Staley Lab member Cody Hernandez was selected as a winner of the Student Leadership Recognition Program. This award is given to a select few graduate students who take the initiative and volunteer to improve the life of the graduate student body at UChicago.
This award is definitely well-deserved. Cody currently serves as co-president of the UChicago chapter of SACNAS and was instrumental in organizing the Chicago Regional SACNAS conference. Additionally, Cody is involved on committees that organize BSD events such as the Graduate Student Seminar, serves as a mentor to post-baccalaureate students in the UChicago PREP program, and is one of the chief organizers of a team dedicated to increasing the diveristy of graduate students in the Biological Sciences Division.