Student with Passion for International Education and Human Rights Receives Nugent Award: Lily Chavez, '20

May 5, 2020
Lily Keane Chavez

Lily Keane Chavez

Lily Keane Chavez is an Honors student graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and global studies. She is the recipient of the Roger Logan Nugent Award.

“To the College of SBS and to all of the incredible professors, mentors, and advisors I’ve met along the way, thank you," Lily said. "Thank you for constantly pushing me to reach my highest potential. I cannot begin to express how remarkable the past four years have been for me. It is through countless experiences both in and outside of the classroom that have challenged me to go far beyond my comfort zone and engage in things I would have never imagined prior to stepping foot on this campus. The University of Arizona is full of so much opportunity and I am proud to call it home.” 

The below profile is from the Dean of Student’s website:

As an Arizona Assurance scholar from Phoenix, Chavez has committed her undergraduate career to promoting international education and global awareness through exemplifying the essence of service to the university, the Tucson community and underrepresented populations abroad.

As a senior, Chavez served as a Family and Youth Support and Cultural Orientation intern at the Tucson-based International Rescue Committee. Additionally, she engaged in a semester-long social media enhancement project for Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Chavez is also engaged with the university's Refugee Project, where she builds on existing intercultural competency skills. Chavez is currently serving as a civil rights, communications and social movements research assistant under the advisement of professor Thomas P. Miller. Chavez has also been a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Arizona Model United Nations, Phi Beta Kappa honors society and Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity.

Upon graduation, Chavez intends to conduct research for a non-governmental organization dedicated to gender equality and international education reform. In the following year, Chavez plans to continue her education in the field of international human rights law.