EWU McNair Scholar Terreca DeFehr Honored with Numerica Scholarship

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Terreca DeFehr! Terreca was awarded a Numerica Scholarship for the 2023-24 school year.


Terreca is pursuing a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Psychology, or Social Work. This will allow her to conduct research that improves the outcomes of families involved with Child Welfare. Ultimately, Terreca hopes to contribute to the transformation of the Child Welfare System by developing best practices highlighting parents involved in the system. “People with lived experience (PLEs) have unique insights and firsthand knowledge that can significantly improve the effectiveness and empathy of existing services while strengthening the sense of belonging and keeping families together.”