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Current Scholar Profiles

McNair Scholars have varied research interests and have won numerous awards and scholarships for academic achievement. Each Scholar conducts an independent original research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. These projects offer scholars the opportunity to develop research that is of publishable quality. Below are our scholar profiles. We will be providing links to CVs for some of our scholars. Check back soon!

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Name & Research Interests

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ASHLEY ADAMS

Major: Graphic Design
Research Project: “Corporate Visual Identity: An Inside Look at Logos”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Arnold Holland

 

 

EVA ALVIZO

Major: Psychology

 

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ROBERT CORTES

Major: Philosophy, Religious Studies, & Pure Mathematics

 

 

REBECCA FISK

Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminal Justice
Research Project: “Eyewitness Identification and Context Reinstatement”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Espinoza

 

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ALEXA HARRIS

Major: Afro-Ethnic Studies and Chicano Studies
Research Project: “Righteous Minds: Connecting Black Liberation to Five Percenter Rap and Militant Rap”
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Alexandro Gradilla & Dr. Maria Malagon

 

 

SIRENA IBRAHIM

Major: Psychology

 

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SOFIA LAGUNA

Major: Psychology
Minor: Sociology
Research Project: “Predictors of Problem Drinking on a College Commuter Campus”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Scher

 

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LEONILA LAGUNES

Major: Applied Mathematics
Research Project: “Cancer Detection through the Use of Biomimetic Techniques”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Lee

 

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KELLY LOGAN

Major: Human Services

 

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MARICELA MEDINA

Major: Psychology

 

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JENAE MELENDEZ

Major: Biology
Research Project: “Analysis of the Effects of Ionic Manganese on Caenorhabditis elegans
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chandra Srinavasan

 

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JENNIFER POPOFF

Major: Psychology

 

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LUCELLI PORRON

Major: Psychology
Minor: Child and Adolescent Studies

 

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AUDREY A. RODRIGUEZ

Major: Psychology
Research Project: “Social Interaction in Children at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Emotion Understanding as a  Predictor of Social Behavior”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel Fenning

 

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CARALOU ROSEN

Major: History & Women’s Studies
Research Project: “Translucent Meanings: Advertising, Empire, Nationalism and the New Domestic In Victorian Britain (1890-1900)”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert A. McLain

 

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ANGELICA RUIZ

Major: Women and Gender Studies & Health Science

 

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DESHAWN SAMBRANO

Major: Psychology & Criminal Justice

 

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JESSICA SANCHEZ

Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology

 

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ABIGAIL SEGURA

Major: Child and Adolescent Studies
Minor: Human Services

 

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JENNIFER SPENCER

Major: Biology
Research Project: “Investigating
Defense Responses of Nocatiana
benthamiana
Involving the 14-3-3 Gene Family Using Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS)”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Sacco

 

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GABRIELA YATES

Major: American Studies & Philosophy
Research Project: “Recidivism Rates and Reintegration Programs”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erica Ball

 

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JOSE ZAVALA

Major: Biochemistry