The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village branch of the American Association of University Women has recognized a University of Arkansas at Little Rock student with a $1,500 scholarship for her work in the community.
Aaron Johnson, a senior double majoring in ASL interpretation and psychology, is a three-time recipient of the scholarship. She has found her passion at UA Little Rock and wakes up every morning looking forward to doing what she loves.
After graduation, Johnson plans to return to her community to work as an interpreter and pursue a master’s degree in social work. Her goal is to become a social worker so she can help those who are deaf and hard of hearing and to help families support their loved ones. She will also work part-time as an interpreter.
While at UA Little Rock, Johnson has worked as a resident assistant, where she is able to encourage and mentor younger students. She also tutors students at the Arkansas School for the Deaf.
The American Association of University Women empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. In 2019, Johnson was one of two women the organization sponsored to attend the national conference for Collegiate Women Student Leaders, where she learned about women’s rights and networked with student leaders from around the world.