Meet the 2010 Awardees
San Francisco State University
Trustee Murray L. Galinson Scholar
Growing up in a low-income family, the daughter of two janitors, Adrienne D. Wilson faced challenges of class and race discrimination while growing up in a well-off, predominantly white community. Today, Adrienne is a first-generation college graduate earning her master’s of public health at San Francisco State University.
Graduating in the top 10 of her high school class, Adrienne then attended UC Berkeley where she pursued her passions for health and community service through projects at the Berkeley Free Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Oakland and Berkeley’s Health Worker Program. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Adrienne enlisted in the Peace Corps and served three years in Tanzania and Ethiopia as a health education volunteer, cutting her service short due to the deteriorating health and subsequent death of her mother. She currently maintains a 4.00 GPA, works with AmeriCorps and tutors underprivileged youth in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Adrienne intends to obtain a PhD in public health to better serve the health care needs of marginalized communities in and outside the U.S.