Michi and Walter Weglyn Multicultural Studies Chair

Weglyn Award Recipients 2020-2021

Sue Monemi

Sue Monemi
Ethnic and Women's Studies

Sue Monemi is a first-generation Iranian American who migrated to California to fulfill her dreams two decades ago. After sending her two children to school, she began to follow her heart in Ethnic and Women’s Studies in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. Her comprehensive work experiences, community involvements, extracurricular on/off campus activities, and learned skills have equipped her with the knowledge to observe issues through a differert lens. She notes that intersectionality is a framework that examines how interlocking systems of social constructs in form of power and privilege affect an individual or a group of marginalized voices while she takes these relationships into account to promote social justice

Daniela Navarro
Psychology

Daniela is a fourth year student at Cal Poly Pomona graduating this semester with a B.A. in Psychology. She has served on the E-Board for Psi Chi for the last three years, has been a past McNair Scholar a member of Hermanas Unidas and is active in research. Daniela was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico and currently lives in San Diego, California. As a Latina immigrant, she has been interested in the inequalities and injustices endured by immigrant communities. After graduating, she will be starting her Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University in Counseling Psychology. In the future she aims to secure an academic position where she can establish a line of research and teach, as well as continue being an advocate for immigrant rights and social justice.

Daniela Navarro