Five seniors awarded Labouisse Prize for international civic engagement projects 2022

April 1, 2022
Five Princeton seniors have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Princeton University seniors Fernanda Romo Herrera Ibarrola (left), Frances Walker, Naomi Shifrin, Elle Ruggiero and Beata Corcoran have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Photo by Adena Stevens


Princeton University seniors Beata Corcoran, Fernanda Romo Herrera Ibarrola, Elle Ruggiero, Naomi Shifrin and Frances Walker have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Corcoran, an anthropology major from Washington D.C., will help expand free educational and enrichment opportunities for asylum seekers in Nicosia, Cyprus. Romo Herrera Ibarrola, a politics concentrator from Cancun, Mexico, will help expand a grassroots transparency initiative to rural districts in Malinalco, Mexico. Ruggiero, a concentrator in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) from Malvern, Pennsylvania, will document maternal mortality during the Zika epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic in Brasilia, Brazil. Shifrin, a sociology concentrator from New York City and Newton, Massachusetts, will study the spiritual healing arts in Jerusalem and write songs about those learnings in collaboration with Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Walker, a concentrator in anthropology from Chicago, will travel to Deradhun and Mumbai to examine the evolving landscape of sustainable menstruation in India.

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