Ida Balderrama-Trudell, Chief of Staff to the Dean of Students, UW-Madison; received the Student Personnel Association’s 2019 “Leadership in Social Justice Award”. She is grateful and humbled to have this honor bestowed on her and acknowledges all of the social justice warriors who have influenced, mentored and guided her along this life-long journey.
This recognition is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and courage while initiating, creating and supporting a more socially-just learning and work environment for students and staff, whether within or beyond the scope of current position. Examples of such work include: ensuring inclusive and respectful environments for all people, making others aware of injustices, and advocating on a continuous basis for institutional efforts to address social injustices. The individual should have a clear record of fostering an open, positive, and inclusive campus community. Moreover, the recipient of the award should demonstrate a sense of commitment, spirit, and integrity to social justice both professionally and personally.