Congratulations to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences staff and alumni – Paloma Boykin, Michelle Ennabe, Charlinda Haudley, and Jill Perrella – who are part of the 2020 Class of “40 Under 40,” an honor given to Tucson professionals under the age of 40 for “significant achievements and contribution to their profession and community.” They were honored on Dec. 15 in a virtual event hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star.
Read more about the honorees below.
Paloma Boykin is a senior academic advisor for the School of Journalism. She earned a B.A. in Journalism in 2008 from the University of Arizona, and in 2011, she earned a master's in Higher Education from Northern Arizona University.
Boykin, a third-generation alumna, has worked for the university since 2009. She has helped enroll thousands of Wildcats and says she is passionate about helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.
Boykin has been a member of the Junior League of Tucson Inc. since 2012 and serves as co-chair of the Greater Phoenix National College Fair, which attracts Arizona high school and community college students pursuing higher education. She actively volunteers with organizations including Bag It, Ben's Bells, and the Pima Council on Aging.
Michelle Ennabe graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2018 and is now in the graduate program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Michelle is the daughter of first-generation Latino and Arab-Americans and the first in her family to pursue higher education.
In addition to her academic work, Ennabe co-founded Checkmate Disparities – a refugee support program. She also co-founded the Produce On Wheels Without Waste La Mesa Division site, which distributes 15,000 pounds of fresh produce to 200 disadvantaged families monthly. Ennabe’s work has received several recognitions, including the SBS Excellence in Leadership and Community Engagement Award.
Michelle envisions a career at the frontlines of family medicine, helping to prevent chronic diseases and premature death.
Charlinda Haudley graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona in 2013.
Haudley is currently the senior program coordinator with the Office of Multicultural Advancement. Haudley, a member of the Navajo Nation, helps oversee the office's efforts to "develop community-based programs and initiatives to create global citizens." She has worked at the university since 2017 and is a doctoral candidate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Haudley serves on the executive board for the University of Arizona American Indian Alumni Club and participated in the 2020 Valle del Sol Hispanic Leadership Institute in Tucson. In 2019, she won the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship for her commitment to furthering diversity in education and the community.
Jill Perrella earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Arizona in 2004. There, she served as a news and feature writer for the Arizona Daily Wildcat and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law.
Perrella is a member of Snell & Wilmer’s bankruptcy and reorganization group. She has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition in Business Bankruptcy for the last five years.
Since moving to Tucson in 2001, Perrella has been a strong community supporter. She has volunteered at local free legal clinics for the homeless and the LGBTQ community and represented victims of domestic violence. She has also volunteered at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Center. Perrella is a member of the Arizona Public Media Community Advisory Board.
Text from UA@Work, the Arizona Daily Star, and Snell & Wilmer’s press release.