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
Jesilyn Faust, the 2019 Global Studies Award recipient, is a UCSB Global Studies PhD student. Jesilyn did her internship in the Philippines in the fall of 2019. She is furthering her studies in Morocco in the spring of 2020. The focus of Jesi's research is the gender-related legal, financial, social and economic challenges women farmers’ face in both of these countries.
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 traditional and non-traditional sports and recreational activities.