2020-2021 jane b semel Award Recipients

Maria Garibay

Maria Garibay is an undergraduate student studying Sociology with a Global Health Minor and our Undergraduate Student Researcher for the Semel HCI MindWell Pod. Maria is particularly being selected for her work supporting MindWell’s mission to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Miranda Kim

Miranda Kim is an undergraduate student double majoring in Economics and Psychology with a minor in Spanish and is our Undergraduate Staff Coordinator at Semel HCI. She is being selected for her work advancing health equity and racial justice at UCLA through her positions at Semel HCI and also the Student Wellness Commission Assistant Commissioner.

Jessica Arzola

Jessica Arzola is a second year Masters of Public Health graduate student at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a Registered Nurse at UCLA Health being selected for her work exploring staff and student knowledge, attitudes and practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic as a Global Food Initiative Fellow.

Al Ferrone

Al Ferrone is the Senior Director of Food & Beverage for UCLA Dining/Hospitality Services and was selected for his work to address the food insecurity being experienced by members of the UCLA community and our community partners.

Nicole Green

Nicole Green is the Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at UCLA and the Co-Pod Leader for Semel HCI’s MindWell Pod. Nicole was selected for her tireless commitment to improving health equity and racial justice.