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HGSE Honors Master's Students with Intellectual Contribution Award

The recognition is given to 10 graduating Ed.M. students (two from each residential Ed.M. program) whose dedication to scholarship enhanced HGSE’s academic community and positively affected fellow students
ICA Winners 2023
Clockwise from top left: Dana Vera, Palki Bhattacharyya, Mrinmoy Saha, Amelea Ng, Bobby Russo, Jared Bellot, Estela Sato Shiratori, Doris Alcántara, Molly Dutton Sanderson, and Bruno Villegas McCubbin

HGSE's Intellectual Contribution Award honorees for 2023 were nominated by their classmates based on who inspired them, helped them gain a different perspective on education's challenges, and contributed to shared learning and intellectual growth in and out of the classroom. Each program's faculty directors, in consultation with other faculty and staff, selected the final honorees for their program based on the nominations and on demonstrated academic success. 

During the HGSE Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, Dean Bridget Long will present this year’s recipients with a certificate of recognition and a gold honor cord to wear during the Commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 25.

Here, the 2023 Intellectual Contribution Award winners describe their personal journeys, what HGSE means to them, and the impact they hope to make on the field of education.

Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship (ELOE)

Jared Bellot:

Palki Bhattacharyya:

Education Policy and Analysis (EPA)

Doris Alcántara:

Bruno Villegas McCubbin:

Human Development and Education (HDE)

Amelea Ng:

Estela Sato Shiratori:



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