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University of Houston's Meghan Baker named Social Work Student of the Year in Texas
Date:7/20/2010

y protests and rallies, many on short notice, as issues relevant to the GLBT community arise. Baker also volunteers with the Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals (HATCH), a social and support group for GLBT youth in the Houston area, and serves as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with Child Advocates. She currently serves as the Marvin D. Nathan Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League.

Baker is scheduled to graduate from UH in May 2011. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, Plan II Honors Program, with highest university honors in 2003. Baker plans to use her degrees and the skills she has developed at UH to advocate for the rights of those who are vulnerable to social injustice.

"Fighting social injustice has always been a central part of my life and of who I am. I do this work because I love it and because I can't image not doing it," she said. "Being recognized by this award is an added bonus, to which I credit my supportive family, as well as faculty mentors at the UH Graduate College of Social Work and others in the community who have made me who I am today."


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