Christina Primous was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with her B.S.E in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a minor in Afroamerican and African Studies. Her goals are to continue her education, receive a Masters and Ph.D., and ultimately pursue a career in the professoriate. Her research interests include: African American student retention in STEM disciplines, the impact of adult mentorship in retaining STEM students, and the role of religious institutions in influencing minority students to pursue STEM careers.
Catalina Aguirre Burneo was born and raised in Loja, Ecuador. She is currently a senior at the University of San Francisco de Quito, but has also studied in British Columbia, Canada and at North Carolina State University as an exchange student. She is a teacher assistant as USFQ and has various academic interests, including clinical psychology, psychology of the public interest, social injustice, human behavior, and I/O psychology. She also enjoys traveling, playing chess, and spending time with her family.
Brittany S. Smith is a junior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She has participated in volunteer work and community service activities, helped implement a research study on the Perceptions of Age and Aging, studied abroad in Mexico, and currently has an internship at a non-profit organization called Strengthening the Black Family. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and obtain a PhD in Organizational Psychology or a similar field.