SAFS nominees for UW College of Environment Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award

The new College of Environment Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award celebrates individuals committed to being leaders in diversity and inclusion in the College, the University, and beyond.

Several SAFS students and staff were among the 2014-15 nominees, including one grad student named as an Honorable Mention (full list of nominees can be found here):

Outstanding Diversity Commitment Honorable Mention
Emily Davis
Graduate Student, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Emily Davis
Emily Davis

Emily developed the Peer Mentoring Program, which connects young graduate students with older student mentors at the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. The program has been an incredible success and has enhanced the SAFS community. The program has been an incredible success, and I think it has enhanced the SAFS community. When she graduates, the program will continue; her legacy will be one of lasting social change.
-Megsie Siple

Outstanding Diversity Commitment Nominees
Daniel Hernandez
Graduate Student, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez

Daniel is active in organizations such as SACNAS and AISES, and his commitment to diversity is based on his deep sense of fairness and inclusivity and his inherent inclination toward teaching, mentoring, and leadership. His approach to the cause of diversity in environmental science is truly outstanding and leaves no doubt that he will be both a role model and a leader for diversity causes in the future.
–Gael Kurath, Jim Winton, Carolyn Friedman, Tom Quinn

Nancy Huizar
Undergraduate Student, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Nancy Huizar
Nancy Huizar

We have watched Nancy’s dedication to the people impacted by environmental issues crystallize during her time at the UW. Her work on environmental curriculum modules is driven by a commitment to accessible science education for all and will be piloted at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary in South Seattle. The materials will solidify students’ understanding of the impact climate change has on salmon life cycles in the Pacific Northwest.
–Kathryn Pursch Cornforth, Cierra Holland

Isadora Jimenez-Hidalgo
Research Scientist, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Isadora Jimenez-Hidalgo
Isadora Jimenez-Hidalgo

Throughout her career in SAFS, Isadora has sought ways to make science accessible to a diverse audience. She has been being particularly interested in engaging underrepresented groups as part of her extensive outreach activities, effectively “breaking down barriers” to learning and understanding, and she has served as a warm, creative, and accessible mentor to students in MESA and SACNAS.
–Lorenz Hauser, Kerry Naish

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