Undergraduate Award Winners

Paulette Poujol Oriol Undergraduate Global Feminist Research Award, 2015-16

This new UCSB undergraduate student award is generously established by Claudine Michel, Professor of Black Studies and Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at UC Santa Barbara, in memory of her mother, Paulette Poujol Oriol. An award-winning author, actress, playwright, and activist, Poujol Oriol was a feminist leader who advocated for Haitian women’s rights in all of her work. She was a renaissance woman, having lived in France as a young child, later studying in Port-au-Prince and Jamaica and having fluency in French, Kreyòl, and Spanish with advanced knowledge of English, Italian and German. Poujol Oriol was a member and president of the Ligue Feminine D’Action Sociale (Women’s League for Social Action) and a founding member of the umbrella organization for over 50 groups, L’Alliance des Femmes Haïtiennes (The Alliance of Haitian Women).

The purpose of this research award is to support undergraduate student travel funding to conduct research on topics related to feminism and social justice with a global framing. Each Spring, eligible students may apply: Feminist Studies majors/minors and LGBTQ minors.

2014-2015

  • Marina Quintanilla: Paulette Poujol Oriol Undergraduate Global Feminist Research Award
  • Sally Baker: Paulette Poujol Oriol Undergraduate Global Feminist Research Award
  • Olivia Honowitz: Distinction in the Major
  • Michelle Parra: Distinction in the Major
  • Stephanie Vasquez: Distinction in the Major
  • Ruiqi (Angel) Ye: Distinction in the Major

2013-2014

  • Sophie Hassett: University Service Award
  • McKensey Smart: Distinction in the Major
  • Kaitlin Gerds: Distinction in the Major
  • Diana Vargas: Distinction in the Major
  • Grace Morrison: Distinction in the Major
  • Amieris Lavender: University Service Award, Distinction in the Major
  • Shane Stringfellow: Distinction in the Major

2012-2013

  • Annie Alexandrian: Distinction in the Major, Thomas Moore Storke Award for Excellence
  • Noor Aljawad: Distinction in the Major
  • George Jefferson: Yonie Harris Award for Civility in Public Disclosure
  • Annalise Domenighini: Distinction in the Major
  • Gloria Ruiz: Distinction in the Major
  • Shane Stringfellow: LGBTQ Award at Lavender Graduation

2011-2012

Jessica Moore with Professor Leila J. Rupp

  • Blare Erickson: Distinction in the Major
  • George Jefferson: Junior Co-Curricular Excellence Award
  • Chanelle Johnson: University Service Award
  • R Lin: Lavender Graduation LGBTQ Studies Award
  • Jovannys Mejia: Carolyn Gray Buford “Encourage the Heart” Award
  • Abrahan Monzon: University Service Award
  • Jessica Moore: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Distinction in the Major
  • Ashley Richardson: Senior Co-Curricular Excellence Award

2010-2011

  • Alyssa Avila: Distinction in the Major
  • Erin Daly: City Club Prize, Distinction in the Major
  • Molly Frandsen: Distinction in the Major
  • Hillary Nakano: Distinction in the Major
  • Eziaku Nwokocha: University Service Award, Senior Co-Curricular Excellence Award
  • David Preciado: Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Distinction in the Major
  • Douglas Wagoner: University Award

2009-2010

  • Sharde Davis: University Service Award
  • Alysse Engleman: Distinction in the Major
  • Jessica Hammond: Distinction in the Major
  • Megan White: City Club Prize (awarded to top six graduating women in the social sciences), Distinction in the Major

2008-2009

Jennifer Zapata with Professor Grace Chang

  • Darlene Craviotto: Distinction in the Major
  • Carla Perez: University Service Award
  • Gloria Schindler: University Service Award
  • Jenna Smith: Distinction in the Major
  • Michelle Soto: Distinction in the Major
  • Malaena Taylor: Distinction in the Major
  • Jennifer Zapata: Thomas Moore Storke Award, Distinction in the Major

2007-2008

  • Scarlet Chan: Distinction in the Major
  • Angela Habibi: Distinction in the Major
  • Peggy Lee: Jeremy D. Friedman Memorial Award 
  • Jessica Nieblas: University Service Award, Distinction in the Major
  • Jessica Ordaz: University Service Award

2006-2007

  • Amara Allenstein: University Service Award, Distinction in the Major
  • Tanya Paperny: University Service Award, Distinction in the Major

2005-2006

Coming soon!

2004-2005

  • Keily Holliday Hosmon: Jeremy D. Friedman Memorial Award
  • June Gerron: City Club Prize, Distinction in the Major
  • Alexis Joy Scalmberg: City Club Prize, Distinction in the Major

2003-2004

Coming soon!

2002-2003

  • Alena Donovan: City Club Prize