Our Graduate Fellows

The E.E. Just Graduate Fellowship (EEJGF) is a one-year fellowship held by established members of the Dartmouth graduate community who have a deep commitment to the mission of the E.E. Just Program. Graduate Fellows serve as near-peer mentors and role models for undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the E.E. Just Community. Working in collaboration with the Director, Graduate Fellows design and facilitate E.E. Just Programming. As a result of their involvement with the E.E. Just Program, graduate fellows will be better positioned for promising careers in academia and/or industry.

Current Graduate Fellows

Adrianna De La Torre

Research Mentor: Dr. T.Y. Chang, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Adrianna Delatorre in her lab

Adrianna is a PhD candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program at Dartmouth. She is from California and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychobiology at UCLA. She currently works in the Chang Lab and in the Biochemistry & Cell Biology Department and is working on developing nanoparticles to target cholesterol regulation/metabolism as a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease. Adrianna has been involved with the E.E. Just Program since 2015 as a Graduate Fellow and has enjoyed mentoring undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in STEM.


Lessley Hernandez

Research Mentor: Dr. Xing-Dong Yang


Lessley Hernandez Headshot

Lessley Hernandez is Salvadoran American and considers Houston, Texas home. Lessley received her BA from Dartmouth class of 2020, where she fell in love with Computer Science and was an Undergraduate E.E. Just Fellow. As an EE Just Undergraduate Fellow, Lessley researched El Salvador's youth digital citizenship and mapped the disparity of food access and farmworkers' food insecurity in the United States. Now she is pursuing a master's degree in computer science at Dartmouth. She is currently working in the XDiscovery Lab under Dr. Xing-Dong Yang to design accessible technology. As an E.E. Just Graduate Fellow, she's looking to form community and mentor the E.E.Just Community and help them along in their journey in STEM.