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Karen Hyun is the 2003 Winner of the William W. Whitley Citizen Scholar Prize

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
September 2, 2003
Karen Hyun

Karen Hyun is pursuing her M.S. in Earth Systems with a focus in Oceanography and Marine Public Policy. She received her B.S. in Earth Systems in 2000 with a focus in Biological Systems. As an undergraduate, Karen participated in an intense, onshore semester program studying oceanography, nautical science, and maritime studies with Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. While there, she conducted oceanographic research on petroleum pollution in the Atlantic Ocean, onboard the SSV Westward.

Among Karen’s awards are a Fulbright Scholarship in Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea studying Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management, the only two-time winner of the University Centennial TA Award, the Earth Sciences Teaching Assistant Award, awarded the Robert Deidrick Fund Scholarship from the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Placer County, CA.

Karen was a Family Adventures Counselor with the Stanford Alumni Association, a Colorado River Expedition Member, the Head Program Teaching Assistant and a Student Advisor, Earth Systems Program, and Staff Director at Stanford Sierra Camp.

Her community service activities include Head Coach, Stanford Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, an Emergency Medical Technician-B, Foothill Community College, a member of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee, a member of Youth Lead Board of Directors (Leadership building and environmental science curriculum guidance for high-school students), and taught elementary school children in East Palo Alto about environmental issues (Students on Environmental Education).