EWU McNair Scholar Terreca DeFehr Presents Research at the Rocky Mountain Pyschological Association

EWU McNair Scholar Terreca DeFehr presented her McNair research at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association gathering in April, 2024. Terreca’s research, under the mentorship of Dr. Jillene Seiver, analyzed an existing data set and was titled: “Work-Family And Family-Work Conflict As A Function Of Role Commitment And Core Self-Evaluation.” Presenting research is a critical part of preparing for success in graduate school and all McNair Scholars are encouraged to present. In 2023, Terreca also presented this research at the end of summer McNair Summer Research Symposium and a prospectus of this research at the 2023 EWU Research and Creative Works Symposium. Terreca was accepted by both EWU’s Master’s in Social Work program and the University of Housing’s Master’s in Social Work. She plans to attend the University of Houston’s program as they are one of the leading schools in transforming the child welfare system, one of Terreca’s main areas of interest.

Terreca DeFehr will graduate from Eastern Washington University this spring with a major in Psychology. Her experience in navigating and reunifying with her family in the Child Welfare Dependency court system has led her to work as a Parent with Lived Experience. She has been instrumental in the PLE movement in Washington since 2007. Her goal is to continue this work and research that supports this work and transforms the child welfare system. We are so proud of Terreca and all her accomplishments!