulations to this year’s Hub Graduate Fellows

The Graduate School and The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology (Hub) at Michigan State University welcomes the 2021-2022 fellowship cohort to learn with us, influence the future of higher education, and further develop as leaders and public scholars by becoming a Graduate School/MSU Hub fellow.

Through collaborative education design projects, the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is helping to innovate and improve teaching, learning, and student success at MSU. This is not a conventional teaching or research fellowship. Instead, through the fellowship, graduate students explore spaces where educators are thinking differently about teaching and learning, see human centered design in practice, and contribute to real outcomes that impact campus. Being a Hub Grad Fellow means joining a diverse team of interdisciplinary experts to improve MSU as a teaching and learning institution. Learn more: 

This year’s cohort:

  • Alexandra Lee, Educational Psychology and Educational Technology in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education
    Topic: Students’ motivational belief development and impact on outcomes
  • Brittany Brewer, [theatre] artist, writer, educator, and doctoral student in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education
    Topic: The role of the arts and collaborative learning in undergraduate education spaces
  • Everardo J. Cuevas, PhD student in the department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures
    Topic: antiracist writing pedagogy
  • Hima Rawal, doctoral candidate in Second Language Studies
    Topic: contribute to cultivating and nurturing a community of Graduate Teaching Assistants that focuses on co-constructing knowledge for best pedagogical practices and overall well-being
  • Ramya Swayamprakash, PhD candidate
    Topic: translate research for broader public outreach


Advice from previous Hub Grad Fellows

“During my Hub grad fellowship experience, I got to closely work with different units on MSU campus beyond my own department, which helped me to see different work cultures, practice my collaboration skills, and expand my professional network.” Reyila Hadeer, 2020-2021 Hub Graduate Fellow.

“The biggest takeaway from me was learning to operate on an interdisciplinary team that also included stakeholders. I feel like a lot of educational research is done without the input of the people who would be using any products to come out of the research, but Spartan Studios was not like that at all.” Nick Young, 2020-2021 Hub Graduate Fellow.


Makena Neal