Spring 2020 Award Winners



The Department of Asian American Studies is pleased to announce that the winners of the first Betty Lee Sung Undergraduate Award and the annual Jeffrey S. Tanaka Asian American Studies Grant have been selected.

The Betty Lee Sung Undergraduate Award has been awarded to Ireland Flannery, undergraduate minor in Asian American Studies. Ms. Flannery was nominated by her AAS 100 teaching assistant, who described her as "a leader and role-model in the classroom." Additionally, he praised her assistance in creating an "inclusive and energetic classroom," her work as an undergraduate researcher studying "ecofeminism, environmental justice, indigenous people and lands, and colonialism," and her volunteer work with the American Medical Women's Association.

The Jeffrey S. Tanaka Asian American Studies Grant has been awarded to Jacqueline Yi, a PhD student in Clinical-Community Psychology. Ms. Yi intends to use funds from the grant to conduct research for her dissertation, an "in-depth, qualitative examination of activism among Asian American college students."

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of our award winners, and wish them the best in their endeavors.

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