Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Paula Sandoval Recipients

Our two scholarship recipients are Hannah Brunelle, a graduate student in the Regenerative Studies Department, and Emilio Medina, a graduate student in the Psychology & Sociology Department. Our recipients were recognized for their perseverance to get to and through graduate school during our Spring Quarter Scholarship Luncheon on May 31, 2016.

2015 2016 Paula Recipients

From left to right, Hannah F. Brunelle and Emilio J. Medina.

About the Recipients

Hannah F. Brunelle a graduate student in the MS in Regenerative Studies program, is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY with a bachelor’s of arts in environmental studies and sociology. Her focus in the graduate program is in regenerative studies with a concentration in urban planning.  She has worked for Associated Students, Inc. as a graduate assistant for sustainability.  She was a co-coordinator of Earth Week, and she designed a composting and waste efficiency program for Jamba Juice on campus, as well as promotion of the hydration stations on campus.  She is currently working on an ongoing sustainability branding strategy for ASI.  

In the summer she will begin working for Cumming Corporation in Los Angeles as an assistant consultant on sustainability projects, and working with LA Metro Transportation Authority as one client.  She hopes to pursue work in the field of environmental consulting, and in environmental policy with a focus on alternative transportation solutions.  She also hopes to earn a PhD, as she is interested in transitioning careers to become a professor or researcher in urban planning and environmental policy .

Emilio J. Medina is working towards his M.S. in Psychology. As an undergraduate, he was a McNair Scholar, Vice-President for Psi-Chi, a Peer Mentor for the Psychology and Sociology department, and a Bronco Tutor at the Learning Resource Center. Additionally, he has assisted and worked with numerous faculty on their research. As a first generation college student, he hopes to become a counselor to assist marginalized groups and underrepresented students reach their goals as he has been helped in his journey.


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