The 2022 Competition

The Big Pitch 2022 happened on Friday, November 18th from 10 – 11 a.m. with six outstanding competitors. Congratulations to our winners and finalists!

Download a copy of the 2022 Program HERE.

If you missed the event, here is the recording:

First Place & Audience’s Choice Winner

  • Arline Votruba, Cultural Studies, “Cultural Factors Influencing the Delayed Diagnosis of Endometriosis”

Second Place

  • Shine Kim, Education, Reframing Academic Victimization in PhD Programs: Student and Faculty Perceptions of Power

Third Place

  • Jaymes Paolo Rombaoa, Psychology, Regulating Emotions Benefits Well-Being, and Other People Matter: A Study of First-Year College Students’ Daily Life During COVID-19


  • Michelle Blaya-Burgo, Psychology, “Hope 101: How can offering belonging prevent extremist violence?” 

  • Lori Denning, Religion, Hebrew Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon: Understanding New Emerging Scripture

  • Mayeen Quader, Education, Whitekeeping America’s Teaching Force