Congratulations Eastern Washington University student Rachael Pentico! Rachael 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, are first generation college students and low-income and/or underrepresented students, and are selected for their promise as scholars and commitment to attaining a PhD. Rachael is majoring in Biology. She also spent time at Spokane Falls community college where she focused on economics, with an emphasis on environmental policy. Her interests and research focus on ecology and how invasive species and anthropogenic climate change will affect different ecosystems. She wants her education in economics to follow her into her biological studies so that economic factors can help to persuade policy. She is also a research assistant in Dr. Rebecca Brown's lab that is focused on restoring a section of the Palouse Prairie. She hopes to obtain a Ph.D. and mentor students. For her 2020 EWU McNair Summer Research Internship, Rachael will continue her work under the mentorship of Dr. Brown, Professor of Biology at EWU.
We're so excited to have Rachael join us as a McNair Scholar!