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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

2015 – 2016 Cohort



Alethea Dumas

Major: Critical Gender and Race Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Guerrero

Research Project: Skin Tone Hierarchy, Black Women, and Society



Crystal GalvánCrystal Galván

Major: Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo

Research Project: Latina/o High School Students, Parent Messaging, and College Attendance

David Navarro

Major: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Shipley

Research Project: Conservation Efforts for Ungulates (Deer) and Marine Mammals

Guadalupe Garnica

Majors: Sociology, Communication

Research Project: Cross Cultrual Communitcation


Jasmine Cheatham

Major: Human Development

Research Project: Child Attachment and Low-Income  Communities

Lionor Galindo

Major: History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Power

Research Project: Head Start Programs and Children of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Backgrounds

Lysandra Perez

Majors: Psychology, Spanish

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Johnson

Research Project: Latino/a College Student’s Transition Experiences: Collectivism to Individualistic Culture

Samantha Romero-Sabo
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael E. Konkel

Sandra Larios
Majors: Sociology, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jenifer Barclay

Shantel Rita
Major: Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Bischoff

Tanya Garnica
Majors: Criminal Justice & Criminology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Roussell

Terrell Ware
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andy Cavagnetto