Congratulations to Ivanna Escala for receiving the Thomas Tombrello Scholarship as part of the France Córdova Graduate Student Fund! The fund provides money for research-related expenses. Ivanna plans to use the money to travel to conferences to present her work on the chemical evolution of stellar systems in and around the Andromeda galaxy.
As a side note, France Córdova was Caltech’s commencement speaker on June 14, 2019. Dr. Córdova is an alumna of Caltech Astronomy, and she is currently the director of the National Science Foundation. Her generosity makes this fund possible. Nicha Leethochawalit was a previous recipient of the Neugebauer version of this award.