Awards and achievements in CAHNR

Alumna honored at Women of Innovation Awards

Wawa Gatheru
Wawa Gatheru

UConn Today announced CAHNR alumna Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru ’20 (Environmental Studies) was one of four UConn researchers to be honored at the Connecticut Technology Council’s 16th annual Women of Innovation awards gala.

Gatheru was honored in the Collegian Innovation & Leadership Category. Her research emphasizes the importance of centering people of color’s experience and expertise in the environmental movement.

The event was held virtually on November 12, 2020.

By Jason M. Sheldon