MSW Student Chelsea Moule Receives UConn Women’s Center Award

Chelsea Moule received the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award from the UConn Women’s Center on May 10, 2013.

Photo of Chelsea Moule, MSW '13
Chelsea Moule, MSW ’13

Chelsea earned her MSW in May, 2013 with a concentration in Administration and a focused area of study in Women, Children and Families.  She served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus for the 2012-2013 academic year.  In this position, she sponsored many events to bring awareness to women’s rights and the many barriers they face on a daily basis in fighting for equality.

Additionally, Chelsea brought a visual awareness to the school community by creating displays that provided information on the updated domestic violence law that was passed in CT in October 2012, highlighting influential women in politics, resources for domestic violence survivors, statistics and facts from the Half the Sky Movement, as well as creating a game board on how one can create policy change.

Outside of academics, Chelsea is actively involved in bringing a voice to women’s rights issues and knowing that fighting for women’s equality is critical.  She attends a yearly fundraiser in Massachusetts that supports women business owners, and has participated in Women’s Day at the Capital and the Pro-Choice Carnival sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America.

In the future, Chelsea plans to become involved in local and state politics and hopes to obtain a job in which she can work on empowering women to succeed given the current system in place.  She is an energetic, passionate, and dedicated advocate who fights for women’s rights.

About the Awards

The awards were established in 1993 to honor outstanding women undergraduate and graduate students graduating each year.  The award recognizes those graduating women who have excelled academically within each school and demonstrated dedication to research and service to the University community.  The recipients are selected by the Dean of each school or college.