Jennifer Ma - Pham '04, who came to the United States from Hong Kong
when she was 6 months old, was one of 15 students nationwide last spring who was named
a fellow by the Merage Institute for the American Dream. The fellowship recognizes
students who immigrated to the U.S. for their academic performance, leadership, creativity,
initiative and ethics. Ma-Pham will receive $10,000 a year for two years to help fund her
graduate program in social work at Columbia University.
While an undergraduate. Ma-Pham maintained a 3.76 grad point average and held leadership
positions with the Campus Assault Resource Program, the Alliance for Sexual Assault Survivors,
the UCI Center for Women and Men, and Girls Incorporated. She hopes one day to establish a
nonprofit organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse.