May 17, 2018
Kindall Murie (‘18, Biology) was an important part of the Humboldt State women’s basketball team’s postseason run this season, and now she is earning recognition for her work off the court. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awarded her a fellowship grant to continue her postgraduate work in marine biology.
“This is a tremendous honor for Kindall,” said HSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Michelle Bento-Jackson. “She has worked extremely hard to put herself in a position to receive this grant and we are very proud of her. This will greatly help her in continuing to work towards her long-term goals and I know she is very grateful.”
The NSFGRFP is focused on supporting remarkable graduate students who seek to further their education in research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. For 2018, the NSF received over 12,000 applications and made 2,000 award offers.
“I’m really into research,” said Murie. “My dream job would be being at a ‘research one’ school and teaching upper division classes while still focusing on my personal research and making a difference through that medium.”
Murie plans to remain at HSU for the next two years while she earns her masters in marine biology and then hopes to go on to another Ph.D. program.
The senior from Boise, Idaho, played in all 32 games for the Lumberjacks during the 2017-18 season. She helped the team capture the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA West Regional Championships.