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Déjà Thomas '17 has been awarded a national Udall Scholarship

ESS Junior Déjà Thomas has recently been awarded an Udall Scholarship and a Global Social Benefit Fellowship with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. As a junior with double majors in Environmental Studies and Communication as well as an Entrepreneurship minor, her leadership experience, work in SLURP 195, and volunteering experience were recognized by the organization. As an Udall scholar, Déjà will attend the Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona in August, where she will have opportunities to network and collaborate with other scholars. She will also combine her leadership and passion for the sustainable development as a Global Social Benefit Fellow for the Miller center. This summer Déjà will conduct research for seven weeks in Mpigi, Uganda on a social enterprise called Bana. Bana’s mission is to keep girls in school through the manufacturing of affordable and eco-friendly sanitary pads.