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Blessing Enekwe Director, RISE UPP

Blessing Enekwe is the Program Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland-College Park, helping to establish the office in 2016. In her role, she serves to support professional skills development and community engagement through implementing programming and events. Blessing helps to support mentoring initiatives for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty through mentor training. She manages two diversity focused fellowship programs at UMD, the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the NSF AGEP Promise Academy Alliance Fellowship, and is the Executive Director for the NSF INCLUDES ReImagining STEM Equity Utilizing Postdoctoral Pathways (RISE UPP) Alliance.  Blessing received her PhD and BA in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.