2022-2023 Award Recipients

In Fall 2022, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) launched its inaugural UCLA EDI Student Leadership Award. At UCLA, EDI is everyone’s responsibility, and the objective of the EDI Student Leadership Award is to recognize the contributions of individual UCLA students who have exhibited exceptional leadership in work that aligns with and contributes to the EDI Office’s mission and priorities.

2022-2023 EDI Student Leadership Awards


ucla edi student leadership award ceremony (march 8, 2023): anyssa llerena, linda clowers, ji yoon (gloria) kim, carolanne link, vice chancellor anna spain bradley, chancellor gene block, andrew ramirez, norma sandoval, ashley ceballos hernandez, umiemah farrukh
Pictured (from left): EDI Student Initiatives Lead Anyssa Llerena, EDI Research & Bruin Engagement Office Director Linda Clowers, Award Winner Ji Yoon (Gloria) Kim, Award Winner Carolanne Link, Vice chancellor for EDI Anna Spain Bradley, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Award Winner Andrew Ramirez, Award Winner Norma Sandoval, Award Winner Ashley Ceballos Hernandez, Umiemah Farrukh

After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce the selection of 7 UCLA students (4 graduate and 3 undergraduate) as recipients of the 2022-2023 EDI Student Leadership Award. The following students have excelled in making significant and positive contributions to the advancement of EDI at UCLA and were selected based on their leadership, innovation and engagement.

Full List of 2022-2023 Award Recipients

christina del carpio
Christina Del Carpio
Graduate/Professional: Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

umiemah farrukh
Umiemah Farrukh
Undergraduate: B.A. in Psychology

ashley ceballos hernandez
Ashley Ceballos Hernandez
Undergraduate: B.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs

ji yoon (gloria) kim
Ji Yoon (Gloria) Kim
Undergraduate: B.A. Psychology, Education and Social Transformation

carolanne link
Carolanne Link
Graduate/Professional: M.B.A. (Fully Employed MBA)

andrew ramirez
Andrew Ramirez
Graduate/Professional: Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering

norma sandoval
Norma Sandoval
Graduate/Professional: Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Physiology