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Graduate Deans' Leadership Award at the 2021 Virtual UC LEADS Symposium
Scholars receive the Graduate Deans' Leadership Award at the 2021 Virtual UC LEADS Symposium

2022 Top Honors Winners

Biological Sciences

  • Ricardo Espinosa Lima, UC Santa Barbara
  • Wendy Su, UC Los Angeles
  • Dustin Tran, UC Irvine 

Engineering & Computer Sciences

  • Stephany Alonso, UC Irvine
  • Melissa Lepe, UC Irvine 
  • Queenie Xu, UC Riverside

Physical Sciences & Mathematics

  • Garrett Kukier, UC Los Angeles
  • Hsu Lin, UC San Diego
  • Alfred Vargas, UC Berkeley

2022 Honorable Mentions

Biological Sciences

  • Natalie Laurie, UC Davis 
  • Noah Gaitan, UC San Diego
  • Zachary Amador, UC Riverside 

Engineering & Computer Sciences

  • Tanner Ragan, UC Merced 
  • Ukamaka Ezimora, UC Merced 
  • Martin Beshara, UC Berkeley 
  • Jim Solomon, UC Los Angeles

Physical Sciences & Mathematics

  • Ana-Teresa Mendoza, UC Irvine 
  • Leslie Serafin, Santa Cruz
  • Trung Kien Le, Santa Barbara

Graduate Deans’ Leadership Award

The Graduate Deans’ Leadership Award was given to three scholars who exhibited extraordinary leadership during their tenure as UC LEADS scholars. This award was selected by the UC LEADS Executive Steering Committee, and funded by the deans of all 10 UC Graduate Divisions. Graduate Deans’ Leadership Awards went to:

  • Justin Burzachiello, UC Riverside
  • Ade Ilori, UC Davis
  • Benny Mosqueira, UC Santa Cruz

Nominees and recipients of the Campus Leadership Awards were:

  • Toren D'Nelly-Warady (UCB)
  • Samanta Negrete (UCI)
  • Lorraine Nicholson (UCLA)
  • Michele Campbell (UCM)
  • Noah Gaitan (UCSD)
  • Tessa Chou (UCSB)