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Kennedy-Diamond Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Learning and Research

The Kennedy-Diamond Graduate Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning and Research recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary and mutually-beneficial engagement with the community through teaching or community-based research.

The selection committee will evaluate the nominations on the degree to which the nominees meet the following criteria:

  • Evidence of success in building bridges between campus and community and fostering sustainable partnership(s)
  • Evidence of excellence in  community-engaged teaching and/or effective partnership-based research, including public dissemination of results
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development as a community engaged scholar
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the embodiment of the Haas Center for Public Service’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service

2020 Awardee

Juan Miguel Arias

Juan Miguel Arias, PhD ’20, received the Haas Center's award honoring graduate students for his pursuit of innovative, equity and inclusion-focused scholarship with community-based organizations in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. Juan’s research focuses on empathy and perspective-taking in teaching and learning. He co-teaches the Cardinal Course EARTHSYS125: Shades of Green: Redesigning and Rethinking Environmental Justice Movements.

2019 Awardee

  • Indira Phukan Nicholas, PhD candidate, Curriculum and Teacher Education and Science Education at Stanford Graduate School of Education

2018 Awardee

  • Anna Lee, PhD candidate, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

2017 Awardee

  • Rebecca Niemiec, PhD candidate, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

2016 Awardee

  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Education