Elizabet "Liz" Covarrubias

Q & A With Barnett Scholarship Recipient

Written 7-11-2011

Elizabet CovarrubiasGraduated in 2010 with a Masters in Social Work, in the Community Practice Track.

Community Involvement/Activities?

Was a member of:

  • Shades of Brown and Allies (SOBA)
  • Multicultural Social Justice (MSJ).
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society

Was an active student supporter of DU Sodexho workers' efforts to gain employee rights.

Graduate intern at Project WISE, a non-profit organization working with low-income and welfare recipient women, and I help them receive the resources and support they need to live self-sustainable lives.

Experience at DU?

My experience at DU was a rewarding challenge. I was able to cultivate professional development through my graduate studies and community involvement. The support and encouragement from my professors and classmates was a vital component to my success.

What the Barnett Scholarship has meant to you?

Receiving the Barnett Scholarship supported my financial situation to continue attending DU. It's been a privilege receiving the award, and knowing that community members care about the success of students such as myself.

Plans for the Future?

I plan to work internationally on women's issues, particularly around health, education, economic development, and human security risk factors. My goal is to continue to work for social justice through anti-oppressive practices, and I hope to be able to create systemic change through policy, research, and educational awareness.