Thi Hong Dzien Vu (2021 ESL Research Writing Award)

The ESL Research Writing Achievement Award recognizes an ESL student who has shown excellence in research essay writing.

In exploring contemporary issues related to human migration, Thi chose to investigate how climate change is affecting the people of Eastern Africa in her ESL 190 research paper, “How Eastern Africans Tackle Severe Drought.” In a time when learning has been hindered by poor internet connections and technical issues, she persisted through the challenges and wrote a well-supported paper citing seven peer-reviewed sources on such an important issue affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the world. This perspective and approach in her academic work is why she is truly deserving of this year’s Research Writing Award.

– Professor Jefferson Tiangco

Posted May 2021