Name: Anneleise Azua
Major: Communication; Gender Studies
Mentor: Dr. George Sanchez, American Studies & Ethnicity and History
Research: Holistic healing in South Texas curanderismo practices.
Name: Rachel Jones
Majors: Interdisciplinary Archaeology; Political Science
Minors: Spatial Studies
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Garrison, Anthropology
Research: Examining inequality and Ancient Mayan household interactions.
Name: Adeel Mohammadi
Majors: Biological Sciences; Religion
Minor: Economics; Middle East Studies
Mentor: Dr. Sherman Jackson, Religion
Research: Political thought, movements, and relationships between governance and law in Islamic discourse.
Name: Megan Nathan
Major: Biological Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Gerald Bakus, Marine Environmental Biology
Research: Examining stress levels in Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloth.
Name: Vivian Yan
Majors: Comparative Literature; History
Mentor: Dr. Lon Kurashige, History
Studying the ways that Chinese American identity has been crafted by retelling Chinese American (as well as Asian American) history.
Name: Jacob Flores
Major: Philosophy (Ethics, Law and Value Theory)
Mentor: Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Psychology and Education
Research: Analysis of behavioral and neurological data concerning emphatic reactions to a range of stimuli.
Name: Kalena Giessler
Majors: Interdisciplinary Archaeology; Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Lynn Dodd, Religion
Research: Examining the Obsidian found in the Rocas Canal in Chavin de Huantar, Peru to discover the source of the obsidian as well as to recreate the trade networks and mental maps of the Chavin people.
Name: Ashley Harlow
Majors: Sociology; Social Sciences with an emphasis in psychology
Minor: Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism
Mentor: Dr. Elaine Kaplan, Sociology
Research: Examining educational inequity and how it influences social inequalities.
Name: Karissa Masciel
Minors: Folklore and Popular Culture; German; Thematic Approaches to Humanities and Society; Sociology
Mentor: Dr. Paul Lichterman, Sociology
Research: Ritual building in non-hierarchical religious communities.
Name: Carrie Moore
Majors: English (Creative Writing) and Cinematic Arts Film and Television Production
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Gordon, English
Research: Focusing on defining "blackness" through the use of popular African American characters in theatre and literature.
Name: Jasmine Torres
Mentor: Dr. Zoe Corwin, Education
Research: Analyzing institutional factors that assist former foster youth in Los Angeles county in successfully graduating from high school and in attending a four year university.
Name: Monica Valencia
Minor: Human Rights
Mentor: Dr. Jody Agius Vallejo, Sociology
Research: Mexican immigrant communities working in the agricultural environments of Southern California, in particular the segregation that exists between Oaxacans and other Mexicans.