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McNair Scholars Program Cohort 2023


SCHOLAR & MAJOR(S)/ MINOR(S)

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RESEARCH TOPIC

MENTOR(S)


Breanna Bailey

Political Science
Mexican American Studies & Leadership Studies

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Transporting theatre: Can transnational theatre foster political self-efficacy in women of color?

Dr. Chelsea Welker,
Department of Political Science and International Affairs


Shayla Bermudez

Psychology

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Experiences of math anxious Latina women in STEM higher education 

Dr. Molly Jameson, Psychological Sciences


Olivia Contreras

Psychology
Sociology

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How do queer individuals make their own communities when their physical spaces are not built for them as a direct result of their identity

Dr. Darren Illet,
University Libraries


Madeline Dannewitz

Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

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A narrative analysis: The Deaf experience in the national parks with a focus on Rocky Mountain National Park 

Dr. Barbara Garrett, American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies


Lilia Duran Cabral

Psychology
Mexican American Studies

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Help seeking behaviors of college educated Latinas  

Imani Lindberg
Assault Survivors Advocacy Program


Jacqueline (Jackie) Estrada

Sport Exercise Science, emphasis in Exercise Science
Environmental Science

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The experience of caregivers of people with Autism that renders them dependent who are engaging in therapy services

Dr. Kim Murza
Natural and Health Sciences


Zayra Gonzalez

Special Education

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Pre-service teacher perspective in behavior management coursework 

Dr. Laura Trapp,
School of Special Education


Jessica Guerra

Psychology
Human Service

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The interactions between mindfulness practice and sleep quality lessening nightmare frequency and severity  

Dr. Todd Allen,
School of Psychology Sciences


Natasha (Nat) Holland

Psychology
Sociology & Entrepreneurship

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Exploring the nature of the loneliness epidemic on American young people 

Diane Schott,
Department of Sociology


Jessica Lucero

Communication Sciences & Disorders
Spanish & Psychology

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Parent perception of self as a communication facilitator following parent coaching programs

 

Dr. Caitlin Raaz &
Dr. Kimberly Murza, Natural and Health Sciences


Daniel Mangandi-Escobar

Psychology & Philosophy

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Determinism and gender identity

Dr. Bailie Peterson, Department of Philosophy


Emma Melendez

Biology, emphasis in Pre-Health & Biomedical Sciences
Chemistry & Psychology

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How do trace elements found in diet vary from individuals with evidence of metabolic disease in bones to those without?  

Dr. Britney Kyle, Department of Anthropology


Yasmeen Mustafa

Nursing

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Emergency room nurses’ perceptions of medication errors in the emergency department 

Dr. Deborah Rojas,
School of Nursing


Anita Patane

Anthropology
French

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Astralopithecus afarensis: A study on facultative bipedalism in extant mammals 

 

Dr. Marian Hamilton, Department of Anthropology


Kayla Schilz

Applied Mathematics, emphasis in Computer Science & Philosophy

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An exploration on NP-complete graphs in a finite and infinite series

Dr. Oscar Levin,
School of Mathematical Sciences


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American influences on the rhetoric of religious women 

Dr. TJ Tomlin,
History Department


Cheyenne Smith

Biology with an emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry

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ABC transporters in the Drosophila stem cells testes niche

Dr. Judy Leatherman,
School of Biological Sciences