May 14, 2020


The University of Arizona Honors College is proud to announce Bailey Lockwood as Outstanding Senior for the class of 2020.

Lockwood, a Flinn Scholar, is completing both a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Bachelor of Arts in German Studies, along with a thematic minor in Social & Behavioral Science. After completing a second internship with El Rio Health Center after graduation, she plans to pursue a dual MD/PhD program in family medicine and anthropology.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Lockwood built her university career around a singular mission to serve. As an aspiring family physician, she aims to provide essential services to marginalized Arizona communities that suffer from inadequate medical care. She has dedicated her life to healing, with dreams of building better healthcare systems across her desert home.

Throughout her undergraduate tenure, Lockwood has devoted her time to improving the lives of her fellow Tucsonans. Since 2017, she has worked at ArtWorks, an art studio and day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Balancing the roles of teacher, caregiver, advocate, and friend, Bailey collaborates with each artist to hone their expressive voice. In turn, the ArtWorks artists have cultivated in her an ethos of compassion, which she plans to carry with her in her work as a healer.

Inspired by the bonds formed at ArtWorks, Lockwood also works with community partners to reduce health disparities among marginalized populations. In her research with the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, she advocates for increased cancer screenings among Native women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Her Honors thesis follows from this work, investigating the representation of Native women with IDD in data systems and paths to improving data equity.

Advocating for the young people of Pima County is also a passion for Lockwood. In a summer internship with El Rio Health, she helped expand a program that provides free sexual health services to vulnerable Tucson youth. Additionally, she serves as a peer educator in the Mindful Ambassadors, a program of Campus Health that aims to reduce stress and cultivate well-being among students at the University of Arizona. 

Lockwood’s nominator, Dr. Ivy Pike, stated that, “Lockwood exhibits a rare combination of leadership and integrity, while having elite intellectual and academic skills. What may be less obvious is Lockwood’s commitment to social justice. The jobs she has chosen focus on solutions for marginalized communities and range from at-risk youth to life skills for the disabled. Her research foci blend fluidly with this commitment. Her integrity permeates all of her choices and actions.”