To better reflect our mission and our practice, the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) has officially changed its name to
Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Diversity, or GFSD.

About GFSD


Dr. Joretta Joseph
GFSD Program Administrator
Phone: (213) 821-2409 or (800) 854-6772

Dr. James L. Powell
GFSD Executive Director
Phone: (213) 821-2409 or (800) 854-6772

GFSD Headquarters
Mail and Ground Delivery Address:

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity
3716 S. Hope, Suite 348
Los Angeles, CA 90007-4344
Phone: (800) 854-6772 or (213) 821-2409
Fax: (213) 821-6329

Board of Directors

Mr. William Skinner, Board President
Human Resources Manager
Colosseum Athletics
Compton, California

Dr. James L. Powell, GFSD Executive Director and Secretary

Dr. Kerri Blobaum
Materials Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Leana Golubchik, Stephen and Etta Varra Professor, USC
Professor of Computer Science and ECE-Systems,
Quantitative Evaluation & Design Group (
Director of WiSE Program (

Dr. Joretta Joseph, NPSC Project Administrator
Non-Voting Member