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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

2018 – 2019 Cohort



Leo CovarrubiasLeonard Covarrubias


Mentor: Dr. Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, Department of Sociology

Research Project: Perceptions of Adulthood: Differences Among Youth in Alternative and Public High Schools



Sierra ForlerSierra Forler

Majors: Genetics, Cellular Biology

Mentor: Dr. Samantha Noll, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Research Project: Privacy, Profiling, and Accessibility: The Ethics of DNA Database

Zamzam HufaneZamzam Hufane

Major: Psychology

Mentor: Dr. Alexander Spradlin, Department of Psychology

Research Project: Exploring the relationship between Dating apps and Stress/Anxiety

Anaderi Iniguez professional photographAnaderi IƱiguez

Major: Human Development

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Weybright, Department of Human Development

Research Project: Maximizing Positive Youth Development Through Nutrition Interventions

Grace LimGrace Lim

Majors: Accounting, Neuroscience

Mentor: Dr. Ryan McLaughlin, Department of Psychology

Research Project: Role of the Endocannabinoid System in the Lateral Habenula on Cognitive Flexibility

Aracely MendozaAracely Mendoza

Majors: Anthropology, Digital Technology and Culture

Mentor: Dr. Anne Pisor, Anthropology

Research Project: What Factors Predict Cultural Loss in US Latinx Communities?

Kelly Ngigi

Majors: Psychology; Human Development Minor

Mentor: Dr. Michael Cleveland, Department of Human Development

Research Project: Impact of college students help-seeking attitudes and perceived social support on college psychological service utilization

Image of Yoni Rodriquez in front of WSU Cougar statueYoni Rodriguez

Majors: Biochemistry, Biophysics

Mentor: Dr. Von Walden, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Project: Experimental Considerations for Testing Low-Cost Air Filtration Systems During Wildfire Events

Hilary Zuniga

Majors: Environmental Science, Philosophy

Mentor: Dr. Michael Goldsby, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Research Project: Environmental and economic local perspectives on third world intervention from an Ecuadorian population