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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

2011-2012 Cohort



arrellano_pierre2012Pierre Arellano

Majors: Digital Technology and Culture, & English

Mentor: Dr. Patricia Ericsson
Department: English

Status: MA in English at Washington State University (2015)



Nikki BrueggemanNikki Brueggeman

Majors: History, & Asian Studies

Research Title: Wings For Beijing: Boeing’s Role in Washington State trade and national policy with China 1993-1996

Mentor: Dr. Emily Anderson

Status: MA in International Studies: Japan at the University of Washington (2015)

Linkedin: Nikki Brueggeman

Erika CamachoErika Camacho

Major: Political Science

Mentors: Dr. Kelly Ward
Department: Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology

Status: MA in Public Administration at the University of North Texas

Faviola CamachoFaviola Camacho

Major: Sociology

Research Title: Care for the Caregivers: an analysis of self-report interviews developed to measure the burden, needs, and quality of life of informal/formal caregivers that provide care for terminally ill patients

Mentor: Dr. Brian McNeill

Status: MS in Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Nikki CristobalNikki Cristobal

Majors: Sociology, & Women’s Studies

Research Title: Gender Identity and Perceptions of Rape and Sexual Harassment Among STEM Majors

Mentor: Dr. Laurie McCubbin

Status:  PhD in Social Comparative Analysis in Education, University of Pittsburgh (In progress)

Completed: MA in Counseling Psychology at Washington State University (2014)

Rosalinda GodinezRosalinda Godinez

Major: Sociology

Research Title: First-Generation Mexican-American College Students: Familial Educational Involvement and College-Going

Mentor: Dr. Monica Johnson

Status: PhD in Social and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (In Progress)

Sabrina GonzalesSabrina Gonzales

Major: Psychology

Research Title: Selective Attention and Anxiety

Mentor: Dr. Lisa Fournier

Completed: PhD in Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University

Tracy LuuTracy Luu

Major: Microbiology

Research Title: In vitro inhibition of Babesia bovis growth by the vinly sulfone cysteine protease inhibitor K11777

Mentor: Dr. Audrey O.T. Lau

Status: Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology Molecular Biology, Masters Program (In Progress) San Diego State University

Juan MataJuan Mata

Majors: Communication, & Chinese

Research Title: Portrayals of Mexican Americans in the Arizona Republic Newspaper Post Senate Bill 1070

Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Peterson

Department: Communication

Status: MA in Cinema Studies at New York University (2016)

Celia Mejia Celia Mejia

Major: Sociology

Mentor: Dr. Carmen Lugo-Lugo

Status: MA in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration at University of California, Los Angeles (2015)

Yadira Olivera Yadira Olivera

Major: Human Development

Research Title: Latina Mother’s Interaction Quality and Children’s Emotional Regulation

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Power

Completed: PhD in Prevention Sciences at Washington State University (2017)

Currently working as the Yakima regional study coordinator for the Housing First Domestic Violence project at Michigan State University.

Kayla OmanKayla Oman

Major: Sociology

Research Title: The Role of Defense Mechanisms and Hope on Change in Negative Affect

Mentor: Dr. Paul Kwon

Status: Master’s Program in Counseling at Washington State University

Cristal ReynaCristal Reyna

Majors: Biochemistry, & Microbiology

Mentor: Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno

Completed: PhD in Biological Sciences at University of Notre Dame

Duke Sullivan Duke Sullivan

Majors: Music Performance, & English

Research Title: The Baritone Saxophone Music of Walter Hartley: A Biography and Performer’s Guide to the Concerto’s for Baritone Saxophone

Mentor: Dr. Gregory W. Yasinitsky
Department: Music

Daniel VickorenDaniel Vickoren

Major: History

Research Title: That’s the Place for Me: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest

Mentor: Dr. Robert Bauman

Status: MA in History at Washington State University (2014)

Danielle Warner Danielle Warner

Major: Psychology

Research Title: College Students Perceptions of Dating & Relationship Violence in Music Media

Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Rodgers

Status: Human Development & Family Studies, PhD Program (In Progress) Oregon State University