June 5, 2017
We are pleased to share that LIDS student Shreya Saxena was named a 2017 Graduate Woman of Excellence.
Given bienially by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE), the honorees were nominated and selected based on their leadership and service contributions at the Institute, their dedication to mentoring, and their drive to make changes to improve the student experience.
Shreya has a long history of doing all three. In her tenure at LIDS, she has been an active and dedicated member of the community, having served over the years as a member of the LIDS Socials Committee, a co-chair of the LIDS Student Conference, and most recently as a co-organizer of the weekly LIDS & Stats Tea series. She is also part of EECS Refs, a select group of EECS graduate students trained as peer mediators, whose role is "to support the graduate community and serve as a first point of contact in dealing with stress and conflict, however big or small."
The LIDS community congratulates Shreya for this well-deserved recognition!
We are proud that LIDS has had honorees in the Graduate Women of Excellence cohorts from the inception of the award, in 2010. They include alums Hoda Eydgahi (selected in 2010), Ermin Wei (selected in 2013), and Marzieh Parandehgheibi (selected in 2015).
Read the ODGE announcement, which has a complete list of current and previous honorees.