In Their Words 2015

"In Their Words" is a new column where students across the Division of Social Sciences share - in their own words - what UC Santa Cruz means to them, their aspirations, their advice for fellow students, and more.

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  • Photo: Yethzéll Díaz

    In Their Words: Yethzéll Díaz

    Alumna and inaugural recipient of the the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship, Yethzéll Díaz shares what she has done since graduating.

  • Meet the 2014-2015 undergraduate division award winners!

  • Photo: Jessica Aguilar

    In Their Words: Jessica Aguilar

    Jessica Aguilar, a student in the division's Sociology department, received the Weiss Family Scholarship for her work with the Center for Labor Studies' Santa Cruz Low-Wage Worker Study.
  • Photo: Natasha Buck

    In Their Words: Natasha Buck

    Natasha Buck, an Anthropology major, received a Chancellor's Award for Undergraduate Research for her paper, "Debugging the Industry: An Ethnography of Exclusion in the Technology Workplace."

  • Photo: Markie Flores

    In Their Words: Markie Lauren Flores

    Markie Lauren Flores, a Legal Studies major, received a Dean's Award for Undergraduate Research for her paper, "Forced Youth Gay to Straight Conversion Therapy: A Form of Child Abuse."

  • Photo: Marina Gonzalez Flores

    In Their Words: Marina Gonzalez Flores

    Marina Gonzalez Flores, a student in the Latin American and Latino Studies department received the Deans' Undergraduate Award for her research "Resistance of Mayan Women Agaisnt Obstetric Violence".
  • Photo: Samantha House

    In Their Words: Samantha House

    Samantha House, a student in the division's Legal Studies department, received the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship for her engagement with a wide range of social justice issues and problems.
  • Photo: Zoe Mackay

    In Their Words: Zoe Mackay

    Zoe Mackay, a student in the division's Politics department, received the Dean's Undergraduate Award for her research "Political Participation of Students in Istanbul: Revitalized Turkish Youth as Influential Political Actors".
  • Photo: August Masonheimer

    In Their Words: August Masonheimer

    August Masonheimer, a student in the division's Psychology department, received the Dean's Undergraduate Research Award for his research "Seductive Images in Lecture: Does Extending the Time between Testing and Learning Still Produce the Secuctive Detail Effect?"
  • Charlotte Reed

    In Their Words: Charlotte Reed

    Charlotte Reed, an Environmental Studies major, received a Chancellor's Award for Undergraduate Research for her paper, "Water Relations and Photosynthesis for Artemisia Tridentata across a Great Basin Desert-Sierra Nevada Elevation Gradient in the Historic Drought Year of 2014."
  • Photo: Katie Slocum

    In Their Words: Katie Slocum

    Katie Slocum, an Anthropology major, received a Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research for her paper, "From Farmlevel to Streetlevel: an Ethnography of Direct Trade Coffee Production in Santa Barbara, Honduras."
  • Image: Sean Stone

    In Their Words: Sean Stone

    Sean Stone, a student in the division's Psychology department received the Chancellor's Undergraduate Award for his research "The Benefits of Saving on New Learning".

  • Meet the 2014-2015 undergraduate Environmental Studies award winners!

  • Photo: Jesse Borges

    In Their Words: Jesse Borges

    Jesse Borges, a student in the division's Environmental Studies department, received the Environmental Studies Special Opportunity Award.
  • Katherine Ennis

    In Their Words: Katherine Ennis

    Katherine Ennis, a student in the division's Environmental Studies department, received the David Gaines Award in Environmental Studies.
  • Photo: Erica Ferrer

    In Their Words: Erica Ferrer

    Erica Ferrer received the Keeley Coastal Sustainability Scholarship for her research on "The Effects of Ocean Acifification on Predator-Prey Interaction in Seagrass Systems."
  • Photo: Juniper Harrower

    In Their Words: Juniper Harrower

    Juniper Harrower, a student in the division's Environmental Studies department, received the Hammett Award for her work on climate change in Joshua Tree National Park.
  • Photo: Maycee Hash

    In Their Words: Maycee Hash

    Maycee Hash received the Norris Center Student Project Reward for her work on increasing the number of spider families, genera, and species. 
  • Photo: Casey Kuhlow

    In Their Words: Casey Kuhlow

    Casey Kuhlow, a student in the division's Environmental Studies department, received the Environmental Studies Special Opportunities Award. 
  • Photo: Michael MacDonald

    In Their Words: Michael MacDonald

    Michael MacDonald, a student in the division's Environmental Studies department, received the James Stuart Chanley Award in Environmental Studies.
  • Photo: Linda Pineda

    In Their Words: Linda Pineda

    Linda Pineda, an Earth and Marine Sciences major, received the Keeley Coastal Scholars Award for paper "Climate Impacts on Upwelling, Biological Productivity, and Rainfall in Coastal Central Mexico Over the Last 2000 Years".
  • Photo: Han Zhang

    In Their Words: Han Zhang

    Han Zhang, a student in the division's Environmental Studies department, received the James Stuart Chanley Award in Environmental Studies.

  • Meet the 2014-2015 undergraduate Economics award winners!

  • Photo: Alden Phinney

    In Their Words: Alden Phinney

    Alden Phinney, a Global Economics major with a minor in Sustainability, recieved the Blanch McKenzie Scholarship in Economics for 2015.
  • Photo: Sammantha Samujh

    In Their Words: Sammantha Samujh

    Sammantha Samujh, an Economics major with an emphasis in Business Management, is the recipeint of the Blanche McKenzie Scholarship in Economics for 2015.

  • Meet the 2014-2015 undergraduate Sociology award winners!

  • Photo: Sandy Alvarado

    In Their Words: Sandy Alvarado

    Sandy Alvarado, a Sociology major, received the Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Senior Thesis Award
  • Photo: Andres Arias

    In Their Words: Andres Arias

    Andres Arias, a Sociology major, received the Fanny Carruthers Award
  • Photo: Zoe Bartlett

    In Their Words: Zoe Bartlett

    Zoe Bartlett, a Sociology major, received the Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Senior Thesis Award

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