Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

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Aissa L. Dearing-Benton
Howard University
Environment

Aissa is a third-year student of history and environmental science at Howard University (HU) from Durham, North Carolina. In Durham, she co-founded the Durham Youth Climate Justice Initiative, which seeks to set an intentional space for young people of color interested in climate advocacy work. She was recently appointed by Durham City Council, the youngest-ever (at 18), to serve as a Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board member. At Howard, she serves as the public relations coordinator for the HU Climate Change Club, a teaching assistant for the Environmental Studies Department, and as a fellow of the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship in Public Affairs.

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Alexis R. Barber Missouri
Nathaniel M. Baring Alaska
Temerity C. Bauer Nevada
Julianna K. Benge South Dakota
Sharia S. Betsoi Arizona
Mercedes Blancaflor Alaska
Victoria A. Boatwright Rhode Island
Joseph M. Boland Virginia
Janae C. Bonnell California
Jonnie L. Bray Washington
Carson S. Colenbaugh Georgia
Bethany J. Costello New Hampshire
Marina B. Dauer Texas
Aissa L. Dearing-Benton North Carolina
Sebastian D. Diaz Arizona
McKenna R. Dunbar Virginia
Elizabeth A. Esser Wisconsin
Kathryn A. Foral Georgia
Veronica Fritz Missouri
Kruttika Gopal Connecticut
Kendra M. Held Minnesota
Madison L. Hodges Indiana
Mackenzie L. Jahnke Hawaii
Olivia E. Jakabosky California
Abigail J. Kahler Arizona
Ondrea N. Kanwhen New York
Isabella D. Killius Tennessee
Mackenzie H. Knapp Washington
Teagan M. Kuzniar West Virginia
Alexia LaGrone Louisiana
Jessica N. Lambert North Carolina
Tylar M. Larsen Minnesota
Dana J. Lee New Mexico
Lilly E. Lewis Texas
Aiyana L. Lynch North Carolina
Benjamin J. May Pennsylvania
Merrick M. McMahon North Dakota
Nadira Sage Mitchell Arizona
Nolan D. Monaghan Iowa
Eloise J. Navarro Oregon
Erin A. Noël Massachusetts
Sage H. Phillips Maine
Joy E.M. Reeves Maryland
Nathaniel M. Ross Arizona
Max J. Sano New York
Naomi H. Schulberg New York
Alexios N. Smith Hawaii
Quinn C. Smith Jr. New Mexico
Morgan A. Spehar Ohio
Jonathan J. Szeto New Jersey
Carlos D. Tovar Texas
Sonny L. Walton North Carolina
Frances K. Ward Washington
Raina K. Woolworth Mississippi
Kamryn M. Yanchick Oklahoma