Current NoGAP/McNair Scholars

Seiri Aragon-Garcia

Major: Spanish

Planned Graduate Major: Spanish or Student Affairs

Mentor: Patricia Kim-Rajal, Ph.D.

Research project title: “A Waste of Time”: Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Education.

Victor Alfaro Sosa

Major: Chemistry

Planned Graduate Major: Chemistry

Mentor: Jon Fukuto, Ph.D.

Research project title: The Effects of Nitroxyl (HNO) on the Selenoprotein Thioredoxin Reductase.


Robert Barrett

Major: English/Hutchins

Planned Graduate Major: World and Comparative Literature

Mentor: Anne Goldman, Ph.D.

Research project title: "I Still Dream of Orgonon": The Cultural Transmission of Wilhelm Reich.

John Michael Vincent Coralde

Major: Kinesiology

Planned Graduate Major: Doctor of Osteopathy

Mentor: Lauren Morimoto, Ph.D.

Research project title: Mighty Morphin Backwards Walking: The Momentous Effects of Backwards Walking to an Individual's Hamstring Flexibility.


Fujun Bernie

Major: Biology

Planned Graduate Major: Biology

Mentor: Michael Cohen, Ph.D.

Research project title: Simultaneous Biological Degradation and Chemical Delignification of Lignocellulose Under Extreme Alkaline Conditions.

Rachel DeLeon

Major: Molecular/Cell Biology

Planned Graduate Major: Molecular/Cell Biology

Mentor: Joseph Lin, Ph.D.

Research project title: Analysis of the Reduction Potentials of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases CD45, CD148, and SHP1.


Sarah Eagan

Major: Psychology

Planned Graduate Major: Social Psychology

Mentor: Matthew Paolucci-Callahan, Ph.D.

Research project title: "It Wasn't Rape, She Wanted It": Masculinity Threat's Role in Rape Blame.

Sabrina Fiaz

Major: Psychology

Planned Graduate Major: Social Work

Mentor: Sheila Katz, Ph.D.

Research project title: Military Sexual Trauma: A Judicial Perspective and Policy Analysis.

 


Katie Gordon

Major: Sociology

Planned Graduate Major: Sociology

Mentor: Cindy Stearns, Ph.D.

Research project title: Student Veterans: A Comparative Analysis of Reintegration Experiences.

Josh Gutierrez

Major: BioChem

Planned Graduate Major: Biochemistry or Microbiology

Mentor: Jennifer Lillig, Ph.D.

Research project title: Carnobacteriocin BII Bactericidial Assay.

 


Stephanie Henriquez

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology

Planned Graduate Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Joseph Lin, Ph.D.

Research project title: A Comparison of the Redox Regulation of the Enzymes CD45 and CD148.

Shoua Lor

Major: Biology

Planned Graduate Major: Physician Assitant Studies or Public Health

Mentor: Nick Geist, Ph.D.

Righting Time Performance: Assessing Phenotype in Captive Raised Western Pond Turtles.


Paul Martinez

Major: Sociology

Planned Graduate Major: Sociology

Mentor: Elisa Velasquez-Andrade, Ph.D.

Research project title: Fostering Multicultural Competence Through Inter-Group Dialogues: Process, Outcomes, and Reflections.

Yadira Molina

Major: Political Science

Planned Graduate Major: International Relations

Mentor: Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.

Research project title: The Latino Vote in 2008.

 


Samantha Montellanos

Major: History

Planned Graduate Major: History

Mentor: Mary Halavais, Ph.D.

Research project title: The Moche: A Process of Sacrifice, Burial and the Afterlife.

Kim Nguyen

Major: Human Development

Planned Graduate Major: Counseling

Mentor: Charlene Tung, Ph.D.

Research project title: Mentoring Relationships: The Perspectives of Former Foster Youth.


Alexandria Pech

Major: Psychology/Human Development

Planned Graduate Major: Sociology

Mentor: Barbara Bloom, Ph.D.

Research project title: No More Invisibilty: The Role of Resilience on Children of Incarcerated Parents.

Holly Phillips

Major: Human Development

Planned Graduate Major: Social Work

Mentor: Sheila Katz, Ph.D.

Research project title: Low Income Student Parents: Bridging from Welfare Participation to College Graduation.


Krystal Raheem

Major: Sociology

Planned Graduate Major: Social Work

Mentor: Sheila Katz, Ph.D.

Research project title: The Experience: An Analysis on the Retention and Graduation Rate of Black Students at Sonoma State University.

Mallory Rice

Major: Biology

Planned Graduate Major: Marine Biology

Mentor: Karina Neilsen, Ph.D.

Research project title: Calcification and Corrosion of a Coralline Seaweed.

 


Stephanie Segovia

Major: Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies

Planned Graduate Major: Student Affairs

Mentor: Daniel Malpica, Ph.D.

Research project title: Educational Opportunity Program: Provider of Social and Cultural Capital.

Diku Sherpa

Major: Environmental Studies

Planned Graduate Major: Hydrology

Mentor: Hall Cushman, Ph.D.

Research project title: Change in the Stream Condition After Removing Livestock.


Samantha Smith

Major: Psychology

Planned Graduate Major: Public Health

Mentor: Matthew Paolucci-Callahan, Ph.D.

Research project title: How Well Do You Think You Know Yourself? The Undeniable Connection between your Emotions and your Body.

Kimberly Trevino

Major: Chemistry

Planned Graduate Major: Chemistry or Pharmacology

Mentor: Carmen Works, Ph.D.

Research project title: Isolation of a Chromium(III) Binding Protein After Exposure to Chromium(VI).

 


Alex Zavaleta

Major: Psychology

Planned Graduate Major: Education

Mentor: Johanna Flip-Hanke, Ph.D.

Research project title: Early Childhood Education: Benefits for Children from Low-Income Families.