May 12, 2020
Congratulations to recent IGC alumna Dr. Cristina Marcillo, who just received a 2020 Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding VT-CALS Diversity Scholar Award! Throughout her four-year graduate career at Virginia Tech, Cristina has displayed her devotion to issues of justice and inclusion in her research, service, and professional activities. In addition to her dissertation work examining potential disparities in water quality and access here in Virginia and abroad in Guatemala, Cristina worked for the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity to mentor students in the college’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter and to assist in community college students’ transition to the university through the Pre-College Initiative. She also provided tutoring and STEM demos at rural K-12 schools through the Virginia Tech PEERS volunteer program (Partnering with Engineers and Educators in Rural Schools) and served as graduate student representative on the BSE department’s diversity committee for three years.
Congrats Dr. Marcillo on this prestigious, well-deserved award for your accomplishments!