Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Haili Poss! Haili was selected by the McNair Scholars’ selection committee on the basis of her passion for research, commitment to attaining a PhD, and overall potential for success in graduate school.
The federally-funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at EWU selects motivated and talented juniors and seniors who are first-generation and low-income college students, and/or from groups underrepresented at the doctoral level to introduce them to academic research and provide them with effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs.
Haili Poss is a first-generation student at Eastern Washington University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology. She has a wide array of research interests including the impact of alternative/recreational drugs on mental health, and the impact of exercise on mental health, attitudes towards sex work, and the mental health of sex workers. For her 2022 McNair Summer Research Internship, with the mentorship of Dr. Jill Seiver, she will research attitudes towards sex work and sex workers. Haili plans on obtaining her PhD in Clinical Psychology, conducting research on adult mental health, and becoming a professor in the Pacific Northwest.
We look forward to accompanying Haili as her research unfolds!