Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Monica Miranda! Monica 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.
Monica Miranda is an undergraduate at Eastern Washington University pursuing a major in Applied Developmental Psychology and minoring in Spanish, with a certificate in Child and Family Support. She wants to research the psychology of Latinx and Hispanic communities. This summer, under the guidance of Dr. Shanna Davis, she’s exploring the psychological effects of going to K-12 school in a language other than your first language. In the future, she hopes to be able to open her own counseling practice where she can help the Latinx/Hispanic community access affordable mental health services.
We look forward to accompanying Monica as her research unfolds!