The Linguistics Department is delighted to announce that U-M Linguistics graduate student Yourdanis Sedarous received a 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award.

Bestowed by the U-M Rackham Graduate School, the Outstanding GSI Awards recognize the efforts and accomplishments of a select group of twenty GSIs across all academic programs for demonstrating extraordinary dedication and excellence as teachers.

"Yourdanis is an extraordinarily successful and enthusiastic teacher who gives extensive evidence of genuine care for her students’ success and wellbeing, inside and beyond the classroom," states the departmnent nomination letter. "Her students consistently recognize this and her passion for teaching and relentless commitment to ensuring that students from all different backgrounds understand and develop hands-on knowledge and skills that they can take into other aspects of their lives.”  

Congratulations, Yourdanis!