A graduate student in Anthropology and Cognitive Science and a CISAB (Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior) member, Lana receives the Hanna award in appreciation of her extensive outreach work, including (but by no means limited to!) serving as Anthropology’s Event Coordinator for IU Science Fest; co-Editor at Large and Copyeditor of the College’s science blog, ScIU; and organizer of several workshops on science communication. The fact that Lana has been able to accomplish this breadth and quantity of outreach while also mentoring students in the lab and via IU’s Research Scholars Cohort Program; volunteering at Science Olympiad; serving as a counselor for the NSF-sponsored Girls with Nerve summer camp, and maintaining a variety of service responsibilities both inside and outside the University is remarkable. Combining those accomplishments with maintaining an active research program as she works towards her PhD is extraordinary. As Dr. Tom Schoenemann described in nominating Lana for the award, her research productivity, combined with her mentorship of undergraduates who are under-represented in STEM fields, and her science outreach truly exemplify the values that underlie the Hanna scholarship. On behalf of the CISAB Steering committee, congratulations on this well-earned honor!
A note about the award: Hanna Kolodziejski was an exemplary member of CISAB and the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior graduate program in Biology. Despite an ongoing battle with non Hodgkins lymphoma, Hanna was an outstanding young scientist, a dedicated mentor and teacher, and was passionate in serving charitable causes in Bloomington and in protesting war and promoting peace. The Hanna Kolodziejski scholarship was established in 2011 to recognize graduate students, who, like Hanna, excel in research and teaching while making significant efforts in activism and community service.