Gifted Education Fellowship winners

Katie Lee, 2021 Gifted Education Fellowship winner
2021: Katie Lee

Katie Lee, a STEM educator, passionate advocate, and community builder, was recognized by the Mensa Foundation to support her in her pursuit of a master’s in gifted education from Johns Hopkins University.

Fabio Andres Parra-Martinez, 2021 Gifted Education Fellowship winner
2021: Fabio Andres Parra-Martinez

Fabio Andres Parra-Martinez, who is studying social-emotional development of gifted children and identity development for their teachers, was recognized with a Mensa Foundation Gifted Education Fellowship to support his doctoral studies at Purdue University.

Michelle Falanga, 2021 Gifted Education Fellowship winner
2021: Michelle Falanga

Teacher resource specialist for gifted and talented students, active volunteer, and passionate gifted education advocate Michelle Falanga was recognized with a Mensa Foundation Gifted Education Fellowship to support her doctoral studies at Rider University.

Lisa M. Lewis, 2020 Gifted Education Fellowship winner
2020: Lisa M. Lewis

Lisa Lewis, an award-winning educator, STEM coordinator, and adjunct professor, was awarded a Gifted Education Fellowship to further her mission to support her students regardless of differences in health functions, mental abilities, or socioeconomic backgrounds.

Aakash Chowkase, 2020 Gifted Education Fellowship winner
2020: Aakash Chowkase

Aakash Chowkase, a gifted youth teacher for more than 13 years and founder of India’s first post-graduate diploma in gifted education, was awarded the Mensa Foundation’s Gifted Education Fellowship to support his longitudinal research and mentoring project with rural and tribal students.

Lynne Henwood, 2019 Gifted Education Fellowship winner
2019: Lynne Henwood

Recognizing her work as a gifted and talented teacher in Washington Township, N.J., her service in both state and national associations for gifted children, and her ambition to provide an educational environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking, the Mensa Foundation is proud to award Lynne Henwood with its inaugural Gifted Education Fellowship.