August 16, 2022


Health for a better future

FSU student earns Diana Award for work fighting type 1 diabetes

A Florida State University student is one of 400 individuals from around the world to receive a Diana Award, established in memory of the late Princess of Wales to recognize the social action or humanitarian work of young people. 

Emmabella Rudd, a public health major from Sarasota, earned the award for her work on behalf of causes related to Type 1 diabetes, which she was diagnosed with at age 5. 

Rudd said she is excited and humbled by the acknowledgment.   

“I’ve been at work for the past 14 years of my life to find a cure,” she said. “It is my passion. I am always working on something related to it, whether it be fundraising, shaping legislation or educating those communities that don’t have education on it.”