Gibran Chavez-Gudino is the Research Administrator for the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) and Nevada NASA EPSCoR programs. He is responsible for the operational planning and execution of statewide initiatives for both programs. For NVSGC it’s all about STEM education through scholarship contests, conferences, as well as general promotion of the program. One of his main goals is to engage students and faculty to broaden participation for the NVSGC program statewide. For Nevada NASA EPSCoR it’s all about building research infrastructure through CAN, RID Seed Grant, and Travel and Workshop opportunities.
While at Harvard University, Gibran worked extensively with international scholarships and grants including Fulbright Mexico (García-Robles), Fulbright Argentina, Becas Caldas out of Colombia, and Science without Borders (Ciência Sem Fronteiras) out of Brazil. Working with over 150 students and administering over $7 million in awards per year, Gibran has a wide array of experience with scholarship management and administrative tracking within higher education.
He earned a BA in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of San Diego and a Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) from Harvard Divinity School. Gibran is a political junkie as well as a soccer fanatic.