NAS Professor Jessica Bissett Perea selected for 2020 Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award
The Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Awards recognize faculty providing outstanding service in advising and mentoring at the program level.
The NAS program has selected Professor Perea for this award due to her excellent service to the graduate program, as well as her positive impact on graduate students and colleagues.
We express gratitude to her investment in advising and mentoring graduate students and contribution to their success.
The NAS department highlighted the following when nominating Professor Perea:
“She is the kind of mentor who can make a person believe that it is possible to get a doctorate degree despite the odds stacked against Indigenous people and people of color in the academy.”
“I am in awe when I observe her giving all of her advisees unique support and guidance to help them succeed. She is able to see our talents and strengths and design a graduate school experience that serves our needs and fosters our success.”
“Dr. Bissett Perea has stood out amongst the faculty for her exemplary ability to balance an intensely rigorous standard of academic training with deeply intuitive mentorship that embraces individual backgrounds and diverse identities.”
“Dr. Jessica Bissett Perea’s dedication to student and community successes is always prevalent in her work. Her support is as thoughtful as it is comprehensive, redefining education in and out of the classroom on behalf of student development, engagement, and retention.”
Graduate Studies is committed to showcasing and promoting positive mentoring experiences like Professor Perea’s. Graduate advising and mentoring is vital for guiding students through their degrees and professional development, while also helping to ensure their overall success and well-being. Professor Perea’s efforts exemplify outstanding service in mentorship and Graduate studies hopes you will join us in championing the benefits and significance of graduate student mentoring across campus.
Congratulations Professor Perea!