Wanjiku Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR) is one of just 62 students nationwide to receive the award, which is presented to undergraduate students who have devoted themselves to public service. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR), a junior majoring in environmental studies with a minor in global studies, has been named a 2019 Truman Scholar by The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. This prestigious award, given to just 62 students nationwide this year, is presented to undergraduate students who have devoted themselves to public service, and involves a rigorous, multi-stage selection process.
“I have never considered a path outside of public service,” Gatheru says.