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McNair Scholars Profiles

short description of scholars' research

McNair Scholars

Summer 2015

McNair Scholars Summer 2015

Left to Right: Luis Torres, Kadeajah Goslin, Stephanie Thermora, Lisa Edouard, Sara Wong, Kathy Wong, Gabriella Vazquez, Erick Olaverria 

Lisa Edouard
Mentor:
 Dr. David Miele – Buehler Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor, Lynch School of Education Doctoral Student Advisor: Shenira Perez - Doctoral Student & Diversity Fellow, Lynch School of Education

Research: Attributing Academic Struggle to a Lack of Privilege

Luis Torres
Mentor: 
Philip O'Leary, Professor, Department of English / Irish Studies Program

Research: Raza: An Exploration of Race and Ethnicity in Dominican Literature


Kadeajah Goslin
Mentor:
Dr. Jacqueline Lerner, Ph.D. Professor of the Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology Department at Boston College

Research: Adolescents’ Beliefs and Behaviors: Positive Youth Development and Character

Gabriella Vazquez 
Mentor:
Eric Folker, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology at Boston College

Research: The Relationship Between Nuclear Position and Muscle Disease 




Erick Olaverria 
Mentor:
Sara Moorman Ph.D., Sociology Department 

Research: The Latino Paradox: Why Latino Immigrants Have a High Life Expectancy?

 

Kathy Wong 
Mentor:
 Dr. Julia E. Whitcavitch-DeVoy, Ph.D., Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Faculty at the Lynch School of Education

Research: Interfaith Dialogue for Community Building: A Pilot Investigation on Community Stakeholder’s Perceptions of Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
Stephanie Thermora 
Mentor:
 Professor Jennifer L. Erickson Ph.D., White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies

Research: Refugee Assimilation: The effect of cultural and socioeconomic expectations on Iraqi and Somali refugees in America
Sara Wong 
Mentor:
Dr. Julia E. Whitcavitch-DeVoy, Ph.D., Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Faculty at the Lynch School of Education

Research: The Model Minority: A Pilot Analysis of First Generation Asian American Student Experience at Boston College