January 25, 2022

OGPS PhD Student Awards Go to Jess Millar & Zena Lapp

The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies recently presented the OGPS PhD Student Awards and both Jess Millar and Zena Lapp were recipients! 

Jess Millar (Woods lab) was nominated for Excellence in Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and her nominator writes: 

“Jess is an innovative leader for DEI, especially for first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ+ students. They have researched & published on the subject completely on their own,
consulted for diverse groups of students & faculty, and
offered encouragement and specific guidance on
navigating the path to graduate school.”
Zena Lapp (Snitkin lab) was nominated for Excellence in Service and her nominator writes:
“Zena is the type of person who enriches both the graduate student body and
the wider community in southeast Michigan.
Zena’s service to others fuels her—she is motivated by her
genuine desire to help others reach their goals.”