Alumnae Achievement Awards


Wellesley’s highest accolade is given annually to graduates of distinction, who through their achievements, have brought honor to themselves and the College. On October 12, 2018, the Wellesley College Alumnae Assocation (WCAA) presented this year's Alumnae Achievement Awards to Camara Jones ’76 and Nergis Mavalvala ’90.




Family Physician & Epidemiologist
National Public Health Expert
Champion of Racial & Economic Health Equity
Camara Jones ’76 is a family physician and epidemiologist whose 30-year career in the public-health sector has focused on naming, measuring, and addressing the effects of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. Read more.
Quantum Astrophysicist
Outstanding Communicator, Leader, & Innovator of Science
Inspirational Professor
Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala ’90 was one of the paradigm-shifting researchers on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project who detected gravitational waves for the first time. Read more.