Program Director

Program Staff

Jessica Holman

Jessica Holman, MA, ABD

Interim Program Director
I was first in my family to attend college and I hold both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sociocultural Linguistics . In my research, I have combined qualitative and quantitative data analyses to learn more about the intersection of language and identity on a college campus. My data was gathered by interviewing first-generation undergraduate students from the central Appalachian Mountain region who were attending a university in a small city...
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Gabriel Lopez

Program Coordinator
Gabriel Lopez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from California State University, San Bernardino. He is a proud Latino and son of a Mexican immigrant, and was the first in his family to earn an undergraduate degree and attend graduate school. While he is still a mathematics enthusiast, he now works with the McNair Scholars to help other first-generation or underrepresented students like himself succeed in their academic...