Congratulations EWU McNair Scholar Gloria Bravo! Gloria was nominated by her departments and has been selected by the College of Social Sciences to receive the Jeffers Chertok Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is in honor the life of Dr. Jeffers W. Chertok, who worked at EWU for more than 34 years and left a legacy of scholarship, generosity, and genuine care at the university and beyond. Gloria is majoring in International Affairs with a socio-economic concentration, while also minoring in Chicano Studies and Spanish. Gloria’s research is centered on the United States' hegemonic role within the Western Hemisphere, particularly how US foreign policy impacts Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as the region. Gloria has received the honor of presenting her work at the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Conference, The Student Research and Creative Works Symposium at Eastern Washington University (2019), and the Venezuelan Crisis Panel: Coup d'état or Libertad, as a Student Panelist at EWU. She also presented "Economic Sanctions Reproduce State Sponsored Repression, Human Rights Violations and Violence: A Case Study of Venezuela" at this year's EWU Virtual Symposium (2020) and was the Director of Elections for EWU’s student government in 2019-20.
We're so proud of Gloria and excited to see her hard work recognized!