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Social Welfare Undergrad Receives Mather Good Citizen Award

Social welfare major Alejandra Meza (BA '15) is the recipient of this year's Mather Good Citizen Award, an annual honor presented to a graduating senior for his or her service to the community.

Described by the awards selection committee as having "dedicated her undergraduate years to empowerment, promoting issues of youth development, justice and civic engagement," Meza has contributed her time and efforts to numerous agencies and services.

Her experiences include working for the literacy program BUILD as both a mentor and director at organization site Washington Elementary; AmeriCorps service with JusticeCorps, where she provided free legal support and Spanish translations for low-income clients at the San Francisco Superior Court; and helping lead the VotoLatino Campaign, through which she registered hundreds of UC Berkeley students as well as thousands of other voters for the 2012 election.

Meza was honored at the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Awards for Public Service ceremony on May 5. She will recieve a $1,500 prize as part of her award.