Fiona Miranda

Fiona Miranda is a senior at the University of Hawaii at ​Manoa​ studying anthropology with a focus on forensic anthropology. She’s the vice president of UH-Manoa’s anthropology club and a member of its graduate student mentoring program.

She’s engaged in research on clothing decomposition in different burial conditions, and after she graduates, she plans work towards an advanced degree in forensic anthropology.

“Receiving this scholarship allows me to focus more on my studies, my research, and the extracurricular activities that I am involved in. It also relieves much of my financial burden, since I pay for tuition by myself through part-time work,” she said.