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The UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs was presented to Lynn Huntsinger, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, for providing GSIs with guidance and mentorship in teaching.
Surrounded by faculty, undergraduate students, and GSIs who held balloons, flowers and a framed certificate, Huntsinger received the award from Professor Laura Stoker, Chair of the Graduate Council Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs, as a surprise in the middle of a spring class. “Lynn’s mentorship provides us with a key opportunity for us to grow as instructors in our own right,” wrote one GSI who nominated Huntsinger for the award. “Lynn also works hard to share decision-making with GSIs and to give them authentic teaching and course planning experience.”