In December 1984, the University of Arizona Division of Student Affairs created the Centennial Achievement Award to be presented annually. This award is given to two seniors graduating during the current academic year. One of them is studying German, and we couldn't be more proud of her!
Meet Bailey Lockwood:
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Bailey Lockwood has built her college career around a deeply rooted mission to serve, heal, and celebrate the desert community she calls home. Bailey’s devotion to social justice work was galvanized by the loss of her best friend, a tragedy that awakened her to the structural forces that pattern and perpetuate health disparities. As an aspiring family physician, Bailey aims to provide essential services to rural Arizona communities that suffer from inadequate healthcare infrastructures.
Throughout her university tenure, Bailey has dedicated her time to improving the lives of her fellow Tucsonans. Since 2017, Bailey has worked at ArtWorks, an art studio and day program for adults with disabilities. Balancing the roles of teacher, caregiver, advocate, and friend, Bailey embraces the great responsibility of helping the artists find their voice in the greater community. In turn, the ArtWorks artists have cultivated in her an ethos of boundless compassion, which she plans to carry with her in her work as a healer.
Inspired by the bonds she has formed at ArtWorks, Bailey works on a project which aims to increase cancer screening rates among Native American women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her research focuses on the role of data systems in obscuring health disparities among this population, and she presented on this work at a professional conference in June 2019.
Advocating for the young people of Pima County is also a passion for Bailey. In the summer before her senior year, Bailey interned with El Rio’s Reproductive Health Access Project, a program that provides free sexual health services to teens. Additionally, Bailey belongs to the Mindful Ambassadors, a program of University Campus Health that aims to reduce stress and cultivate well-being for students at the University of Arizona.
In May, Bailey will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in German Studies. She plans to pursue a medical degree and a PhD in Anthropology.