Merfish Award

Inaugurated in 2012, the Sherry Matusoff Merfish Award is an annual prize given to a Rice junior or senior who demonstrates a sustained commitment to social justice or engaged research on an issue pertaining to women, gender, or sexuality. Letters of nomination describing the student's commitment are required.

Please email questions regarding the Merfish Award to cswgs@rice.edu.

Merfish Award Winners

Krithika Shamanna
Krithika Shamanna

Merfish Award Winner, 2021


Sarah Gao
Sarah Gao

Merfish Award Winner, 2020


Navya Kumar
Navya Kumar

Merfish Award Winner, 2019

Jahnavi Jagannath
Jahnavi Jagannath

Merfish Award Winner, 2018


Bridget Schilling
Bridget Schilling

Merfish Award Winner, 2017


Sam Love
Sam Love

Merfish Award Winner, 2016

Kendall Post
Kendall Post

Merfish Award Winner, 2015


Joyce Chou
Joyce Chou

Merfish Award Winner, 2014


Colleen Fugate
Colleen Fugate

Merfish Award Winner, 2013

Rachael Petersen and Merfish Award Party
Rachael Petersen

Merfish Award Winner, 2012