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Graduate student Jenny Mendoza wins the Dixon award!

Jenny Mendoza

Jenny Mendoza, winner of the Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Student Innovation Award

Congrats to Jenny Mendoza, who won the prestigious Julie and Rocky Dixon Student Innovation Award!

Jenny Mendoza is a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology, and her research focuses on infants’ development. Her ultimate career goal is to found and direct an innovative Child Development Center to provide high-quality education and care to young children, infusing music into the curriculum. With the support of the Julie and Rocky Dixon Student Innovation Award, Jenny will complete two related internships: one working closely with Alisa Stull, the Executive Director of the Co-op Family Center, and the other as a Parenting Educator Assistant at Parenting Now!. Through these internships, Jenny will build and hone critical skills to help her achieve her ultimate goal. Jenny is eager to embark on these next steps, and she is honored for the opportunity to do so as a Dixon Fellow.