UCI Women's Hub

Dynamic Womxn of UCI Awards

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The Dynamic Womxn of UCI Awards event celebrates and honors the incredible womxn who are leaders and role models actively making a difference in our community. This is a one of a kind celebration focuses on the womxn who inspire us to take action and to fight for causes we believe in.

Award Categories

Outstanding Social Justice Activist Award

This award honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to working on anti-sexist endeavors and who have drawn connections between various communities to end multiple forms of oppression including but not limited to ableism, heterosexism, racism, classism, xenophobia, and ageism.

Academic Achievement Award

This award honors member(s) of the UCI community (faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students) who have contributed academic research/theory that advances knowledge, narratives and/or pedagogy that elevate womxn's and BIWOC issues in their field.

Dynamic Womxn of the Year Award

This award honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the personal growth and success of womxn, through education, research, public or volunteer service, above and beyond their expected responsibilities. This award recognizes an individual's significant contribution to the UCI community that may often go unnoticed.

Tamara Austin Legacy Award

This award recognizes one member of the UCI community whose impact creates a legacy that will be known and felt for generations to come. Honoring Tamara Austin, the Womxn's Hub inaugural Director, this award celebrates an individual who has exemplified leadership and advocacy for womxn on campus. Nominees should demonstrate dedication to equity on our campus and have been apart of the UCI community for a minimum of 5 years.

Ally Award

This award honors member(s) who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a space to advance womxn in higher education by breaking down barriers for advancing womxn's voice, role, and presence at different levels of the UCI campus. Examples can include BIWOC study spaces, scholarships for grad students, professional development/training/mentorship for the advancement of womxn, etc.

2021 Nomination Form

The Dynamic Womxn of UCI Awards, now in its 8th year, will celebrate and honor the incredible womxn who are leaders and role models actively making a difference. We encourage you to nominate the dynamic womxn you know to celebrate their contributions to the UCI community. Self-nominations from students, staff, and faculty are also welcomed.

Nominations Due: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Event Date: Awardees to be revealed Week Nine

2020 Award Winners

Alumni & Community Award - Nicole Balbuena
Academic Achievement Award - Andrea Aebersold and Serly Khosravian
Outstanding Social Justice Activist - Courtney Echols and Jenny Fan
Spotlight Award - Janelle Gonzalez and Megan Linos
Dynamic Womxn of the Year Award - Brenna Biggs, Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, and Shohreh Bozorgmehri
In place of an in person event, in 2020 we honored all awardees and nominees through this celebratory video. 

2019 Award Winners

Alumni & Community Award - Lindsay Perez-Huber 
Ally Award - Bill Branch
Academic Achievement Award - Yasmin Shokes, Diana Ramos, Frances Leslie, and Kathleen Treseder
Outstanding Social Justice Activist - Selma Hassane, Kayla Puente, Andrea Reyes, and Constance Iloh 
Spotlight Award - Lauryn Newsome, Petra De La Cruz, Vanessa Delgado, Pheather Harris, Vivian Luu, and Ying Hoon
Dynamic Womxn of the Year Award - Shronda Davis-Maxie, Araceli Calderon, Nasreen Zia, and Ann Hironaka

2018 Award Winners

Alumni & Community Award - Bridget Cooks
Ally Award - Andrew Guerrero and William Maurer
Academic Achievement Award - Fei Yang, Laura Enriquez, and Nina Bandelj 
Outstanding Social Justice Activist - Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Jennifer Wilkins and Elana Craemer
Spotlight Award - Nidia Bello, Pauline Nguyen, Ana Miriam Barragan, and Thais Bouchereau
Dynamic Womxn of the Year Award - Vania Agama Ramirez, LaShonda Carter, Cristina Flores, and Glenda Flores