Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Serena Camacho! Serena 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.
Serena Camacho is majoring in Health Psychology at Eastern Washington University. Prior to transferring to EWU Serena received her Associates in Applied Science from Spokane Falls Community College where she made the President’s/Vice President’s list every quarter of attendance. Her research interest are in trauma based healing, family counseling, mental health awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, research surveys and sociological inequalities. Serena is beginning research on PTSD as well as the effectiveness of social surveys. Her long term goals include improving early detection of mental disorders and diseases in children as well as improving the understanding of the complexity of PTSD. For her 2022 McNair Summer Research Internship she will be working under the mentorship of Dr. Camille Frank.
We look forward to accompanying Serena as her research unfolds!