KENDRA CHIOTA PAYNE MEMORIAL FUND
The Kendra Chiota Payne Memorial Awards are funded by a memorial endowment created from the donations of family, friends, and teammates of Kendra Chiota Payne, UCSB Class of 2006. The UCSB Foundation administers the Memorial Fund that supports these awards.
The Fund funds two awards. The first award helps support a Global Studies graduate student in an overseas internship with an NGO working for the economic advancement of women and children in Africa, Asia or Latin America. The second award funds an internship to promote Leadership of Young Women through Sports.
Global Studies Award
Jesilyn Faust, the 2019 Global Studies Award recipient, is a UCSB Global Studies Master's Degree student. Jesilyn did a two-month internship in the office of the Women and Child Protection Center in Manila, the Philippines.
Cassie Bija and Rachel Hildenbrand, the 2019 sports interns, are UCSB undergraduate students. Cassie and Rachel worked with the Isla Vista Youth Program for six-weeks this past summer. They introduced a group of 30 young girls to non-traditional and traditional recreational activities.