Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Wendolyn Martinez! Wendolyn has been accepted by the Masters in Public Policy program at Pepperdine University with a scholarship to cover all tuition expenses. This is in addition to her acceptance for a dual Masters degree from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Middlebury also awarded her with a scholarship recognizing her excellent academic background and specialization in the field. Wendolyn is double majoring in Political Science and International Affairs at Eastern and is dedicated to following her family's tradition of serving their country. She plans to go into foreign service where she hopes to decrease nuclear proliferation and increase peace and security in the world. Click here to read more about Wendolyn or her research.
In her 2019 EWU McNair Summer Research Internship, under the mentorship of Dr. Dorothy Zielser-Vralsted, Wendolyn studied interwar propaganda within the US and USSR relating to public works projects. Then in the fall of 2019 she studied abroad, with the help of the Gilman International Scholarship, at the prestigious Moscow State University in Russia where she studied Russian language, history, and political economy. In the summer of 2020 she participated in the Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Internship (PPIA JSI) through the University of Michigan. Last fall, Wendolyn presented her McNair research at the 2020 Baylor McNair Research Conference.
The EWU McNair staff are so excited for Wendolyn and we know she'll do amazing things at whichever program she decides to attend!