EWU McNair Alumna Raquel DeLeon Accepted into PhD Program at Texas Tech

Photo of Raquel DeLeon next to red confetti backdrop and text congratulating her.
Photo of Raquel DeLeon next to red confetti backdrop and text congratulating her.

Congratulations to EWU McNair Alumna Raquel Deleon! Raquel has been accepted into the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program at Texas Tech University. Additionally, she received has received full funding, including a scholarship that waives out of state tuition. Raquel graduated from EWU in 2016 with a BA in Psychology. Through her summer research internship with the EWU McNair Scholars Program, Raquel researched the long term effects of childhood trauma on shopping behavior under the mentorship of Dr. Deanna Trella. To read more about Raquel's research, check out EWU McNair's 2016 Abstract Journal, page 15.


Raquel went on to earn her MA at EWU in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, and a Certificate in the Teaching of Writing. She worked in the Writing Center and taught both composition and technical communication at Eastern. For the last two years, Raquel has worked at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, under the Behavioral Health department. She worked alongside a licensed therapist to provide school-based mental health services to qualifying youth in Whitefish Middle School through the Comprehensive School Community Treatment (CSCT) Program. On top of all her work and applying to graduate school, Raquel recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Dominic! Congratulations and welcome to the world Dominic!


We are so proud to see all of Raquel's hard work paying off and excited for her next steps towards attaining her PhD!

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