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 supports 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 underwrites an internship to promote Leadership of Young Women through Sports.
Global Studies Award
Three students were selected to receive the Global Studies Award in 2022.
Miguel Fuentes will conduct research on obstetric violence, maternal death, and proposals for strategic litigation to affect policy changes related to women's rights in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas Heights of Mexico.
Genesis Herrera's will conduct field research in northern Brazil in preparation for a comparative study of Brazil’s and the US response to refugees and refugees' impact on their receiving communities after resettlement.
Swaroopa Lahiri will conduct focus groups with women farmers in Maharashtra, India, focusing on farmer suicide-affected families and women who have undergone hysterectomies to ensure that they are able to bear the harsh physical labor in the sugarcane fields.
Claire Haddad and Lindsay Kenefick, the 2021 sports interns, are UCSB undergraduate students. Claire and Lindsay worked with the Isla Vista Youth Program during the summer of 2021. Due to the pandemic, the program was via Zoom. Although the interns were unable to engage in sports during the internship, they were able to foster community in a different way while still promoting the confidence and positivity that can come from being active.