St. Edward’s University McNair Scholar Alumni Achievements

We are very proud of our McNair alumni and their accomplishments.  They've worked hard to achieve their goals and truly embody the mission of the McNair Scholars Program.  They're an inspiration to each new cohort of scholars who are inducted into our program, who undoubtedly will follow in their footsteps.

Congratulations to our alumni!

 

PhD degrees conferred

Dahlia Campbell, B.S. (2006) Chemistry, St. Edward’s University; Ph.D. (2012) Chemistry, Purdue University

Ilse Carrizales, B.A. (2007) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2009) Psychology, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2013) Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Monica Flores, B.S (2001) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.A (2008) Science Education, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2014) Science Education, University of Texas at Austin

Daisy Izaguirre, B.S. (2006) Biology, St. Edward’s University; PhD (2016) Cancer Biology, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

Daniel Lyles, B.A. (2010) Sociology, St. Edward’s University; MS and PhD (2016) Science and Technology Studies Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Brenda Torres, B.S. (2010) Biochemistry, St. Edward’s University; PhD (2016) Immunology Program, Stanford University

 

DPT degrees conferred

Gustavo Alonso, B.B.A. (2005) Accounting Information Technology, St. Edward’s University; Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2014), University of Southern California

Lorraine Ortega, B.A. (2008) Kinesiology, St. Edward’s University; Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2013), Columbia University

Rosemary Galvan, B.A. (2008) Kinesiology, St. Edward’s University; Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2014), Texas Women’s University

 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees conferred

Lisa Montoya, B.S. (2008) Biology, St. Edward’s University; Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (2013), Texas A&M University

 

Doctor of Pharmacy degrees conferred

Anita Ramos, B.S. (2003) Biochemistry, St. Edward’s University; Doctorate in Pharmacy (2012), University of Incarnate Word

Megan Garcia, B.S. (2009) Biochemistry, St. Edward’s University; Doctorate in Pharmacy (2014), University of Incarnate Word

 

Master’s degrees conferred

Gloria Martinez-Perez, B.S. (2002) Biochemistry, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2011) Education, Sul Ross State University

April Buentello, B.A. (2003) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2010) College Student Development, St. Edward’s University

Adriana Marina Jones, B.B.A. (2003) Finance, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2009) Counseling, Prairie View A&M University

Carlos Martinez, B.A. (2003) Political Science, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2013) Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America

Judith Razo, B.B.A. (2003) International Business, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2007) Advertising, University of Texas at Austin

Ruben Garcia, B.A. (2004) Criminal Justice, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2007) Counseling, St. Edward’s University

Ariana Hinojosa, B.B.A. (2004) International Business, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2010) Communication, University of Texas Pan-American

Jessica Alvarez, B.S. (2005) Computer Science, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2008) Information Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Brenda Cornejo, B.A. (2005) Social Work, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2007) Social Work, Texas State University

Roberto Dovalina, B.A. (2005) Computer Information Science, St. Edward’s University; M.B.A. (2009) Business Administration, St. Edward’s University

Maria Escareño, B.A. (2005) Computer Information Science, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2010) Educational Leadership, Western New Mexico University

Omar Garcia, B.B.A. (2005) International Business, St. Edward’s University; M.B.A. (2012), Business Administration, St. Edward’s University

Claudia Gonzalez, B.A. (2005) Social Work, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2008) Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Megan Jackson, B.A. (2005) Theatre Arts, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2007) Media Studies , The New School for Public Engagement

Clint Ortega, B.A. (2005) Communication Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2008) Information Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Luis Avila, B.S. (2006) Computer Science, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2013) Computer Science, University of Texas at Brownsville

Sarah Bond, B.A. (2006) English Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2008) Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

Jose Aaron Hinojosa, B.A. (2006) Communication, St. Edward’s University; M. S. (2012) College Student Affairs, Nova Southeastern University

Cheryl Lozano-Whitten, B.A. (2006) Organizational Communication, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2012) Communication, Texas A&M College Station;

Brian Rabalais, B.A. (2006) Graphic Design, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2008) Design Management, Savannah College of Art and Design

Samantha Swaim Moreno, B.A. (2006) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2008) Industrial/Organizational Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Marisol Vasquez, B.A. (2006) Religious Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2008) Theology, University of Notre Dame

Aaron Villarreal, B.A. (2006) Education Certification in Spanish, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2012) Education/Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix

Celencia Guillory, B.B.A (2007) Management, St. Edward’s University; M.B.A. (2011) Business Administration, Webster University

William Jaramillo, B.A. (2007) Mathematics, St. Edward’s University; Ed. M. (2014), School Leadership, Harvard University

Shanny Merlos Lozano, B.S. (2007) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2013) Nursing, Vanderbilt University

Calixto Balderas, B.B.A. and B.A. (2008) Accounting and Computer Information Technology, St. Edward’s University; M.P.A. (2011) Professional Accounting, University of Texas at Austin

Dagoberto Garcia, B.A. (2008) History, St. Edward’s University; Master of Liberal Arts (2012), St. Edward’s University

Julian Gonzalez, B.A. (2008) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University

Johanna Torres, B.A. (2008) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2011) Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at Tyler

Cristal Lopez, B.A. (2009) Spanish and International Business, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2012) Spanish and International Business, Saint Louis University

Mirna Lopez, B.A. (2009) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2013) School Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University

Sandy Martinez, B.S. (2009) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2014) Project Management, St. Edward’s University

Abel Nevarez, B.A. (2009) Communication, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2011) Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Flora Ortega, B.A. (2009) International Relations, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2012) Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin

Tabitha Spencer, B.A. (2009) Psychology and B.S. (2009) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston University

Maura Valle, B.A. (2009) Accounting Information Technology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2013) Accounting, St. Edward’s University

Hilary Martinez, B.S. (2010) Forensic Science, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Anthropology, Texas State University

Carol Filip, B.A. (2010) Religious Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.Div. (2013) Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Eloise Montemayor, B.A. (2010) Photo Communications, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas Pan American

Jose Vasquez, B.A. (2010) Media Communication, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2012) Mass Communication, Texas State University

Robert-Gabriel Aaron Mundine, B.A. (2011) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Philosophy, Boston College

Anthony Perez, B.B.A. (2011) Marketing, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Advertising, University of Texas at Austin

Kristin Perez, B.A. (2011) History, St. Edward’s University; M.L.A. (2013) Liberal Arts, St. Edward’s University

Regina Portillo, B.A. (2011) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2014) Education, Columbia University

Briana Cobos, B.A. (2012) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2015) Psychological Research, Texas State University

Kadence Hampton, B.S. (2012) Environmental Science, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2014), Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota

Eleanor Palmer, B.A. (2012) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2014) Psychology, Wake Forest University

Shirley Green, B.A. (2012) Latina American Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2014) Global Policy Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Peter Rosa, B.A. (2012) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Humanities, University of Chicago

Joelynn Avendaño, B.A. (2014) Psychology, St. Edward’s University, M.S. (2015) Child Development Psychology, Kingston University

Mirna Garza, B.A. (2015) Social Work, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2016) Social Work, New York University

Rocio Rangel, B.A. (2006) Liberal Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2016) College Student Development, St. Edward’s University

Katherine Najera, B.S. (2013) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2016) Biomedical Science, Texas Tech Health Science Center

Vanessa Neutzler, B.S. (2014) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2016) Bioscience and Health Policy, Rice University

Rogelio Ortiz, B.A. (2014) Mathematics, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2016) Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

 

Alumni in doctoral programs

Patricia Garcia, B.A. (2005) English Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University; PhD Information Studies Program, University of California at Los Angeles

Heather Bruch, B.A. (2007) Mathematics, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2010) Mathematics, Texas State University; PhD Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University

GiNell Elliott, B.S. (2007) Bioinformatics, St. Edward’s University; PhD Computational Biology Program, Washington University

Trinidad Macias, B.A. (2007) International Relations, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2010) Political Science, University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D Education, University of The Incarnate Word

Kristina Rodriguez, B.A. (2007) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; PhD Counseling Psychology Program, University of North Texas

Racheal Banda Rothrock, B.A. (2007) Graphic Design, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2010) Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. Education/Curriculum and Instruction Program, University of Texas at Austin

Julian Gonzalez, B.A. (2008) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2013) Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University; Ph.D Philosophy, University of Kansas

Danielle Jackson, B.A (2009) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; PhD Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Stefanie Torres, B.A. (2009) English Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University; M.F.A. (2013) Creative Writing, University of Kansas; Ph.D. English Creative Writing, University of Kansas

Glenn Trujillo, B.A. (2009) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2011) Philosophy, University of Houston; Ph.D Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

Leon A. Venegas, B.S. (2010) Biology, St. Edward’s University; PhD Biological Science Program, University of Illinois

Amalia Martinez, B.A. (2011) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; Dual PhD. Clinical and Industrial/Organization Psychology Program, Alliant International University

Elba Moise, B.A. (2011) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. (2014) Public Health and Anthropology, Oregon State University; PhD, Education, University of Washington

Victoria Rodriguez, B.A. (2011) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; PhD Education, Stanford University

Shanae Jefferies, B.A. (2013) Sociology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. (2015) Sociology, PhD Sociology, University of North Texas

Dellea Copeland, B.A. (2014) Political Science, St. Edward’s University; PhD Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

Eryn Lee, B.S. (2014) Biochemistry, St. Edward’s University; PhD Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Leslie Nix, B.S. (2014) Biology, St. Edward’s University; PhD Biology, Scripps Research Institute

Cynthia Tapia, B.S. (2014) Chemistry, St. Edward’s University; PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch

Kathryn Michelle Benavidez, B.S. (2014) Environmental Science, St. Edward’s University; M.S. ( 2016) Wildlife Ecology, Texas State University, PhD Anthropology, Indiana University

 

Scholars in Master’s programs

Marina Solis, B.A. (2005) Psychology, St. Edward’s University, M.A. Counseling, St. Edward’s University

Linda Martinez, B.S. (2006) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Biomedical Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago

Beatrice Tiago, B.B.A. (2006) Accounting, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Accounting, American Public University

Karla Barrera, B.S. (2008) Biochemistry, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center

Andrea de Luna, B.A. (2008) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S., Excelsior College

Veronica Villa, B.S./B.A. (2008) Computer Science and Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Psychology, University of Chicago

Miguel Angel Delgado, B.A. (2010) Kinesiology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Physical Therapy, New Mexico State University

Dominique Salas, B.A. (2010) English Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Creative Writing, New Mexico State University

Ankit Babber, B.A. (2011) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University, M.S. Philosophy, University of Houston

Tiffany Begley, B.A. (2011) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Counseling, St. Edward’s University

Lauren May, B.A. (2011) Religious Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.T.S. (2013) Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School; M.S. Social Work, New York University

Maria Cordova, B.A (2012) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Counseling, Texas State University

Genesis Granados, B.A. (2013) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S., University of Houston Clear Lake

Jessica Le, B.A. (2013) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Psychology, University of North Texas

Monica Rivas, B.S. (2013) Environmental Science, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Architecture, University of Houston

Angelica Rangel, B.A (2014) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at Tyler

Kelly-Kate Crossland, B.A. (2015) Philosophy, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Philosophy, Brandeis University

William Haynes III, B.A. (2015) Global Studies, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Austin Hestdalen, B.A. (2015) Communication, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Communication, Duquesne University

Dianey Leal, B.A. (2015) Political Science and English Writing & Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Public Service and Administration, Texas A&M University

Iman Ortiz, B.B. A. (2015) Accounting, St. Edward’s University; M.A. Accounting, University of Texas at Austin

Lydia Rhodes, B.A (2015) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; M.S. Counseling, Prescott College

 

Scholars in Medical Degree Programs

Rito Escareño, B.S. (2008) Biology, St. Edward’s University; M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Karen Lopez, B.A. (2012) Psychology, St. Edward’s University; P.A., Baylor School of Medicine

 

Scholars who are Fulbright Study/research Fellowship recipients in Master’s programs

Elvia Valle, B.A. (2013) Global Studies; Fulbright for Political Science (2014), Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria; M.A. German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Pickering Fellow