Princess Adeyinka and Camilla Samuelsson are co-winners of the Paul Bernon Memorial Prize this year. The Paul Bernon Memorial Prize is awarded to the graduating senior most outstanding in anthropology and sociology. Selection is made by department faculty.

Princess graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Govt/Law, and received Honors in both majors for a joint thesis entitled “Returning Home: The Impact of State‐Level Policies on Formerly Incarcerated Women of Color.” She also won the Eugene P. Chase Government Prize and the Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law and plans on a career in law and advocacy to help address institutional and policy based discrimination.

Camilla Samuelsson graduated with a double major with International Affairs and received honors in A&S for her thesis entitled “Undocumented and Pregnant: Californian Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives on Barriers and Benefits to Maternal Medical Care for Undocumented Immigrants.” She is currently a regulatory compliance officer at Société Générale.


Congratulations Princess and Camilla! We are so excited to see what you tackle next!