Alumnae Achievement Awards 2018

These awards, Wellesley’s highest honor, are presented annually by the Alumnae Association to graduates of distinction who, through their achievements, have brought honor to themselves and to the College. The 2018 recipients are Camara Jones ’76 and Nergis Mavalvala ’90.

Nergis Mavalvala ’90
Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala ’90 was one of the paradigm-shifting researchers on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project who detected gravitational waves for the first time.More
Diagnosing Racism
Camara Jones ’76 is a family physician and epidemiologist whose 30-year career in the public-health sector has focused on naming, measuring, and addressing the effects of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.More