SILA has a long history of awarding Fellowships to deserving students. Included here are the 2012 recipients.
Dr. Adrienne Meier (2012). A graduate of Northwest Nazarene University, Adrienne completed her MA degree in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Graduate School, where she is obtained her Ph.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology.
Adrienne has a deep commitment toward those who are not only of lower socioeconomic status, but also have physical and or mental needs. As she says, “I love working with individuals from a variety of setting, such as medical psychiatric and forensic facilities.” Included in these is City of Hope Medical Center, Patton State Hospital, UCLA Longevity Center, and prison facilities.
Jennie Giron (2012). An outstanding student, Jennie graduated magna cum laude from New Mexico State, followed by her master's degree in Education from Arizona State with a 3.9 GPA. Jennie next spent two years working for Teach for America. As a 7th grade math teacher, she learned to cope with a lack of essential supplies such as chairs, desks, and even books. Overcoming these obstacles, Jennie was able to increase her students’ knowledge by 3 grade levels.
From this experience, she began to question what it takes for a good leader to become a great leader. This quest led her to Claremont Graduate University where she is currently studying Positive Organizational Psychology as she works toward an MBA.