Published: April 15, 2021

Melissa received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for her dissertation project, “Documenting the Undocumented: How Mexican Immigrants Navigate Long-Term Post-Disaster Recovery.” She was selected to receive funding in the amount of $14,157 to cover research costs related to her dissertation, including research equipment, participant incentives, and the cost of relocation to her research site, Houston, Texas. In addition to the award amount, she received a one-year membership to ASA as well as conference registration for the ASA Virtual Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2021.