Two Brown University undergraduate students have been named 2012 Udall Scholars. Katherine Hadley and Rebecca Rast are among a group of 80 students from 70 colleges and universities who will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Scholars were selected on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. The 2012 Udall Scholars will assemble Aug. 8-12, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz., to receive their awards and meet policymakers and community leaders in environmental fields, tribal health care, and governance. Hadley is a rising senior studying environmental science and Africana studies with a focus on environmental and economic justice, especially in the places where people pick, prepare, and serve food. She looks forward to doing anti-oppression work full-time after she graduates. Rast is a rising senior studying environmental studies and Africana studies. She is passionate about integrating environmental justice and economic justice to build a more equitable and sustainable world for all.

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