Sidney Garner

2020 Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

Sidney Garner

Sidney Garner

Sidney Garner has been selected to participate in the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP).

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences and fine arts into academia.

My admittance into the Moore Undergraduate Research Program is a gateway to many future successes. I am honored to work with MURAP faculty, staff, and fellow members of the 2020 cohort."

Collegiate Experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate in May 2021 with a degree in women, gender, and sexuality studies and Pan-African Studies and a minor in social change

    Additional Awards:

    • Porter scholarship

Inspired By

Luke Buckman has encouraged me to pursue my interests and given them validity. I’ve looked up to Kaila Story as a mentor and she has been an excellent example of success as a Black woman. She’s helped me realize that my thoughts and opinions are valuable to academia. Jamieca Jones has allowed me to grow as a leader and given me opportunities that I couldn’t have gotten without her and the Women’s Center. Siobhan Smith Jones taught the Honors course Fandoms & Their Audiences that introduced me to fan and media studies. Leondra Gully, my Porter Scholar advisor, gave me confidence when I was unsure of my acceptance status. Bethany Smith in the National and International Scholarships office guided me through the application process.

Hometown Information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, KY
  • High school:

    Fairdale High School (2017)

  • Parents:

    Michelle Sanders of Louisville, KY and Herbert Garner Jr., of Louisville, KY