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Dr. Rao wins supervisor of the year at UEL award ceremony in April

On campus student employees are doing more than just the day to day tasks of their department, they are now expanding their network, cultivating new experiences and interests, and finding mentorship under the supervisors who hire them. Right now, JHU has over 12,000 student employees across all divisions of JHU who are all learning, growing their interests and curiosities in various fields, and doing exciting work that needs to be recognized. This has never been more evident that in April when departments across JHU celebrated National Student Employee Appreciate Week, hosted by The University Experiential Learning department, that culminated in a recognition and award ceremony at the Glass Pavilion and livestreamed through the Imagine YouTube channel. The video of the ceremony can still be viewed here.

The student winners, Kinsey Thorpe and Nabila Ali, as well as supervisor, Dr. Roshni Rao, were the winners amongst a verdurous cohort of fellow nominees and their nominations highlights can be viewed here:

Undergraduate University Experiential Learning Outstanding Achiever Award

"Kinsey approaches each unique task with curiosity and eagerness to familiarize herself with the field of development. Kinsey's steadfast dedication has demonstrated her deep understanding of the importance of philanthropy. Her poise, outstanding communication skills, and genuine way of connecting with people are just a few of her admirable qualities." - Luise Lampe of University Administration on Kinsey's nomination for the Undergraduate Outstanding Achiever Award.

Kinsey Thorpe is the Undergraduate Assistant for Stewardship and Donor Engagement (Development and Alumni Relations) with University Administration

Graduate University Experiential Learning Outstanding Achiever Award

"Nabila is able to take on new tasks independently and ask for help when needed. She also participates in projects to which she is not directly assigned, helping other students and serving as a test subject. Her work…has not only relieved me of a great burden (as I can depend on the quality and timeliness of her work) [it] also helps take it in new directions. She has clearly demonstrated the perseverance, initiative, mental ability, and good humor needed to be successful in advanced work." - Mark Shelhamer of the School of Medicine on Nabila's nomination for the Graduate University Experiential Learning Outstanding Achiever Award.

Nabila Ali is a student Research Assistant at the School of Medicine.

University Experiential Learning Outstanding Practitioner Award

"Roshni can easily be compared to a tree, with roots that allow her to act as a nurturing strength for so many who encounter her branches. She has changed the way graduate and postdoctoral students think about their graduate education, the career paths that are open to them, and their relationships with peers and mentors. " - Marta Sliwa of the PHutures Office for PhD and Post-Doc career services on Roshini's nomination for Outstanding Practitioner of the Year.

Dr. Roshni Rao is the Executive Director of PHutures, under the Office of the Provost

The week also included a social media campaign "The Peoples Choice" to allow nominees another layer of recognition through the website. The Hopkins Community could view headshots and direct quotes from their nomination letters. The UEL Student Team managed the project from start to finish and successfully named the winners with over 1,800 unique voters.

People's Choice Awards

Malaika Voyou - Undergraduate

Tianyu Cao - Graduate

Find more information on the award ceremony and winners on the UEL website and find more on campus opportunities on SMILE