The College of Social Sciences proudly acknowledges the exceptional accomplishments of the recipients of this year's alumni awards.

Changing the World Together:

Social Entrepreneurship and
Community Engagement Alumni Award

This award recognizes alumni who have contributed to the core mission of CoSS, to help bring about a more just, adaptable, and sustainable society which supports lives that are meaningful, creative, and productive.

Marina CorralesMarina Corrales, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Ms. Corrales earned an MA in Applied Anthropology from SJSU in 2010 and a second MA in Education from UC Irvine in 2014. The focus of her work and research agenda was on how to increase retention of first-generation, low-income, college students of color by improving campus climate and increasing their sense of belonging.

After more than a decade in higher education, Ms. Corrales made the transition into her current role as a Project Administrator for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, where she uses her experience as a research associate and program administrator to focus on operations and policy. Ms. Corrales plans to continue participating in work and volunteer opportunities that contribute to a more equitable society.