Stanford University geological sciences PhD student Sandra Schachat is among the 28 recipients of the 2021 Schmidt Science Fellowship. This postdoctoral fellowship supports early-career scientists committed to harnessing interdisciplinary science to make a positive difference in the world.
Schmidt Science Fellows have pursued PhDs in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering or computing and their post-doctoral placements represent a significant disciplinary pivot from their PhD topic.
“I’m amazed to have received this fellowship. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Schachat, who is in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences at Stanford. “Before I found out about this fellowship, I already wanted to work on different scientific questions as a postdoctoral fellow but I wasn’t sure it would be possible to switch disciplines. It still feels a little bit unreal that this fellowship exists and that they chose me.”
Award recipient, Sandra Schachat is a 2018 SIGF Fellow.