Rackham is pleased to announce the second cohort of Ma Scholars. This need-based funding is awarded to graduate students from Asia who wish to pursue careers in public service, particularly those in the schools of Social Work, Education, and Nursing.
As a recipient of the Rackham Public Scholarship Grant, I have worked collaboratively with Sadie Nash Leadership Project’s (SNLP) ELLA Fellows over the past seven months. There are 14 fellows, high school and college-aged women of color, who exemplify leadership skills and qualities. Through training workshops facilitated by SNLP staff and myself, these young women are gaining and refining their facilitation, evaluation, and community engaged research design skills. The Fellows are working to activate, support, and mobilize their communities on a variety of relevant social justice issues. Working on this project has been critical to my development as a community-engaged scholar, and has expanded and reaffirmed two beliefs that I have carried with me into graduate school.
As you may well know, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a major change regarding what scientific research and findings the agency will deem acceptable for use in regulatory decision-making. The agency is currently taking comments on the proposed rule, through May 30th.