• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Day Three

We started our final full day in Memphis by supporting one of our McNair Cohort members by attending her presentation on Parody in Alice in Wonderland. We then attended the final conference lecture with Excecutive Director of Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Daphne McPharen, and President of the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Terry Freeman. Terry presented on how the role of museums are changing from simply documenting history to being a part of history. The Civil Rights Museum is heavily involved in education and activism for civil rights through community marches, lectures, education programming, and more.  Daphne commented on how her own institution is involved with the Civil Rights movement but also directed our attention to many existing issues need change. Most importantly, she reminded us that visionaries such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 26 years old when he began making big changes in the Civil Rights movements and that he was just like many of us: a young student who wanted a better world. She presented us with a call to action. Wherever we go in life, whatever our career, whatever our life circumstances, make activism a goal. Create a better environment, advocate for women’s rights, work to end racism, use our dreams, talents, and passions to improve our community and the world. Daphnes speech was amazing and empowering. It was very fitting that following this presentation, our McNair Cohort visited the Civil Rights Museum. This experience was so powerful that it deserved its own blog post! 

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