G. Cristina Mora, wins 2020 Assembly Faculty Mentor Award!

March 25, 2020

The Office of the Graduate Division recognizes the 2020 recipients of the Graduate Division's Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly's Faculty Mentor Awards:

"Excellent faculty mentorship has an indelible impact on the well-being, academic success, and overall experience of graduate students. It is something to be celebrated and acknowledged. The following award recipients have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to helping UC Berkeley graduate students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally. Although the public celebration of these faculty achievements, previously scheduled for the Bancroft Hotel, has had to be canceled, we hope that the entire UC Berkeley community will join us in congratulating these exceptional mentors. 

2020 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards 

Early-Career Faculty Winner

  • Ellen Evers, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

Late-Career Faculty Winner

  • Matthew Welch, Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology

2020 Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Awards

  • Nikki Jones, Professor, African American Studies 

  • Erin M. Kerrison, Assistant Professor, Social Welfare

  • G. Cristina Mora, Associate Professor, Sociology

These distinguished individuals, nominated by faculty colleagues and current and former graduate students, were selected from a pool of exceptional faculty members on the Berkeley campus and exemplify the values and best practices of effective mentoring that are core to our university community. We are especially pleased to celebrate these mentoring awards as part of the “150 Years of Women at Berkeley” commemoration, marking 150 years since the Board of Regents’ unanimous decision to admit women 'on equal terms in all respects with young men.'


Carol Christ 
A. Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Benjamin E. Hermalin
Vice Provost for Faculty
Lisa Garcia Bedolla
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
Maria Pettis
Vice President of Campus Affairs for the Graduate Assembly"