Congratulations to graduate student Reyka Jayasinghe for winning Washington University School of Medicine's Academic Women's Network Student Award for outstanding leadership! Reyka has demonstrated her leadership skills in community building and science outreach in St. Louis. She served in many leadership positions as part of the Young Scientist Program, including executive director, overseeing the organization's science outreach to local schools. She has also empowered local entrepreneurs through her work with the BALSA Foundation as a board member and Technology Director.
Reyka has also devoted significant energy toward community building within the graduate student community by co-managing the Lethal Mutants softball team and organizing DBBS-wide float trips. The WUSM AWN promotes professional interactions and career development for women and assists and mentors women in science and medicine.