The Dona G. Graam Fellowship is the result of a bequest from Dona Gayler Graam (1892-1979). She taught at West Terre Haute and Indiana State University. Graam also opened a medical laboratory in Terre Haute and worked in the laboratory for eight years. The fellowship supports female graduate students who are engaged in research or teaching in zoology.
2022 Graam Fellow: Mary Woodruff
Mary Woodruff is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Associate Professor Kim Rosvall's lab. She is interested in the behavioral and physiological mechanisms of thermal tolerance. In Mary’s dissertation, she examines how wild birds respond to heat waves. She aims for her work to deepen our understanding of how animals are responding to climate change. Mary will be pursuing a career in federal wildlife biology upon completion of her Ph.D.