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CNR students, faculty receive Chancellor’s Awards

May 09, 2019
A group of students and faculty pose for a group photo

Four College of Natural Resources students, a student group, and a faculty member have been honored with 2019 Chancellor’s Awards.

Four College of Natural Resources students, a student group, and a faculty member have been honored with 2019 Chancellor’s Awards.

An undergraduate student and a student group both received Chancellor's Awards for Public Service. These awards honor individuals and groups for their exceptional commitment to advancing social change through public service, a pillar of the university's public mission.

  • Cynthia Solis Ramirez, an environmental economics and policy major, was honored with the Mather Good Citizen Award for her work as executive director of Raíces Recruitment and Retention Center, a student organization that aims to increase Latinx high school and community college enrollment in four-year universities.
  • Students of Color Environmental Collective was selected for the Student Group - Civic Engagement award for their contributions to the campus community.

Three students and one professor were selected for the Chancellor’s Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Students and staff pose for a photo during the 2019 sustainability awards at Berkeley

Scott Sliva (second from left) and Andrea Luna (second from right) were among the CNR students recognized for their sustainability leadership on campus.

  • Associate Professor Alastair Iles was honored with a sustainability award for his research, teaching, and outreach and for his role as the founding co-director of the Berkeley Food Institute, a hub for food-related work and research on campus. His leadership has supported numerous campus initiatives, including the development of a food systems minor, providing a community garden guide, and mapping campus food systems. Iles is also an advocate for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities.
  • For her role as a role as the Garden Coordinator for Cal Dining, Hannah Haugenes, a conservation and resource studies major, was recognized for her work toward creating a sustainable framework for the Clark Kerr Garden, and starting and maintaining a new garden at Browns California Café.
  • Society and environment major Andrea Luna received a sustainability award for her work in facilitating environmental justice workshops and events across campus.
  • Scott Silva, an environmental sciences major, was honored for his work at the Student Environmental Resource Center, where he serves as the Lead Zero Waste Research Center Associate.

Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees for their work and service to the Berkeley community and beyond.

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