Karla Burgos-Morón awarded the 2017-2018 Leonard Holtz Award for Leadership

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Karla Burgos-Morón, class of 2019, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Leonard Holtz Award for Leadership. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to two juniors annually. Karla is a Political Studies major with supplemental majors in Latino Studies and Peace Studies. She has spent a semester studying in Washington, D.C. and plans to return this summer for an Institute for Latino Studies sponsored internship with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services program in anti-trafficking. Karla is a well-respected leader on campus serving as the co-president of the Student Coalition for Immigrant Advocacy, co-vice chair of the Diversity Council, and co-chair of the Latino Honor Society. Karla is an impassioned advocate for immigrants and refugees, especially victims of trafficking. ILS is thrilled that this strong student leader and future legal and public policy advocate is being honored with such a prestigious award.