Student Profiles

Student award and scholarship recipients across the Division of Social Sciences share what UC Santa Cruz means to them, advice for fellow students, and plans for the future.

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2021-2022 Award Winners

  • Benjamin Ahlvik-Garrison

    Benjamin Ahlvik-Garrison

    Benjamin Ahlvik-Garrison received the 2021/2022 Kathryn Cheney Merriam Scholarship. 

  • Gypsy Alvarado Covarrubias

    Gypsy Alvarado Covarrubias

    Gypsy Alvarado Covarrubias is a recipient the 2021-2022 Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship.
  • Natalie Barnett

    Natalie Barnett

    Natalie Barnett is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship.
  • Hannah Biven

    Hannah Biven

    Hannah Biven is a recipient of the Jeremy Demian Marx Award for Cultural Anthropology.
  • Gillian Bogart

    Gillian Bogart

    Gillian Bogart is the recipient of a 2022 Dr. Midori Arima Scholarship in Anthropology.
  • Rojina Bozorgnia

    Rojina Bozorgnia

    Rojina Bozorgnia is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Benjamin Quaye Memorial Scholarship.
  • Grace Brieger

    Grace Brieger

    Grace Brieger is a recipient of a 2021-2022 Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research.
  • Nicole Britton

    Nicole Britton

    Nicole Britton is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Weiss Family Scholarship.
  • Heather Collins

    Heather Collins

    Heather Collins is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Valerie Fuette Scholarship.
  • Sanya Cowal

    Sanya Cowal

    Sanya Cowal is a recipient of the Jessica Roy Memorial Award from the Environmental Studies Department.
  • Julian Crown

    Julian Crown

    Julian Crown is a recipient of the 2022 Fanny Carruthers Award in Sociology.
  • Caitlin Daly

    Caitlin Daly

    Caitlin Daly is the recipient of a 2022 Dr. Midori Arima Scholarship in Anthropology.
  • Fiona DeBernardi

    Fiona DeBernardi

    Fiona DeBernardi is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research..

  • Norberto Garcia

    Norberto Garcia

    Norberto Garcia received the Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Senior Thesis Award.
  • Nona Golan

    Nona Golan

    Nona Golan is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research.
  • Rachel Heath

    Rachel Heath

    Rachel Heath is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Sabrina Greenfield Memorial Scholarship.

  • Guneet Hora

    Guneet Hora

    Guneet Hora is the recipient of a 2022 Dr. Aaronette White Scholarship.
  • John Jezek

    John Jezek

    John Jezek is the recipient a 2021-2022 Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research.

  • Tina Lam

    Tina Lam

    Tina Lam is a recipient of the Richard and Cindy Morley Award in Education.
  • Tiffany Lockett

    Tiffany Lockett

    Tiffany Lockett is a recipient the 2021-2022 Milam-McGinty-Kaun Award for Teaching Excellence (Psychology).

  • Elena Losada

    Elena Losada

    Elena Losada is a recipient of the Jessica Roy Memorial Award from the Sociology Department.
  • Chloe Alysse Magidoff

    Chloe Alysse Magidoff

    Chloe Alysse Magidoff is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award and a Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research.

  • Marisol Ornelas

    Marisol Ornelas

    Marisol Ornelas is a recipient the 2021-2022 Valerie Fuette Scholarship.
  • Andy Rae

    Andy Rae

    Andy Rae is a recipient the 2021-2022 Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship.
  • Leigh Rodi

    Leigh Rodi

    Leigh Rodi is a recipient the 2021-2022 Deans' Award for Undergraduate Research.
  • Tamar Sasson

    Tamar Sasson

    Tamar Sasson is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Walsh Family Scholarship
  • Uriel Serrano

    Uriel Serrano

    Uriel Serrano is the recipient of the Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Graduate Award.
  • Mary Shamon

    Mary Shamon

    Mary Shamon is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Rick Hooper Scholarship.
  • Harrison Shieh

    Harrison Shieh

    Harrison Shieh is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Milam-McGinty Kaun Award for Outstanding Teaching.

  • Josie Smith

    Josie Smith

    Josie Smith is a recipient of the Dr. Aaronette White Award.
  • McKenna Smith

    McKenna Smith

    McKenna Smith is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Keeley Coastal Scholars Award.

     

  • Zahirah Suhaimi

    Zahirah Suhaimi

    Zahirah Suhaimi is a recipient of the 2021-22 Dr. Midori Arima Scholarship in Anthropology.
  • Dana Tam

    Dana Tam

    Dana Tam is a recipient the 2021-2022 Walsh Family Scholarship.
  • Claudia Torres

    Claudia Torres

    Claudia Torres is a recipient the 2021-2022 Dean's Undergraduate Award from Social Sciences and the 2021-22 Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender Senior Thesis Award from Sociology.
  • Cearra Upton

    Cearra Upton

    Cearra Upton is a recipient the 2021-2022 Robert J. Shepherd Economics Accounting Path Scholarship.
  • Annabelle Venegas

    Annabelle Venegas

    Annabelle Venegas is a recipient of the Dr. Aaronette White Award.
  • Roxanna Villalobos

    Roxanna Villalobos

    Roxanna Villalobos is the recipient of the Sociology of Race, Class and Gender Graduate Award.
  • Gabriel Ephraim Kaplan Wall

    Gabriel Ephraim Kaplan Wall

    Gabriel Ephraim Kaplan Wall is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Jeremy Demian Marx Award for Cultural Anthropology.
  • Yehan Weerasuriya

    Yehan Weerasuriya

    Yehan Weerasuriya is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Robert J. Shepherd Economics Accounting Path Scholarship.