Rose Brown is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is double majoring in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Management and Psychology. She is an intern for the University Professional Internship Program and works as a Director of the Volunteer Outreach Leadership Panel. She currently coordinates and oversees hundreds of volunteer opportunities and service projects. She has most recently created the platform “Feeding America-America’s Move to Stop Poverty and Food Insecurity.” Within this initiative she leads college tours for those that are homeless, suffering food insecurity, or currently living in poverty. Those who attend these college tours receive free business cards, attend workshops on professionalism and goal setting, and receive a certificate at the end of their tour for their completion of this portion of the program. Not only do the participants get a taste of college life and learn about their resources, they are reminded ultimately they can do anything they put their mind to. In addition, within this initiative she coordinates beauty pageants at local women’s shelters. These beauty pageants remind the women they are extraordinary, capable of doing anything they put their mind to, and that their circumstance does not define who they are as a person. Furthermore, within this initiative she coordinates and leads birthday parties at local group homes, orphanages, and foster homes. These parties serve as a platform to remind the kids they are special and loved. Currently Rose holds three presidential positions on campus and is a member of five honor societies. She looks forward to pursuing graduate school and earning a PhD in Organizational Behavior. She aspires to become a professor and continue her efforts as a humanitarian and philanthropist.
My name is Monica Robledo Cornejo I am in my Junior year at Sonoma State University in California. I am working towards finishing my Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in Queer Studies. As a McNair Scholar, I am conducting research on the distinct communication styles among the undocumented population. Currently, I am working for a community college as a Program Specialist for the Student Success Team where I am working to help students succeed in an academic and personal level.
My academic goal is to earn a PhD in the Communication Studies Discipline with an Interpersonal and Cultural emphasis. Graduation rates among underrepresented students are not high; with this degree I plan to become a Professor and mentor underrepresented students to help further their education.
James is a junior at Rice University majoring in Psychology and English. He has been in engaged in numerous research projects in Psychology, American Studies, and the Social Sciences, broadly. He is a research assistant in an Industrial/Organizational Psychology lab at Rice where he has been involved for three years. He is currently working on an independent project that investigates how various Black hairstyles affect hiring decisions and has completed a research project that investigates the interaction of socioeconomic status and academic achievement in college students. His research interests include diversity and discrimination in the workplace and in schools, as well as leadership development. His goals include pursuing a PhD in Social Psychology or Organizational Behavior in hopes of entering the academe as a professor and researcher.
Monique Domingo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Management) from San Francisco State University and was awarded the Management Department Honoree in Spring 2015. As an undergraduate, Monique was a teacher’s assistant for two years as she genuinely enjoyed providing academic support and mentorship for students. Not only did this give her the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with grading, but it also gave her the chance to develop and lecture a module for two three-hour class sessions. From her senior year to post-graduation, Monique actively participated as a research assistant for the San Francisco State University Management Department. She has previous experience as a supervisor for Wells Fargo Bank but currently works part-time at WW International. Monique’s goal is to pursue a PhD in Organizational Behavior to become a professor and scholar. Through these roles, she hopes to inspire and to provide mentorship for students, especially for those who are underrepresented.