Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Mai Peregrina! Mai 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.
Mai is majoring in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She is a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and is the President of the Panhellenic Council here at EWU. For her upcoming McNair Research Project she will be working with Dr. Islam-Zwart as her mentor. Mai plans to research how students from her institution (EWU) will judge a criminal knowing that they have psychological issues. Mai is interested in the field of Forensic Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue her academic goals with earning a Ph.D. and is looking forward to applying to programs. She sees herself in the future working in court systems to evaluate whether mentally ill offenders should be treated institutionally or incarcerated.