McNair Alumni

2020-2021 Cohort 

Graduates

Updates

Joana

Joana Alfaro

Class Standing: Junior
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Delhi, CA
Graduation Term: Fall 2020
Mentor: Dr. Meggan Jordan
Mentor Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Mental health among veterans/ Lack of culture diversity among educators

 


German A.

German Astorga

Class Standing: Senior
Major: Physics
Hometown: Salida, CA
Graduation Term: Spring 2021
Mentor: Dr. Brian Morsony
Mentor Department: Physics
Research Interests: Computational Astrophysics

 

 

Aurora C.

Aurora Ceja

Class Standing: Senior
Major: Sociology
Minor: Ethnic Studies
Hometown: Manteca, CA
Graduation Term: Spring 2021
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Strangfeld
Mentor Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Racialization in Immigration

 


Rachel

Rachel Choate

Class Standing: Junior
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Chemistry
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Graduation Term: Fall 2020
Mentor: Dr. Choong-Min Kang
Mentor Department: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Cellular and molecular biology, developmental biology, cancer biology, virology, bacteriology, and genetics


Jasmin C.

Jasmin Cornejo

Class Standing: Senior
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Lodi, CA
Graduation Term: Spring 2021
Mentor: Dr. Melanie Martin
Mentor Department: Computer Science
Research Interests: Data mining to ensure equity for all students

 


Arlena G.

Arlena Liryce Gavino

Class Standing: Senior
Major: Mathematics and Economics
Hometown: Manteca, CA
Graduation Term: Fall 2020
Mentor: Dr. Bjorg Johannsdottir
Mentor Department: Mathematics
Research Interests: Math education, economics, operations research

 


John M/

John Molthen

Class Standing: Junior
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Graduation Term: Spring 2021
Mentor: Dr. Koni Stone
Mentor Department: Chemistry
Research Interests: Biochemistry and cancer research

 


Juana N. V.

Juana Nieto Vazquez

Class Standing: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Winton, CA
Graduation Term: Fall 2020
Mentor: Dr. Kelly Cotter
Mentor Department: Psychology
Research Interests: Exploring how the migratory background and the primary language(s) of migrant students affect their interest and ultimate decision of pursuing higher education


Cassandra O.

Cassandra Olivas

Class Standing: Senior
Major: Biological Sciences and Computer Science
Hometown: Ripon, CA
Graduation Term: Spring 2020
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Cooper
Mentor Department: Biological Sciences
Research Interests: The impact of agricultural proximity in body condition in California ground squirrels (otospermophilus beecheyi)


Lourdes R.

Lourdes Ramirez

Class Standing: Junior
Major: Criminal Justice & Anthropology
Hometown: Patterson, CA
Graduation Term: Spring 2021
Mentor: Dr. Sari Miller-Antonio
Mentor Department: Anthropology
Research Interests: Advances in forensic anthropology and human identification

 

Emma V

Emma Van Hoogmoed

Class Standing: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Madera, CA
Graduation Term: Fall 2020
Mentor: Dr. Xuejun Liang
Mentor Department: Computer Science
Research Interests: Biotechnology, Digital Pathology, and Machine Learning