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2020 - 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Please note that this year, our usual award procedures were interrupted due to the coronavirus. We awarded the same scholarships to the five returning recipients from last year.

Note: Time in parentheses after recipient's name below refers to each person's presentation in our Scholarship Video, found here. In addition, past recipients Ashley Coates (20:32), Erika Cisneros (12:34), and Yascara Jiminez (18:56) reported on their journeys since graduating.

Marion Freeborn Continuing Student Scholarship

Jennifer Addleman (24:11) is majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior with a minor in Nutrition Science and Management. She plans to pursue medical school to become an integrative and functional medicine doctor. She works in the Human Performance Lab as an Undergraduate Researcher and as a volunteer in the pediatric emergency department of the University of California Davis Medical Center. In her free time, she has explored various forms of physical activity and outdoor adventures. Her balance of studies and physical fitness seem to be working as she has earned a perfect grade-point average in a STEM major with two minors. 

Madeline Bright (26:46) is majoring in Biological Sciences. She is planning to pursue a M.D./Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, as well as an M.D., to practice as a pediatric Oncologist. Her research work in the David Lab at UC Davis has helped solidify her career inspirations. As a future researcher, she wants to remain connected to her core research: improving human lives. She continued her research by studying in Dublin, Ireland this past summer.

Rose Cohen-Sandler (32:42) is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She has been eager to pursue a career in medicine from a young age. As an undergraduate medical assistant for Clinica Tepati, a student-run clinic at UC Davis, she has learned the importance of providing culturally-sensitive healthcare. She hopes to incorporate this knowledge and serve underserved communities in her professional career. Rose is also a member of Vision Dance Troupe, a contemporary and jazz dance company. Dance helps create balance in her life and is a healthy way to release stress.

Kate Fizell Founder’s Scholarship

McKenna Weitzel (34:27) is majoring in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. She sees herself in the future as an advocate to implement sound environmental and ecological practices. Her appreciation of wildlife and conservation is what inspired her to major in this field. With her major, teaching, research and public service are all viable future career options. While at UC Davis, she has volunteered with the Special Olympics Club, become a part of the UC Davis Women’s Rowing team and worked for the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue Center.

Carol Lee Coss Memorial Scholarship

Cozette Ellis (36:42) is a Design Major and plans to pursue design as a career. She is inspired by the human-centered goals of the program that will help her do good work for people, not profit. She is constantly learning, so that her career plans will morph with the classes and opportunities as they present themselves. She has been involved in community service since the seventh grade and continues to be involved at UC Davis.

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