Carolina S. Sarmiento, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Human Ecology and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies faculty affiliate, has received the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award from the UW System at a reception on November 10th. This honor is given annually to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state. Dr. Sarmiento specializes in community-based research on issues of urban inequality, with a focus on communities of Latin American descent. In her research and teaching, she collaborates with organizations at the forefront of social movements, including such notable local groups as Voces de la Frontera, Freedom Inc., Centro Hispano, and many more. Dr. Sarmiento was also one of six honorees to receive the UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award for 2021-22 from the UW-Madison.