Congratulations to the 2021 Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholar!

The CLS Program is delighted to congratulate Priscilla Contreras, this year’s recipient of the Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship.  This award is conferred annually on a Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program Priscilla Contreras HeadshotUndergraduate Certificate student who has excelled academically and made outstanding service contributions to the Chican@ and Latin@ Community. Administered by the CLS Program, the award is made possible by donations from alumni and community supporters, including former UW System Regent Jesus Salas and former UW Extension Assistant Dean Daniel Malacara.  The award honors Regent Salas for his continuous commitment and dedication to the advancement and well-being of the Chican@ and Latin@ community.  Priscilla is currently a junior and comes to us from Chicago.  She is majoring in Education Studies with Certificates in CLS and Gender & Women’s Studies. She also works as a mentor for the Trio and PEOPLE programs. Active in student organizations, Priscilla is the current President of Diverse Leaders in Education and the programming co-chair for the Latine Student Union. She has also participated in the Latinx Heritage Month Programming Committee. This summer, she will be enrolled two CLS courses while working as a SOAR peer advisor. Priscilla also plans to spend the summer researching graduate programs.  ¡Felicidades Priscilla!