Congratulations Eastern Washington University student Shawn Dufrene! Shawn has completed her summer research internship. Shawn is a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Africana Studies with a minor in History. She is studying African American History as well as what it means to be white in America. Her goal is to become a professor of African American Studies. In 2019 she presented historical research for the Phi Alpha Theta regional conference and the EWU Symposium. She is a volunteer docent at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and an officer in EWU’s Black Student Union. For her 2020 EWU McNair Summer Research Internship, Shawn researched Malcolm X’s racial identity development under Dr. Okera Nsombi, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies.