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Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

2012-2013

McNair Scholars

Florence Adole
Field of Study: Biochemistry & Psychology
Project: Determination of Phase II Metabolites in Chicago Surface and Wastewater
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paul Chiarelli

Yvonne Cardenas
Field of Study: Criminal Justice & Criminology
Project: Do Judges Negate the Efforts of Detention Reduction?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael J. Rohan & Mrs. Melissa Spooner-Parise

Edgar Cruz
Field of Study: Sociology
Project: Social Impact Investing Partnering for Social Change: Using Pay For Success Initiatives and Expanding Social Impact Investing
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Annmarie Valdes

Vivian Frutos
Field of Study: Criminal Justice/Criminology
Project: Do Judges Negate the Efforts of Detention Reduction?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael J. Rohan & Mrs. Melissa Spooner-Parise

Sotonye Hart
Field of Study: Psychology/Human Services
Project: The Impact of Perceived Discrimination and Stigma Consciousness on Chronic Stress in African American Couples
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Tracy DeHart

Antoinette Isama
Field of Study: Journalism
Project: New African Social Media
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Noah Butler

Monica Kulach
Field of Study: Psychology
Project: Stigma Consciousness and the Effects of Sexism on Women and Confiding in Their Partner
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Tracy DeHart

Madeline L'Esperance
Field of Study: Finance and Economics
Project: Why Does a Gender Earnings Gap Exist in Self-Employment in the United States?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mine Cinar

Jorge Luis Meraz
Field of Study: Environmental Science
Project: China Green: Coal and the Urban Environment
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ping Jing

Melissa Orozco
Field of Study: Psychology
Project: Likelihood of Sharing: Perceived Discrimination and Implicit Self-Esteem in African American Couples
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Tracy DeHart

Pedro Regalado
Field of Study: History
Project: End of Days: The "Puerto Rican Riots" of 1971
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Nickerson

Christian Restrepo
Field of Study: Psychology
Project: Influence of Culture on Drug Abuse
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Arthur Lurigio

Carlos Robles
Field of Study: Secondary Education/Spanish Literature
Project: Transnational Identities of Undocumented Mexican Bilingual Youth
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Hector Garcia

Grace Trujillo
Field of Study: Social Work
Project: The Catholic Church and Latin American Immigration
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Maria Vidal de Hayes

Kevin Trujillo
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Project: Oxygen Escape Pathways in the Dimeric Hemoglobin of Scapharca Inaequivalvis
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ken Olsen

Jefferson Uriarte
Field of Study: Psychology/International Studies
Project:  Violence Exposure and Mood Among Latino Middle School Students
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Catherine DeCarlo Santiago

Sebastian Villa
Field of Study: History
Project: Italian Eritrea 1935-1941: The Intersection of Gender and Racial Inequalities in Italian Fascist Colonial Society
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christina Lombardi-Diop

Giselle Villatoro
Field of Study: Sociology/Drawing and Painting
Project: Conceptual Art: Graffiti and the Urban Environment
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Edward Flores

Bianca Wells
Field of Study: Biology
Project: Changes in Face-Name Memory During Normal Aging: The Neural Correlates of Memory Monitoring and Successful Encoding
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Robert Morrison



Scholars Not Pictured:

Hilton Adolinama
Field of Study:
French/International Studies
Project:
The Impact of Democratization on the Formulation and Implementation of African Foreign Policy: Case Study of Ghana
Faculty Sponsor:
Dr. Peter Schraeder

Rafael Gutierrez
Field of Study: Biology
Project: The Role of Fak-Pten Signaling in the Response of Leukemic Cells to Chemotherapy
Faculty Sponsor: Fr. Peter Breslin, S.J.

Linette Mejia
Field of Study:
Political Science/International Studies
Project:
 Catholicism, Human Rights, and Women: A Comparative Study on the Catholic Church in El Salvador and Peru
Faculty Sponsor:
Dr. Gunes Murat Tezcur

Janet Ocampo
Field of Study: Social Work
Project: School-Based Treatments
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Deanna Guthrie

Timothy Rose
Field of Study: Political Science
Project: Primary Education in Northern Uganda
Faculty Sponsor: Fr. Kafarhire Murhula, S.J.

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