Panel Prep

Thank you so much for serving MRAC and our applicants as a panelist! We truly appreciate your time and expertise.

Flexible Support


Please email Sam or MRAC with any questions. You can also reach Sam at 651-523-6388

Recorded Orientation Webinars



Rating Guide:

Bias Resources

Tips to counter bias while scoring:

  • Focus on the criterion. Remember all applications you are reviewing are eligible.
  • Reread or re-listen to apps before assuming information is missing
  • Truly look at content NOT how elegant the sentences were crafted.
  • Consider changing arts with creative or maker to counteract our preconceived notions of what art is or should be.
  • Pace yourself! You have a full 4 weeks to review these. Set a weekly or even daily goal to keep yourself accountable.

Panel Assignments

  • Panel A: Amy Dimmler, Wendy Petersen Biorn, Alaina Myers, Maud Hixson, Siena Forest, Tim Cooper, Hannah Johnson
  • Panel B: Elissa Weller, Cassandra Bryant, Fardousa Yossuf, Trish Vaillancourt, Carmen Perez, MaryJo Lewis
  • Panel C: Larry Weinberg, Amber Cameron, Jolene Anderson, Jim Tarbox, Peg Schneeman Reagan, Zhen Zou
  • Panel D: Betty Mackay, Debra Stone, Jennifer Crosby-Zarth, Luverne Seifert, Megan Moore, Tamra Falk
  • Panel E: Bethany Brunsell, Glorianne Svitak, Katy Sherman, Mathew Janczewski, Shari Aronson, Youmei Hou
  • Panel F: Mary Ayetey, Huda Farah, Mina Kinukawa, Sarah Wiechmann, Theresa McConnon
  • Panel G: Shoua Salas, Jess Bergman Tank, Lupita Herrera, Mo Holmes, Scott Stafford, Tiffa Foster
  • Panel H: E.A. Farro, Cigale Ahlquist, Pam Colby, Tristan Koepke, Brook LaFloe, Yan Pang
  • Panel I: Lynne Beck, Erin Gunelson, Kerri Jamison , Mee Yang, Suzanne Wint
  • Panel J: Amanda Degener, Juleana Enright, Laura Narhi, Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi, Rena Kraut, Lucia LoTempio
  • Panel K: Diver Van Avery, Angelica Bello Ayapantecatl, Justin Spenner, Pamela Russell, Robin Getsug, Rachel Castro, Nate Johnson
  • Panel L: Emily Peck, Becka Rahn, Felicia Perry, Kat Purcell, Mary Allen, Sam Weisberg, Vanessa Apira
  • Panel M: Thalia Kostman, Kimberly Whiteford, Isela Xitlali Gómez, Kathryn Hadadd, Rae Charles Harge, Sara Kahn
  • Panel N: Daniel Hodges, Jeremy Iggers, Charlie Tirey, Non Edwards, Rebecca Froehlich

Stipends & Reimbursements

Upon completion of panel participation, panelists will receive a stipend. Panelists can also request caregiver expense reimbursement. To receive your stipend, please fill out the Panelist Stipend Form and send any care reimbursement receipts to


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