Congratulations Eastern Washington University student Luis Martinez Antillo! Luis has been selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and awarded a summer research internship. McNair Scholars must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are first generation college students and low-income and/or underrepresented students. They are selected for their promise as scholars and commitment towards attaining a PhD.
Luis is a senior majoring in Psychology and Social Work, with a certification in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. He is interested in studying the ways traumatic experiences interfere with everyday life. In the 2019-2020 academic year, Luis interned at an organization that works with those who are low-income and have faced homelessness. He wants to research how their experiences have impacted their current situations. He is also part of the Suicide Prevention Coalition for Spokane, WA. The coalition looks over policies that may impact individuals who are at risk of suicide and advocates for people in order to get them the best guidance and aid. For his 2020 EWU McNair Summer Research Internship, Luis will work under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Ruby, Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology Hybrid Program at EWU.
We're so excited to have Luis join us at EWU McNair!