Congratulations EWU McNair Scholar Rachael Pentico! Rachael has been awarded the Martin and Helen Terzieff Scholarship. This comes from an endowment established by Martin Jordan Terzieff and Helen Urquhart Terzieff. Martin had a career in education while Helen was a nurse and both were hard working and valued higher education. This is Rachael's second scholarship for 2020. She was previously selected by the Spokane Regional Council of Beta Sigma Phi to receive scholarships funded by the Lucille Wood Memorial and the Frances Ida Fourtner Campbell Memorial.
Rachael is majoring in Biology. Her interests and research focus on ecology and how invasive species and anthropogenic climate change will affect different ecosystems. She is a research assistant in Dr. Rebecca Brown's lab that is focused on restoring a section of the Palouse Prairie. She hopes to obtain a Ph.D. and mentor students.
We're so proud of Rachael and excited to see her hard work recognized!