Garam Lee (mentor: Dr. Dustin Thoman), a master student in the SDSU Department of Psychology, has been chosen as the 2016-2017 Inamori Fellowship Recipient. The Inamori Fellowship was created by Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder of the Kyocera Corporation, to support the best and brightest graduate students who will ensure the future of humanity through the balance of the scientific process and the human spirit. This fellowship is awarded to a graduate student with this objective in mind and based on academic and research excellence.

She is passionate about developing and implementing theory-based psychological interventions targeting motivational processes to reduce achievement gaps in diverse educational settings. As an Inamori Fellow, she will put her best efforts to be a proactive researcher who gratifies her intellectual curiosity and at the same time makes use of psychological theories to alleviate or treat important social problems.