Arts & Sciences

Women’s Society recognizes students with awards, scholarships

The Women’s Society of Washington University presented the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award and the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships to four deserving students at their annual membership meeting April 10.

Wendy Olk, chair of the group’s Leadership Committee, handed out the Switzer Leadership Award to this year’s honorees. Nominees for the award are selected based on a commitment to the university and leadership at the undergraduate level. This year’s recipients are graduating seniors Lauren Dumas, of Olin Business School, and Sabrina Wang, of Arts & Sciences.

Dumas is majoring in both organization and strategic management and in marketing, with a minor in psychology. She served as head teaching assistant for Olin’s introductory business course. She also served in the Undergraduate Fellowship, a program in which she mentored her peers to make a difference in the St. Louis community. Dumas successfully led several consulting projects as a part of Arch Consulting, a competition group at Olin that strengthens business skills. Following graduation, she will begin management consulting at Bain & Company in Chicago.

Switzer Leadership Award recipient Sabrina Wang accepts her award. (Photo: Mary Butkus/Washington University)

Wang, who is majoring in both biology-neuroscience and in international and area studies, both in Arts & Sciences, serves as executive director for the Washington University Political Review, working to encourage civic engagement on campus. She worked with the Assembly Series to plan an event focused on journalistic truth in the digital age. Additionally, she works as the health clinic chair for Partners in East St. Louis, a campus service organization that provides volunteer support to East St. Louis institutions.

On the academic side, Wang showcased neuroimaging techniques in dementia diagnosis at the national conference of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association in October. Following graduation, she plans to enter the global health policy field with an emphasis on low-income countries.

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