Shane Hughes '20 and Mariana Perera '20 selected as 2019-2020 Hackworth Fellows
Shane Hughes '20 is a senior student-athlete (Go, SCU Men's Water Polo!) studying political science with a minor in entrepreneurship and is from Chicago, IL. As a Hackworth Fellow, he will perform research on how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics can become more of a resource for students on campus. Ethics is important to Shane because he feels it is crucial to be aware of the decisions we make, their moral implications, and the impact these decisions have on ourselves and those around us. He hopes that through his work, he can encourage Santa Clara students to be more conscious of their ethical decisions in their day-to-day lives.
Mariana Perera '20 is a political science, communication, and Spanish major from the Bay Area. She will be spending her year as a Hackworth Fellow focusing on government and campaign ethics alongside Hana Callaghan. Mariana is interested in ethics because she believes they are a cornerstone to successful governments and democracy. She hopes that through her work, she can encourage Santa Clara students to be more active and ethical in their political participation and evaluation of people in office.
About the Hackworth Fellowship
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics invites applications near the end of the current academic year from Santa Clara University sophomores and juniors for the Hackworth Fellowships in Applied Ethics. Selection of Fellows will be made before the close of the current academic year. Students who are selected as Fellows will serve in the fellowship as juniors and seniors during the following academic year.
The goal of the program is to have Fellows engage more deeply with the application of ethics to a topic of concrete concern, to complete an important project related to that concern, and to grow as an ethical leader. In order to pursue this goal, Fellows are expected either to develop their own programs in an area of interest to them or to work with existing programs at the Ethics Center. These programs can be on as wide a range of topics and use as wide a range of methods as are of interest to each fellow.
The Fellowships are for the duration of senior year and have a stipend of $4,000.
The Hackworth Fellowships are supported by a gift from Joan and the late Michael Hackworth.