Congratulations EWU McNair Scholar Marixza Torres! Marixza applied with thousands of other students for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support her research. She has been accorded an Honorable Mention in the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition for her research proposal’s intellectual merit and potential broader impacts. In her 2018 summer research internship with the EWU McNair Scholars Program, with the mentorship of Dr. Christina Torres García, Marixza studied the cultural obstacles faced by families of Latinx young adults with autism. Last summer she did research at the University of Notre Dame with mentor Dr. Dawn M. Gondoli, examining the relationship between adolescent adjustment, dimensions of parenting, and work orientation. To learn more about Marixza and her research, visit her page on our website.
We’re so excited for Marixza, who has been accepted at both a Masters program at University of Texas Austin and a PhD program at the University of Missouri. We know she’ll continue to do great research and contribute to the field of Psychology and beyond!