Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alexis Guizar-Diaz for completing his 2020 EWU McNair Summer Research Internship! With the mentorship of Dr. Edwin Elias, Alexis researched the exponential increase of requested H-2A guestworkers in Washington State and how capital has structured labor conditions. He is currently researching why the rate of positive COVID-19 cases per capita was highest in Washington’s major agricultural counties, what is the relationship to the high number of cases and lack of protections for seasonal agricultural workers, and what is the viewpoint of seasonal workers on the situation. Many thanks to Dr. Elias for his ongoing mentorship for Alexis. Read more about Alexis's research on his EWU McNair webpage!
Alexis is not only conducting ongoing research, he is now hard at work applying to graduate schools and fellowships across the country. Keep up the amazing work Alexis! EWU McNair is confident that you will succeed in graduate school and have a great impact on our communities.