Congratulations to new McNair Scholar Saul Bautista! Saul was selected by the McNair Scholars’ selection committee on the basis of his 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.
Saul is an EWU junior majoring in History, studying the historical socio-political climate of Latinoamerica’s diverse cultures. Under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph Lenti, Saul’s summer research will examine the history of the multiple governments of Central America with a focus on the treatment of the indigenous people in the region by the Honduran government, where the educational system of Honduras actively attempts to undermine the presence of native Americans in the history of the country. He plans to go on to obtain a PhD in History.
We look forward to accompanying Saul as his research unfolds!