Every year, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is happy to welcome a new cohort of Hackworth Fellows to pursue research in the application of various ethical fields. These students have done important ethical work, with many of their projects published by the Center. To learn more about the work of last year’s Fellows, check out the 2020-21 Project Showcase.
The experience gained through their fellowship will stay with these students and serve them for years to come. As Don Heider, executive director of the Ethics Center explains, “[applying ethics] is a toolset that can serve you for the rest of your life.” The Hackworth Fellows will become part of a symbiotic relationship that aids them both -- the Ethics Center and the broader SCU community.
This year, eleven undergraduates will join the fellowship as they embark on projects of various sizes and shapes.
Mikayla Apodaca ’23, Gerryk Madrigal Ayala ’23, Emily Bachar ’22, Anna Demopolous ’22, Grace Evans ’23, Keren Goor ’23, Betty Hou ’22, Morayo Kamson ’22, Sydney Lenoch ’22, Emma Samuels ’22, and Jackson Stanich ’23, will make up this year’s cohort of Hackworth Fellows. The 11 students will focus on the ethics associated with a variety of topics including immigration, the social sector, health care and medicine, internet, technology, journalism, and issues affecting the SCU campus. Find out more about each of the fellows and their individual work on the Hackworth Fellowship page.
Among the group are a team of four that will focus on on-campus ethical dilemmas under Executive Director Don Heider. One of them, Morayo Kamson ’22, said she is looking forward to using the team as a “way to holistically address ethical issues on campus.”
“This smaller, more focused team within this year’s Hackworth cohort may prove to be an invaluable asset as we transition back to in-person schooling in the new year,” added Heider.
All of this year’s Hackworth Fellows are extraordinary minds who are grateful to be with us. As Emily Bachar ’22 affirms, “I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to conduct my research, engage with the program, and design my projects in a more hands-on way than has been possible for the past few years.” We are thankful to have Emily and all of our Hackworth Fellows back on campus, and we look forward to seeing their work blossom over the course of the year. Join us in welcoming the 2021-2022 Hackworth Fellows!
Lucas Bush ’23, political science and ethnic studies major and a marketing and communications intern with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, contributed to this story.