Meet Our Scholars
Katelyn is a 3rd-year Anthropology and Biology major. After she graduates from Morris, she is hoping to go into Wildlife or Environmental Biology. During her free time, Katelyn loves to read, watch Netflix, or hang out with her friends and family (especially her two Boston terriers). Katelyn is also a co-chair for the Sociology and Anthropology Society, the student rep for Anthropology, and is a peer mentor for Summit Scholars.
Spencer is a Math and Physics major who wants to minor in either Medieval Studies or Computer Science (maybe both). Spencer plans to get a Ph.D. in Physics and would like to work in academia or research. When not busy studying, he loves to read, play piano, and write stories. Spencer also enjoys spending with his family and loves cats!
Charles studies Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and deviance. He wants to earn a Ph.D. in sociology, so that he can conduct research on children and adolescents who engage in deviant and/or criminal behaviors with the hope to help them from becoming lifelong criminals or suffering from the adverse effects that are related to criminal and deviant behaviors. Charles hails from Aniak, a small native village in rural Alaska. He notes "being raised in a native village I learned to enjoy my culture's traditional lifeways, that of putting away fish and picking berries to name a few."
Hannah is double majoring in Environmental Studies and Native American Indigenous Studies. She hopes to use her advanced degree to serve indigenous communities in developing indigenous food sovereignty. She loves to travel and once paddled in the Arctic for forty days! She hopes to go on more adventures moving forward.
Danny is a double major in History and Native American Indigenous Studies, an honors student, and a Summit Peer Mentor. They are also working on an Area of Emphasis in Deaf Studies. They hope to use their Ph.D. to help minorities and hopefully one day become a Professor. They are working on getting their interpreter's license and hope to use it to help deaf students succeed in academia. Most of Danny's free time is spent dancing or working on the puzzle at the library.
Morgan is currently double majoring in Physics and Native American Indigenous Studies. She hopes to go on to earn a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and advocate for other Indigenous scientists and youth who love physics as much as she does. She currently works as a Native American Student Success peer mentor and Ojibwemowin language table facilitator on campus.
Sierra's primary area of study is Forensic Science with an emphasis in Chemistry and Native American Indigenous Studies. She plans to achieve a PhD in Forensic science and work with the FBI as a Forensic Chemist. In her free time, Sierra likes to craft, mainly in beadwork, and write for fun. She also loves to stay active doing track and field as a hammer thrower.
Lauren's current majors are Psychology and French, although her McNair research will center mainly around Native American Indigenous Studies. After obtaining a Ph.D., Lauren hopes to work with diverse populations and study their ways of viewing the world, themselves, and others. An interesting tidbit about Lauren is that she loves cows and has a great collection of cow jokes that she is more than willing to share!