Teaching & Students

Human rights students Constanza Hasselmann and Chloe Stoddard win Dinkelspiel Award

Human rights minors and fellows Chloe Stoddard and Constanza Hasselmann have won the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education, which recognizes distinctive and exceptional contributions to undergraduate education or the quality of student life at Stanford.

Constanza Hasselmann (left) is a candidate for a master’s degree in sustainability science and practice in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, and a candidate for a bachelor’s degree with honors in sociology, with a minor in human rights. She was a 2019 Human Rights Summer Fellow through our Center, performing her internship in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with Humanitas 360, which works toward sustainable improvement of living standards, specifically in the areas of governance and transparency, prison systems and drug policy.

Hasselmann was honored “for founding the Public Interest Technology Lab at Stanford, which hosts events and engages in advocacy to encourage thoughtful innovation with a focus on recruitment, racial justice and bridging disciplines.” She was commended “for her tremendous contributions to the creation of Computer Science 184, including recruiting students, designing course curriculum and building the case for course approval.” Hasselmann was also honored “for her tireless advocacy for student participation in the activities of the Ethics, Society and Technology Lab.”

Chloe Stoddard (right) a candidate for a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations, with a minor in human rights, was also a Summer Human Rights Fellow through our Center, in 2020. She interned with The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, where she learned about mining and human rights, Indigenous rights movements, and the impact of COVID-19 on workers in South America.

Chloe was honored “for her commitment to gender equity on campus, co-founding Stanford Women in Law, the Stanford Women’s March and the Student Advisory Board on Sexual Violence Prevention.” She was commended “for her thoughtful and purposeful leadership, which demonstrates an innate ability to create movements and organizations that are intentionally inclusive and uplifting.”

Stoddard was also honored “for forging a partnership between Habla and Stanford Womxn in Law to better serve workers at Stanford in need of legal support and advocacy.” Habla is a community-engaged learning organization in which students teach English as a second language to native Spanish-speaking workers on campus. She was also commended “for her dedication to multi-faceted and interwoven approaches to activism, resulting in changes to sexual harassment and assault education curriculum and more comprehensive sexual violence response training for residential staff members.”

Last week, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne personally congratulated the winners during phone or video calls. The winners will be publicly recognized on June 13 at the Commencement Ceremony for the Senior Class of 2021. Congratulations, Chloe and Constanza!


Special thanks to Kathleen J. Sullivan, whose June 1, 2021 Stanford Today article provided the majority of copy for this news item.