ExSJ Scholars

The ExSJ facilitates engagement in community projects and USD courses grounded in the tenets of social and environmental justice. We also celebrate and support student and faculty engagement in community projects by awarding ExSJ Scholars Awards.

In 2019-2020, we conferred the year-long ExSJ Scholar title on a first cohort of eight students and one faculty member, who also received $500 to support their community projects:


  • Cecilia Barnhill
  • Simaran Chauhan
  • Tanya Keval
  • Elizabeth Kresock
  • Daniel Ley
  • Eduardo Ortega
  • Mireya Roberto
  • Ciara Yegin


  • Dr. J. Alex Mejia

We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 ExSJ Scholars cohort.

Please contact us at ExSJ@sandiego.edu to learn more.

Photograph of eight ExSJ Scholars on-stage receiving their awards. A faculty member is standing to the left. 2019-2020 ExSJ Scholars