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2 CSU students selected as Udall Scholars


Hatch is also a member of the CSU Native Women’s Circle, a group created to enhance social, collective, individual, and cultural support for the women of the Native American Cultural Center. She is also part of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) CSU Chapter.

Since joining CSU, Hatch said he has encountered significant obstacles. However, she said her community at home and at CSU played a key role in helping her persevere.

Hatch explained that the scholarship will allow her to further her education and develop her consensus-building skills through her involvement with the Indigenous and scientific community on campus, while embracing her intersectional identities as a Diné woman and scientist. .

“As an Indigenous woman in science,” said Hatch, “I hope to develop consensus between Indigenous and Western perspectives to achieve my career goals and bring about meaningful and meaningful change in health care, research and science. Education to Centralize Indigenous Equity.

Aidan Lyde
liberal arts college

Aidan Lyde

Lyde, a student majoring in political science and international studies, hopes to one day be involved in environmental and water policy in the western United States, and he notes that there are a multitude of environmental and human factors. which will exacerbate water resource problems in the future.

Lyde, who was also a finalist for a Truman Fellowship, got a boost through an internship at the US Department of the Interior, where he conducted research on the Colorado River Basin.

“In many ways, this research experience clarified my passion for water and environmental policy and reinforced my desire to enter public service,” he said. “I have become deeply passionate and knowledgeable about water issues in the western United States because I have spent countless hours researching and synthesizing information from hundreds of scientific, government and academics.”

Lyde’s first foray into climate activism came in 2019 as a student at the University of British Columbia when he marched for the Global Climate Strike in Vancouver. He walked out of class and joined tens of thousands of other students, activists and citizens to demand climate action.

At CSU, he is the CFO of the University Zero Waste Team, a student-run organization dedicated to reducing waste on campus. Since 2021, he has also volunteered weekly at college sporting events and campus activities to divert hundreds of pounds of recycling and compost from landfill.