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UNO Student Lavanya Uppala Receives 2021 Marian Ivers Community Service Leadership Award | Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-10-26 02:24:24 –

Lavanya Uppala’s dedication to community services began in high school, served on the Teen Advisory Board of the Millard Public Library, and eventually became chairman of the organization.

Uppala used his talents in computer science to teach junior high school students programming to improve digital literacy. Since then, she has been the Nebraska Regional Director of Coder Girls, an international organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in STEM. She has also been a class representative at UNO for four years and is now a senior class representative at the Honor Society, serving as a link between students and various volunteer opportunities within the community.

Uppala’s is also the founder of Mavericks for Change, a new student organization that helps students become campus transformation leaders. The organization and its UNO students volunteered at the UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical Center) at the Open Door Mission, Lydia House, and its Cancer Resource and Wellness Center. This organization is a member of the Stanford University Innovation Fellowship.

Her endless community service time and leadership experience derives from her career. Uppala understands how complex community issues are and focuses on health inequalities by gender and income. She is currently studying bioinformatics, biology, computer science, chemistry, and medical humanities. By integrating her evolving ideals with a diverse population, she promotes support for all members of the community and is working hard to become a doctor one day. She believes that becoming a doctor provides a platform for removing barriers to wellness and success by incorporating a holistic approach to wellness.


Details of the Ivers Award

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