STUDENT AWARD: Flowers receives inaugural Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (BADI) Pinnacle Award from The Graduate School of Princeton University

June 13, 2022

Erin Flowers, a 5th year graduate student in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences was recognized for her dedication to inclusion and social justice in the Princeton University community with the Pinnacle Award.   “The Pinnacle Award recognizes a graduate student who embodies excellence, indelible character, and a steadfast commitment to efforts that support access, diversity, and inclusion for the graduate community and beyond.”  

Flowers has held leadership positions within the Intersecting Queer Identities/Queer Graduate Caucus (IQI), the Black Graduate Caucus (BGC), the Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI).  Within the PTI, Flowers developed and led trainings for new math instructors that are now a hallmark of the program.  The Inclusive Academy said that “Erin Flowers is the epitome of a BADI and through her endeavors has enriched and improved Princeton University and society at large through her volunteer and professional activities as well as personal actions.” 

To read more about Erin’s work within the Princeton University community and beyond, visit the Inclusive Academy website.

Flowers and the other recipients received their awards on May 11th and 12th at the Inclusive Academy Symposium.  Congratulations, Erin and thank you for your dedication!

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