IMSA Board of Trustees honors 2017 alumni award recipients
April 6, 2017
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Board of Trustees honored four Alumni at a ceremony March 30, 2017 in recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of endeavor, to IMSA, and to the citizens of Illinois, our nation and the world.
“This is a day each year that I look forward to with great anticipation—to have the opportunity to hear from our Alumni as they share their professional stories with us and we recognize their accomplishments in pursuit of excellence,” remarked Sheila MB Griffin, Chair of the IMSA Board of Trustees.
Ms. Claudia Flores, J.D., ’93 received the Alumni Trailblazer Award honoring alumni who have earned national or international prominence for a groundbreaking initiative that has redefined and improved the way significant numbers of citizens live, learn or work. Flores, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at The University of Chicago Law School, works to promote and protect the human rights of individuals and communities globally. Additionally, she served as constitutional and legal advisor for the United Nations in East Timor and Zimbabwe. She also managed a program to combat human trafficking in Indonesia and was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation in the Women’s Rights Project. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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