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McNair Scholars

Current Scholars

 

 


 

 

 

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Tarra Hall-Art & Chemistry

Mentor-Maya Chachava

Cohort-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Cawthon - Psychology

Mentor-TBD

Cohort-2015


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Basargin​ - Chemistry

Mentor-TBD

Cohort-2015

  


Braden Goveia - Spanish 

 


Research

Mentor: Dr. Nathalie Kasselis

Cohort: 2014


Jessica Murillo-Rosales - Sociology 
 
Hello! My name is Jessica Murillo-Rosales and I am a Sociology major with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. After graduation, I’m excited to take a vacation before heading to grad school. I’m also excited to apply to be an Intern at the United Nations. My desire to go to graduate school was due to my belief that knowledge is liberation. Without the continuation of education, I feel like I would find myself and my life boring.

Research
Mentor: Dr. Tracey Hoover
Cohort: 2013

 


Jose Garcia - Engineering 

 

Hello, my name is Jose Garcia, I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology for my Bachelor’s Degree, then I will go to graduate school to receive a PhD. in Biomedical Engineering. Once I graduate, I can't wait to be building prosthetics for others because helping others is all I have wanted to do growing up. I want to graduate from school because I am a first generation college student and want to be the role model for my whole family and brothers.

Research

Mentor: Dr. Roger Beardsley

Cohort: 2014


 

Edgar Zamora - Political Science 

Hello my name is Edgar Zamora. I currently a senior majoring in political science with a minor in interdisciplinary studies. I am excited to graduate because it will allow me to travel to a different location and start over while trying to earn a doctorate degree with the goal to make some kind of difference in my field.

Research

Mentor: Dr. Stefanie Wickstrom

Cohort: 2014


Elizabeth Brooks -Biology and Computer Science 

Research

Mentors: Dr. Alison Scoville

Cohort: 2014


Patience Collier - History
Mentor: Dr. Brian Carroll
Cohort: 2015

 

 

 

 

  


Ayla N. Medina-Ulloa - Psychology

I am double major, majoring in psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies-Social Science. I look forward to the day of graduation and seeing the excitement on my parents face. That day will also be proof of another obstacle that I successfully got through. I plan to go to graduate school because I do not want to set a limit to my success. I realize now that I am capable of achieving a lot more than I originally thought. Also, being called Dr. Medina just sounds amazing

Research

Cohort: 2015
 


Laura Gutierrez - Psychology 

My name is Luara Guitierez and I am a Psychology major. When I graduate next year I will be excited to start an internship next summer and start graduate school! I want to go to graduate school to be a counselor and have my own practice in the future!
Research

Mentor: Dr. Heidi Bogue

Cohort: 2014

Theodore Jimson - Physics/ Mathematics 

Biography
Research

Mentor: Dr. Snowden

Cohort: 2015

Shayann Kilgore - Anthropology 

Hi! My name is Shyann Kilgore and I am a junior studying Anthropology and Museum Studies here at Central Washington University. I am very excited to head overseas to the U.K. to pursue my PhD after I graduate. I decided to go to graduate school because it will give me the opportunity to enhance the skills I will need to do good field work and ensure that I have a wide variety of career options down the road.
Research

Mentor: Dr. Pederson

Cohort: 2015

Alex Higgins - Physics
Biography
Research

Mentor: Dr. Michael Braunstein

Cohort: 2015 

 


Juan Flores-Chemistry
 
My name is Juan Flores; I am majoring in biochemistry and minoring in mathematics. I’ve had a great time at CWU but I am excited to graduate and take my education to the next level. I am going to graduate school because I love research and I want to make a difference. I know that grad school will help me achieve my goals

 

Mentor: Dr. Carin Thomas

Cohort: 2015

 


Sydnee Johnson-Mechanical Engineering/Philosophy
 

 

Mentor: Dr. Charles Pringle

Cohort: 2015

 

Jonathan Ojeda- Psychology
 

Mentor: Dr. Mary Radeke

Cohort: 2015

 
 
 
Viridiana Ortiz - Elem/Prof Education
 
 

Cohort: 2015

 

Elizabeth Seelye - History

Mentor: Dr. Roxanne Easley

Cohort: 2013                          

Drew Slocum- Biology

 

Mentor: 

Cohort: 2015

Tucker Reiley - Nutrition

Mentor:

Cohort: 2015


Cherie Bednarik-

Mentor-

Cohort: 2015


Kayla-Ann Hemmings ​- Psychology

Mentor: Dr. Mary Radeke

Cohort: 2015

Kendy Hardy - Communication

Mentor:

Cohort: 2015


Steve Isaak - Psychology

Mentor: Dr. Jesse James

Cohort: 2015

Omar Manzo​ - Spanish

Mentor: Dr. S. Flores

Cohort: 2015

¡Saludos amigos! My name is Omar Manzo and I’m a first generation Mexican-American as well as a first generation
college student. My major is Spanish with a minor in Latino/a Studies. After graduating from CWU, My goal is to attend graduate school in order to become an educator and, eventually, a professor in Education. This way I can serve my
Yakima Valley community and become a positive role model for Latino/a youth. 

Gavin Schag​ - Geography

Mentor: TBD

Cohort: 2015