Announcing the 2021 SSDP Award Nominees

Every year at our annual conference, Students for Sensible Drug Policy recognizes the exceptional achievements of our members, chapters, alumni, and allies. This year, our awards ceremony will be broadcast live on Crowdcast on Sunday, May 2nd, 12:00pm EDT/ 4:00pm GMT. Register for the conference here.

Congratulations to all nominees!

Change Beyond Campus

  • Minneapolis SSDP
  • SSDP Nigeria
  • SSDP Sierra Leone
  • SSDP Israel
  • University of Kansas
  • Willamette University College of Law

Grace Under Fire

  • Julia Hilbert ‘17
  • Oriana Mayorga ‘13
  • Maya Tatum ‘13
  • Ewelle Williams ‘17

Dave Borden Friend of SSDP

  • Wes Hale *20
  • IDPC
  • MAPS PBC
  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Tam Integration
  • YouthRise Nigeria
  • YouthRise

Fundraising

  • Kat Ebert ‘18
  • University College London

Intersectionality Committee 

  • Mallory Culbert ‘17
  • Kat Ebert ‘18
  • Carmen Jackman ‘19
  • Rory O’Brien ‘19
  • Minneapolis SSDP

Eric E. Sterling Lifetime Achievement

  • Moronfolu Adeniyi ‘14
  • Ailish Brennan ‘18
  • Kat Humphries ‘09

Morgan Lesko Online Activism 

  • Oriana Mayorga ‘13
  • Josh McMillin ‘20
  • Rory O’Brien ‘19
  • University College Cork

A. Kathryn Parker Outstanding Alumnus in Service to SSDP

  • Ismail Ali ’13
  • Jake Agliata ’11
  • Zsofi Kelemen ‘17

Outstanding Alumnus in Service to Drug Policy

  • Jake Agliata ’11
  • Ailish Brennan ’18

Outstanding Chapter (Two winners will be selected.)

  • Michigan State University
  • SSDP Israel
  • SSDP Minneapolis
  • SSDP Nigeria
  • SSDP Sierra Leone 
  • University of Washington
  • Princeton University
  • University of North Georgia Gainesville
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Willamette University College of Law

Outstanding SSDP Activist

  • Avishai Afek ’19
  • Kat Ebert ’18
  • Michael Hoffman ‘17
  • Josh McMillan ’20
  • Sarah Noon ’18
  • Alejandro Rodriguez ’18

Outstanding SSDP Organizer

  • Dasha Anderson ’19
  • Eolann Davis ’19
  • Kat Ebert ’18
  • Evan Hazlett ’17
  • Maimuna Suleiman ’19
  • Iulia Vatau ’19

Outstanding Volunteer Award

  • African Orientation Training Team
  • Chiara Juster *20
  • Global Core Team
  • Mike Liszewski ’09

Rising Star (chapter)

  • Occidental College
  • University of Calabar
  • University College Dublin
  • University College London

Rising Star (individual)

  • Sam Evans ’20
  • Marlo Holguin ’20
  • Julia da Silva Peres ’20
  • Iulia Vatau ’20

Scott & Cyan Banister Campus Change

  • SSDP UK
  • Oakland Community College
  • University of Montana

Stuart Abelson Goodwill

  • Anthony Georgiadis *15
  • Green Lion Partners
  • Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
  • Brian Kingsley *16
  • Evan Nison ’09 and NisonCo

There will also be a few awards presented for which the nominees are not announced. These include the Shark Award, the Unsung Hero Award, the Truth to Power Award, and the inaugural Innovation in Education Award. We also will be inducting new Honorary Alumni into our network.