I believe Dr. Briones Winkler is a model professor for the 21st Century research university. By this I mean that she brings an interdisciplinary, community-based, and learning-focused approach to her faculty work that is desperately needed within the 21st Century academic culture. Dr. Briones Winkler is passionate about finding solutions to real-world problems and has the skills to enlist the expertise of her students as well as of community members to work as collaborators in solving these problems through community-engaged research.

Dr. Lynn Pelco, Associate Vice Provost for Community Engagement, VCU