Image of MLK holding speech, with text "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admin & Staff Award"

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrator and Staff Award is sponsored by the NYU Administrative Management Council (AMC) and the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI). The award is presented to one administrator and one union staff who embodies what it means to be inclusive and just with a proven history of respectfully serving their teammates at all levels. In addition, the recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to enriching and serving their communities, as exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Current NYU administrators, staff, students, faculty, alumni, or other members of the NYU community may submit nominations. Award recipients are chosen by a selection committee of administrators and staff.

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Isabella Rivera

Administrative Aide

Liberal Studies

Isabella Rivera (Tisch, ’21) implements the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within NYU Liberal Studies and beyond. Through her interactions with colleagues, faculty, and students, Isabella leads with respect and recognition. These efforts promote a collaborative and supportive work environment for all.

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Francheska Jimenez

Program Administrator, Academic & Student Affairs

Center for Data Science

Francheska Jimenez (she/her/hers) is the program administrator for academic & student affairs at the NYU Center for Data Science. She is an Afro-Latina born, raised, and still living in the Bronx.

Award recipients will receive professional development support in the form of reimbursement. They will also be announced and celebrated during the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on February 16, 2023.