Lauren Cordova Named 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior

Lauren Cordova, ’17 Behavioral Science and Sociology, has been named one of this year’s Outstanding Graduating Seniors. This award recognizes leadership on and off campus, contributions to the community, and academic achievement.

Lauren has worked in LGBTQ+ organizations throughout her time at SJSU and during a year at University College Dublin. She has held leadership positions at SJSU’s Queers Thoughtfully Interrupting Prejudice, Peers in Pride, and Peer Connections. She has also worked at San Jose’s LGBTQ+ Youth Space Speaker’s Bureau. While demonstrating a commitment to her fellow Spartans, she has maintained a 3.846 GPA. She conducted research on underrepresented minority students in the College of Social Sciences, alongside Professor Amy Leisenring. Their work led to a paper which they presented at the Pacific Sociological Association conference in April. Lauren will attend the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Dean’s Spring 2017 Graduate Student Colloquium

Social Science scholarship explores complex, often interrelated, social processes. It also researches ways in which the quality of life of individuals can be improved and the society can become more just, vibrant, and sustainable. Presentations in this colloquium represent the wide range of inquiries that social scientists pursue: ethical alternatives to risky high-interest payday loans; impact of parking requirements on housing affordability; political participations among women in the Evangelical church; how movies and books bring our attention to the environment and shape our world; and people’s attitudes toward rent control policies.

This event is open to the campus community.