PASADENA (Apr. 20, 2018) – Senior Gabby Tender (Bethesda, Md. / Walt Whitman) of the Caltech women's soccer team has been announced as one of 10 students nationwide to receive this year's fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.
Tender, a chemistry major has worked in the lab of Dennis A. Dougherty, the George Grant Hoag Professor of Chemistry and director of the Beckman Institute, researching the interaction of small molecules with the ion channels of neurons. She's also held several leadership roles on campus, including the 2017 Dabney House president, student representative on the Academics and Research Committee as well as the Board of Control, which investigates suspected Honor Code violations; and a teaching assistant for chemistry courses.
This past season, Tender started in three games and recorded one assist in nine total appearances in the inaugural year of the Caltech women's soccer team.
The Hertz Foundation is the legacy of John Hertz, a Hungarian immigrant who became an entrepreneur in the automotive industry. The foundation has been supporting budding scientists and engineers for 60 years.