Fall Convocation 2018 Student Awards
Posted: September 4, 2018
FALL CONVOCATION 2018
At fall convocation, Scripps College recognizes the achievements of its continuing students during the past academic year. We celebrate their accomplishments and honor their hard work and dedication.
The Claremont Colleges Club of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, elects seniors to associate membership in the national society on the basis of outstanding aptitude for scientific research and achievement in science.
Guneet Kaur ’19
Sigma Delta Pi
Sigma Delta Pi is a national honorary Spanish society. Juniors and seniors are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing.
Emily Brooks ’19
Erin Delany ’20
Leah Nadir ’20
Julia Pinedo ’19
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND INTERNSHIPS
The Ament Scholars Award
The Ament Scholars Award was established by alumnae of the classes of 1931 through 1947 in memory of William Sheffield Ament, Professor of English, and a member of the original faculty of Scripps College. The award is given each year to recognize rising seniors who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the Humanities.
Karla Mejia Rivera ’19
Danielle Tishkoff Chidester ’19
The Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award
This award celebrates excellence in undergraduate research in all disciplines, and is awarded to current students whose recent research has made skillful and creative use of resources from the Library and beyond, and who have learned about the research process through inquiry and discovery.
Carmin Sherlock ’21 – Subverting the Systems: Strength in Victimhood through Malcom X’s Anti-Jeremiad
Crombie Allen Award
This award, presented for the best creative written work: essay, short story, poetry, or play, was established in 1927 by Mr. Crombie Allen, a former editor of the Ontario Daily Report.
Priya Thomas ’21
The Virginia Judy Esterly Research Awards
The Esterly Awards, established in 1949 in memory of Virginia Judy Esterly, assistant to the president and counselor of human relations at Scripps from 1934 to 1946, are given to scholars who combine the qualities of good scholarship, effective service in student activities, and responsible citizenship. The awards are granted to students who present a worthwhile educational project to be undertaken during the summer.
Alicia Goode-Allen ’19 – Connecting Activism to Academics
Emma Johnson ’20 – Studies in Behavioral Economics at London School of Economics
Jennifer Johnston ’21 – Possible use of RNAs for worm-to-worm communication in
Julie Korsmeyer ’19 – Infrared Spectroscopy of Matrix-Isolated Anthracoronene
Emma Stacy ’19 – Environmental Chemistry Symposium and Paper Workshop in Malaysia
The Ruth George Poetry Prize
The Ruth George Poetry Prize is a cash award for an outstanding poem or group of poems. This award was established in 1951 in recognition of Professor George’s devoted and inspired teaching of writing and the appreciation of poetry. The prize is awarded only for work of special merit and is not necessarily given each year.
Janet Asante ’21
Isabella Waldron ’19
Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships
The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery awards summer internships for undergraduates of diverse cultural backgrounds. The program is designed to introduce students of African/African American, Asian/Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent to careers available in museums and related fields.
Hannah Avalos ’21, California State University, Fullerton – Getty Multicultural Visual Resources Intern
Aubrey Beam ’18, Stanford University – Getty Multicultural Collections/Conservation Intern
Trinity Chapa ’21, Pomona College – Getty Multicultural Curatorial Intern
The Martha Wehmeier Hammer ’66 Scholarship
Established in 1996 in honor of former Board Chair, Martha Wehmeier Hammer ’66, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore at the conclusion of the student’s third semester of the Humanities Core Program. The recipient receives the scholarship for the junior year.
Eleanor Mammen ’20
Paloma Nakamura ’20
Shringi Vikram ’20
Hearst Foundation Research Fellowship Fund
The goals of the research fellowship are to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship.
Martha Bono ’19 – The History of Missing Justice for Native Women in the American Southeast
Emma Cornwell ’19 – A Blueprint for a Better Tomorrow?
Maureen Cowhey ’19 – The Early Modern and Present Day Book Trade: An Economic Approach to Understanding Literary Popularity over Time
Guadalupe Flores ’20 – GrowHaus and Food Justice in Denver
Katie Graham ’19 – Restoring the Relationship Between Food, Nature, and People: An Exploration of Natural and Traditional Farming in Japan
Anastasia Kourotchkina ’20 – Seeking Connections: Capitalism and Free Economic Zones
The Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Student Research Award
These awards, established in 1995, support student summer research projects. Students work under the guidance of Scripps faculty members and present their results to the college community at a college-wide research symposium in the fall.
Emma Bekele ’19 – Investigating if Cell Shape is an Adaptation to Bee Pollination
Katherine Erickson ’21 – Identification of Devil Facial Tumor-Associated Antigens for Vaccine Development
Meghan Gwinn’19 – There’s Wellness in Presence: The Body in Context
Lauren Longo ’20 – Synaptic Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Disease
Isabelle Lopez ’21 – Can Micro-filaments Behave Like Biopolymers?
Forrest Mans ’19 – Sound and Healing: Minako Seki Method
Rena Patel ’19 – Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Moral Action, Cognition, Character, and Culture
Hannah McCarthy Potter ’20 – Brain Response to Seeing Emotions Expressed on the Faces of Other People
Tamara Wachsman ’20 – The Connotations of the Labels of Immigration as Presented in the Media
LASPA Center for Leadership: We Act Action and Research Grants
The LASPA action grants provide opportunities for students to transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving; create partnership(s) in the public or private sector; and produce outcomes that make a positive impact.
Susana Perez ’19 – Partner organization: Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine in New York, New York
Roxanne Rozo-Marsh ’19 – Partner organization: Mexico Solidarity Network in Chiapas, Mexico
Tanvi Shah ’20 – Partner organization: Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California
Hannah Skutt ’19 – Partner organization: Web and Development Foundation of Cameroon in Bangoua and Batoufam, Cameroon.
Madison Wagner ’19 – Partner organization: Gender Concerns International in Tunisia
Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 through the generosity of Bekki’s friends and family to celebrate her lifelong commitment to education, access and inclusivity. Bekki’s deep commitment to education will be remembered, honored, and celebrated in perpetuity through the award of the Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship to a deserving student who has made significant efforts to enhance the Scripps community.
Michall Singleton ’18
Samella Lewis Scholarship
The Samella Lewis Scholarship was established in 2002 by former students, friends, and admirers of Samella Lewis, Professor Emerita of Art History. The scholarship honors Samella Lewis as an educator, artist, and mentor. The scholarship is awarded to an African American student on the basis of scholastic achievement, excellence in character, leadership, and responsibility.
Bemnet Gebrechirstos ’19
The Lind Family Prize in Mathematics in Honor of Mary Barron and Professor Louis Barron
This award is designated in loving memory by their nephew, Matthew M. Lind, parent of Katy Lind ’06. The prize, a tuition-offsetting scholarship, is awarded to an undergraduate who has shown particular promise in math.
Aria Chaderjian ’19
The Sarah La Fetra Ludwick Campus Preservation Fund
The Sarah La Fetra Ludwick Campus Preservation Fund was established in 2015 through the generosity of Sarah La Fetra Ludwick ’65 and Arthur Ludwick. This Fund supports internships for students to work on conservation, preservation and enhancement projects that will ensure the beauty and strength of Scripps College’s campus in perpetuity.
Gillian Holzer ’19
Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides opportunities for students to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship, and to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship.
Amanda Larson ’19 – An Articulation of Want: A Series of Poems Written Through the Lens of Literary Theory
Emma Loftus ’19 – The Role Empathy Plays in Moral Reasoning and Behavior
Bella Ratner ’19 – The Ethics of Tampering with a Future Child’s DNA
Desiree Santos ’19 – Is Belief in Conspiracy Theories Rational?
Ran Tao ’19 – Justification of the Right to Privacy
Corey Wilson ’19 – Memory, Narrative, and Trauma: Methods of Reconciliation in South Africa
Lucile P. Morrison Dance Scholarship
Established by the late Trustee Mrs. Lucile Morrison in 1947, this award was designed to provide students with an opportunity to broaden their horizons and to encourage their interest in dance as a vital educational experience. It is given to sophomores or juniors to enable them to study with outstanding professionals in a summer school program.
Devon Frost ’20
Meghan Gwinn ’19
Aisha Skye ’20
Merle A. & Edith G. Potter Award
The Merle A. and Edith G. Potter Award was established in recognition of Edith Potter’s 23 years of dedicated service to Scripps College, and her tireless efforts to carry on the legacy of her late husband to build bridges of understanding between Germans and Americans. This award provides funding for a Scripps student to carry out a research project that focuses on German culture.
Emelia Paua BensonMeyer ’20
Elise Sanford Van Scoy ’20
Peggy Phelps Internship, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, this internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience curating and organizing art exhibitions. The 2018 intern organized two exhibitions from the Scripps permanent art collection for future display at the Clark Humanities Museum and San Antonio Gardens.
Alexandra Bush ’19
The Ellen Clark Revelle “Nellie” Scholarship
The “Nellie” is an innovative and transformative scholarship honoring the alumna and former trustee Ellen Clark Revelle ’31. Designated as an Ellen Clark Revelle Scholar, the recipient of this award must be a continuing student who is making excellent academic progress, demonstrates financial need, and fully engages in the Scripps College community and beyond through leadership activities.
Michelle Ramirez Martinez ‘20
The Marie McSpadden Sands Writing Awards
Established in 1995 by the sons of Marie McSpadden Sands, a member of the Class of ’34, these awards recognize excellence in writing among first-year students.
Akshaya Amarnath ’21 – Best Textual Analysis
Carmin Sherlock ’21 – Best Researched Argument
The Sybil Smith Memorial Latin Prize
This award is given annually to outstanding classics majors who are preparing for professional careers in the classics.
Hannah Alalou ’19
Maggie Bynum ’20
The Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael G. Wilson Internship in Art Administration
The Wilson Internship, offered by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, is a summer internship made possible by Scripps alumna Jane Coila Wilson ’64 and Michael Wilson (HMC ’63) as part of their generous contribution in support of the Scripps Art program.
Lauren Koenig ’20 – Wilson Arts Administration Intern
2018 SUMMER INTERNSHIP GRANT RECIPIENTS
On behalf of Scripps College and our summer internship grant recipients, we would like to extend our gratitude to the donors who have supported the Scripps College Internship Grant Program by establishing named operating and endowed internships as well as the many donors who support the program through their annual gifts, including many faculty and staff. In 2018, our named internships include:
Alumnae Association Internship
Rebecca Barber Adams ’61 Nonprofit Internship
Barbara Bixby Blackwell ’63 Internship
Frances Kay Brossy ’50 Memorial Nonprofit Endowed Internship
Angelica K. Clark ’84 Internship
Conflict Management Internship
The Davis Family Foundation Leadership Internship
Joanna Dunklee ’62 Internship
Fine Arts Foundation Art Internship
Gabrielle Giffords ’93 Public Service Internship
Bodi Heart Foundation, Dr. Ann S. Wang Internship
Judith Nelson Keep ’66 Leadership Internship
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and Jude and Eileen Laspa Internship
The Marquardt Family Internship
Dr. David “The Dogman” Null Internship
Scripps College Internship for the Environment
Scripps College Friends and Families Internship
The Scheyer Family Education Internship
Amy Louise Vanderloop ’07 Memorial Internship
We are incredibly grateful to all of the donors who give students amazing growth opportunities by supporting internships at Scripps College.
GRANT RECIPIENT INTERNSHIP PROVIDER
Myranda Alonso ’20 Baylor College of Medicine
Antara Anand ’19 Endeavor Global
Mary Antell ’19 Hermosa Beach Artist’s Collective
Safa Arshadullah ’20 Strategic Public Relations Group
Lauren Au ’19 Hawaii Pacific Health
Miriam Bankier ’20 Art in Suburbia
Shreya Basu ’19 South Asian Network – AWAZ: Voices Against Violence
Francesca Beach ’19 The Humane League
Emelia BensonMeyer ’20 Justine Sherman & Associates
Meghan Bobrowsky ’21 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sophie Boczek ’20 The Field Museum
Aleah Booker ’20 The Women’s Hospital of Texas
Alivia Brown ’19 Allied Integrated Marketing
Karina Bucciarelli ’19 Centre for Social Innovation, Womxn Rank
Zoe Cardwell-Copenhefer ’20 Backside Learning Center
Bergen Carloss ’20 Shleep
Milena Carothers ’19 Seattle Art Museum
Tova Cohen ’20 Missouri Coordinated Campaign
Emily Collins ’19 Playworks Evaluation Department
Noura Elazami ’19 Child Foundation
Zahava Feldstein ’20 Rainbow Services
Molly Ferguson ’20 University of Vermont, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sydney Fischer ’20 East Bay Trans Counseling
Olivia Gilbert ’20 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Clinical Research Division
Julia Gottlieb ’20 Flag Art Foundation
Megan Gratke ’19 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Archives
Nicole Greenberg ’19 McCaskill for Missouri
Eleanor Grosse ’20 Green Star Movement
Nishara Gunasekara ’19 Child Welfare League of America
Alexandra Hammond ’19 Running Start
Margaret Harris ’21 BlinkNow Foundation
Rebecca Hoving ’21 Moffly Media, Westport Magazine
Eliamani Ismail ’20 Back Roads Entertainment
Caroline Jaeger ’19 New York League of Conservation Voters
Samhita Kadiyala ’21 Stanford University, Department of Pediatrics
Guneet Kaur ’19 University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Dena Kleemeier ’19 American Sustainable Business Council
Emily Koenig ’19 Boston Children’s Hospital, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience
Evelyn Larsen ’19 Senator Patty Murray
Zaidee Laughlin ’20 Intervale Food Hub
Greer Levin ’19 Justice Action Network
Elizabeth Lewis ’19 Coconuts Bangkok
Ariel Lewis ’20 Children’s Advocacy Center
Elyse Lindahl ’19 KAF Adventures
Anna Liss-Roy ’20 Senator Cynthia Creem, Massachusetts State Senate
Kathy Liu ’20 Utah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Forensic Services
Aatreyi Lunia ’20 Digitale
Sarah Ma ’21 SculptureCenter
Emilee Manske ’21 San Francisco General Hospital
Natalie Marsh ’19 LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
Amanda Martinez ’20 Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice
Kripa Mehta ’19 New York University, Medical Ethics Department
Sahana Mehta ’20 South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City (SALGA-NYC)
Matilda Msall ’19 Office of Congressman Mike Quigley
Samantha Muckle ’20 Dawson College Bound
Sophia Navratil ’21 Studio Gallery DC
Rachel Nayer ’18 Forklift Danceworks
Darlene Nguyen ’19 University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Neurobiology
Sharon Nyamuzuwe ’20 Network for Women in Prison
Kayley Okamura ’20 Phoneme Media
Olivia Palenscar ’19 University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Anna Paz ’20 Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
Sophie Peters ’20 Office of Congressperson Earl Blumenauer
Olivia Pritchard ’19 Beebe Healthcare
Julia Puzzo ’21 EquipIC
Miriam Raffel-Smith ’20 The Bar Association of San Fransisco
Yasmine Razzak ’21 TenSky Entertainment
Juliana Romeo ’21 Triplemint
Linnea Rosenberg ’19 Claremont Museum of Art
Vera Samuels ’20 Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services
Sarah Sanchez ’20 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Office of the Circuit Executive
Alexa Sanchez ’21 Office of Senator Michael Bennet
Alisha Sarakki ’19 University of California, Irvine, Department of Urology
Rhiannon Schaub ’20 CALYX Press
Leila Schneider ’20 LifeMoves
Yadira Schrom ’19 Veterans Legal Institute
Michall Singleton ’18 University of Southern California, School of Social Work, EMBRace
Gabrielle Snowden ’19 Witness for Peace
Esha Srinivasan ’19 Vocate, Inc.
Morgan Stewart ’19 University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Maggie Thompson ’20 California Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (OPR) and the Strategic Growth Council (SGC)
Molly Tobin ’20 Akashic Books
Elise Van Scoy ’20 ConsejoSano
Ananya Venkatesh ’21 University of California at San Francisco, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Rebecca Wainess ’19 Newsom for California – Governor 2018
Emma Waldspurger ’20 Castilleja School, Partnership for 21st Century Assessment
Amanda Walker ’20 Milk & Eggs
Annabel Walsh ’21 Popskull
Catherine Ward ’20 Christie’s Art Auction House
Catherine Weiss ’20 Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Hannah Weissler ’19 District of Columbia Public Schools
Anna Wessels ’21 International Rescue Commitee
Sullivan Whitely ’19 ModernWell
Clarissa Ylagan ’19 Raymond M. Alf Museum
Samantha Yu ’20 EcoUrban Gardens
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