American Academy of Optometry Shares 2019 Resident Travel Fellowship Recipients

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ORLANDO, Fl.—The American Academy of Optometry has shared the recipients of its 2019 Resident Travel Fellowship Awards. These travel fellowships will allow residents to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019. The recipients will be recognized at the Student and Resident Awards Lunch on Thursday, October 24 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Valencia W415 CD in the Orange County Convention Center. CooperVision Resident Travel Fellowships will be presented at the CooperVision booth #809 on Thursday, October 24 from 10:30am to 11:30am in the exhibit hall. The IKA Resident Travel Fellowship will be presented at the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

This year’s recipients are:

Allergan Resident Travel Fellowships

Sponsored by Allergan

Dana Rhea, OD, Northeastern State University

Corinne Wong, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Mary Chivetta, OD, University of Missouri at St. Louis

Luke Lirones, OD, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

Nicole Harris, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Elizabeth Davis, OD, Southern College of Optometry

Allison Choi, OD, Pacific University

Vincent Chan, OD, Pacific University

Jesal Haribhakti, OD, Indiana University

Sara Moses, OD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Amrit Bilkhu, OD, University of California, Berkeley

Courtney Cape, OD, University of Houston

Abigail Gonsalves, OD, Indiana University

Courtney Hongo, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Dennis Giang, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Allegra Burgher, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Skylar Williams, OD, University of Houston

Lucinda Kauffman, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Abigail Strauss, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Carissa Hintz, OD, Pacific University

Jessica Jankiewicz, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Madison Goodfellow, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Kelly Morgan, OD, MS, The Ohio State University

Sydney Cooper, OD, Southern College of Optometry

Maria Adriaansen, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Elizabeth Brooks, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Vikarma Brooks, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Andrew Henderson, OD, Northeastern State University

Daisy Berisha, OD, State University of New York

Branden Shaffer, OD, Indiana University

Sohail Sakkari, OD, State University of New York

Rachel Choi, OD, University of Houston

Kimber Kenzli, OD, Pacific University

Lauren Fernandez, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Reid Gardner, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Sarah Quan, OD, PhD, State University of New York

Larissa Krenk, OD, Indiana University

Jaana Ashtiani-Zarandi, OD, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

Jimmy Nguyen, OD, Nova Southeastern University

Taylor Phillips, OD, MBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Anterior Segment Resident Travel Fellowships

Sponsored by the Anterior Segment Section of the American Academy of Optometry

Brittany Hoyle, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Paige Sorrentino, OD, Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry



Arizona Chapter Resident Travel Fellowship

Sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry

Jacqueline Yi, OD, Sierra Vista VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic



Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowships

Sponsored by CooperVision

Nicole Poon, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Christopher Albright, OD, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

Thanhan Nguyen, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Audrey Janelle-Brousseau, OD, University of Montreal

Baljinder Momrath, OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Vanessa Wang, OD, State University of New York

Chelsea Bradley, OD, University of California, Berkeley

Ryan Rutschilling, OD, The Ohio State University

Mari Fujimoto, OD, Pacific University

Pooja Mahadev, OD, Nova Southeastern University

Valerie Lim, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Christina Wenn, OD, University of Houston

Duc Tran, OD, University of the Incarnate Word

Ghazal Naseri, OD, University of California, Berkeley

Joseph Isik, OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Amrit Jawanda, OD, New England College of Optometry

Jacqueline Benoit, OD, The Ohio State University

Kimberly Weisenberger, OD, The Ohio State University

Haley Italia, OD, New England College of Optometry

Kendra Phillis, OD, New England College of Optometry

Rosa (Yawen) Yang, OD, University of Waterloo

Kevan Smith, OD, Southern College of Optometry

Jessica Sun, OD, Southern California College of Optometry

Matthew Lee, OD, University of Missouri at St. Louis



Florida Chapter Resident Travel Fellowships

Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry

Alexandria Rawls, OD, Bay Pines VA Medical Center

Mickinzee Combs, OD, Nova Southeastern University

Lauren Nicholas, OD, Nova Southeastern University

Esther Park, OD, Nova Southeastern University



IKA Resident Travel Fellowships

Sponsored by the International Keratoconus Academy

Sophia Leung, OD, Northeastern State University

Yue Yu, OD, PhD, New England College of Optometry