Current Scholars & Recent Graduates

Current McNair Scholars

Maryam Canty
Research Interests: Political Theory, Global Inequality Issues
B.S. Government, Political Theory (May 2021)

Kathrine Jankowska
Research Interests: Neuropsychology, Emotional Granularity, Compassion
B.S. Psychology (December 2020)

Gurpal Kaur
Research Interests: Sustainability, Environmental Practices for Businesses
B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing (May 2021)

Olivia Paige Lapolla
Research Interests: Gender, Sexuality, Representations in Media and Arts
B.A. in Law (May 2021)

Mariella McEachern
Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Conservation
B.S. Biology, Marine Science (December 2020)

Despina Muratoglu
Research Interests: The Effects of Disruptive Events on Small Businesses
B.S. in Business Administration, Management (May 2021)

Thomas Nguyen
Research Interests: Mentoring, Educational Inequality, Student Services
B.A. in Sociology, Youth and Community (May 2022)

Oba Oseghali
Research Interests: Immunology, Virology, Non-Immunogenic Tumors
B.S. in Biochemistry (May 2022)

Ariana Peralta
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Art Therapies, Interdisciplinary Methods
B.S. in Art History and Biology (May 2022)

Natalie Robertson
Research Interests: Antimicrobial Resistance, Genetics, Biotechnology
B.S. in Biology, Biotechnology (May 2021)

Breno Silva
Research Interests: Enzyme Mechanisms, Sulfur-Based Enzymes, Biochemistry
B.S. in Chemistry (May 2022)

Mardochee Sylvestre
Research Interests: Public School Governance, Student Achievement, Social Inequality
B.A. in Sociology, Youth and Community (May 2021)

Recent McNair Graduates

Name Degrees Completes and In Progress
Lismar Garcia BA in Government, International Relations, May 2020
MA in International Affairs, New York University, Expected 2022
Maria Cecilia Gomez
BA in Economics and Politics, Philosophy, & Econ, May 2020
Mariama Kamara
BS in Business Administration, Marketing, May 2020
MA in Marketing, University of Southern California, Expected 2022
Steven Lopez Toro  BS in Economics, May 2020 
Esteban Marte  BS in Biology, May 2020
PhD in Biology, Boston College, Expected 2025
Danilo Martinez
BS in Business Administration, Marketing, May 2020
MA in Emerging Media Studies, Boston University, Expected 2022 
Mary Siriboe  BS in Chemistry, May 2020
PhD in Chemistry, University of Rochester, Expected 2025 

Name Degrees Completed and In Progress
Etiana Alcius Etienne BS in Sociology, Crime and Justice, May 2019
PsyD, William James College, Expected 2024
Antonio Amaro Diaz BS in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, May 2019
MEd in Higher Ed, University of Maryland College Park, Expected 2021
Jazmin Cruz-Flores BA in Psychology, May 2019
Shaina Dorlean BS in Biology, May 2019
Medical Training, UniCamilus - International University of Health and Medical Sciences, Roma, Italy, Expected 2022
Lilianne Exinor BS in Psychology, May 2019
Isis Garcia-Rodriguez BS in Psychology, May 2019
PhD in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Expected 2024
Iman Ghazi BS in Biology, September 2019
Medical Training, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Expected 2024
Majeed Ghazi BS in Biology, Health Careers, January 2019
Mileika Jaime BS in Biology, May 2019
Darlley Joselus BS Government, Law and Public Policy, January 2019
MA in International Relations, Penn State University, Expected 2022
Kaitlin Morrill BS in Business Administration, Accounting, May 2019
MS in Accounting, Bentley University, Expected 2021
Sheikh “Nash” Nasher BS in Computer Science, May 2019
Data Science Grad Certificate, Harvard Extension School, Expected 2021
Beverly Nwankwo BS in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, May 2019
Sabrina Pierre BS in Government, May 2019
Sara Solomon BS Government, Law and Public Policy, May 2019
Taylor White MA in Medical Writing, New York University
Nehizena Young-Edo BS in Biology, Health Careers

Name Degrees Completed and In Progress
John Brown BS in Sociology, May 2018
Paul Johnson BS in Physics, May 2018
MS in Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2020
PhD in Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Expected 2023
Marissa Kaufman BS in Biology, Biotechnology, May 2018
Givany Lopes BS in Biology, May 2018
Fernando Lopez BS in Business Administration, Marketing, May 2018
MEd in Higher Ed, University of Maryland College Park, Expected 2020
Arly Macario BS in Government, Law and Public Policy, May 2018
Amberly Mendes BS in Biology, May 2018
Sabrina Phanor BS in Biochemistry, May 2018
Stephanie Preval BS in Biochemistry, May 2018
Maya Smith BA in Sociology, Youth and Community, May 2018
Phyliss St-Hubert BS Government, Law and Public Policy, May 2018
Sydney Thomas BS in Biochemistry, May 2018
PhD in Food Science, University of California Davis, Expected 2023

Name Degrees Completed and In Progress
Tiffany Martinez Expected 2025, PhD in Urban Education, City University of New York
Stephanie Breen Expected 2024, PhD in Higher Ed, University of Maryland College Park
Sarah Cohen Expected 2024, PhD in Higher Ed, University of Texas at Austin
Briana McDowell Expected 2022, PhD, Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Kevin Ramos Expected 2022, PhD, Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - UMass
Elizabeth Rodriguez Expected 2022, PhD, Astrophysics, Texas Christian University
Najma Hussein 2018, Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School
Richard Haddock 2018, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, William James College
Michel Wladimir 2017, Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School
Karol Canals 2015, Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School
Tommy Nguyen 2014, PhD, Computer Science, Rensselaur Polytechnic Institute

Name Degrees Completed and In Progress
Ashley Bodden In Progress, MS Political Science, Suffolk University
Claire Burrell Antoine In Progress, MSW and MPH, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Mei Chen In Progress, MEd, Early Childhood Education, Lesley University
Annie Duong In Progress, Master’s in Public Administration, Northeastern University
Thanh Huynh In Progress, MS Taxation and Accounting, Suffolk University
Nixandra McGuffie In Progress, MS Marketing Research, Bentley University
Elsy Naveo In Progress, MS Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Hakim Cunningham 2020, MPP, Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University
Isaac Berko 2019, Master of Public Administration, George Washington University
Stephanie Breen 2019, MA in Sociology & Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia University
Sarah Cohen 2019, MSEd in Culture, Education, & Society, University of Pennsylvania
Tiffany Martinez 2019, MA in Sociology, Columbia University
Ana Maria Mesa 2018, MSW, Social Work, Boston College
Julie Au 2018, MS Accounting, Suffolk University
Henry Mai 2018, MS in Accounting, Suffolk University
Kimberly Berrazueta 2018, MS in Nursing, Simmons College
Roosevelt Lewis 2018, MS, Nursing, Regis College
Roxette Caba 2018, MA, Speech Language Pathology, UMass - Amherst
Socrates Perez 2018, M Eng, Power Systems Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Karen Hernandez 2017, MS, Health Informatics, University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Cherise Henry 2017, MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Denver - Colorado
Daisy Guzman 2017, MA, Communication, Southern New Hampshire University
Harold Kuemkong-Ngouoko 2017, MS in Finance, Investments, Suffolk University
Yasmeen Hamdoun 2017, MS in Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Aniela Petani 2016, MSW, Social Work, Boston University
Sandrine Guilherme 2016, MSW, Social Work, Boston College
Brahim Rhazi 2016, MS, Finance, Suffolk University - Business School
Carla Daley 2016, MBA, Business Administration, Suffolk University - Business School
Susana Madrigal 2016, MA, Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University
Laurine Voltaire 2016, MDiv, Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Bianca Bellot 2015, MS, Student Affairs, Colorado State University
Taia Thompson 2015, MS, Crime and Justice Studies, Suffolk University
Mary Jaber 2014, MS, Political Science, Suffolk University
Janet Gonzalez 2014, MA, Pastoral Ministry, Boston College
Leslie Steeves 2014, MA, Film Studies, National University
Stephanie Tavarez 2014, MA, Counseling Psychology, Lesley University
Janet Gonzalez 2014, MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College
Jacqueline Roumanos 2013, MS, Mental Health Counseling, University at Albany, SUNY
Roosevelt Lewis 2012, MPA, Public Administration, Regis College
Tommy Nguyen 2012, MS Computer Science, Rensselaur Polytechnic Institute
Han Pham 2012, MBA, Business Administration, Anna Maria College
Deborah Searfoss 2012, MA, Latin American Studies, George Washington University
Yanitza Medina 2012, MEd, Administration of Higher Edu, Suffolk University
Sharif Butler 2011, MS, Television Management, Boston University
Wanny Baez 2011, MS, Business Taxation, University of Southern California
Janel Hernandez 2011, MA, Performance Studies, New York University
Luis Castillo 2010, MA, Curriculum & Teaching, Columbia University - Teachers College