CC2PhD Scholars 2018-2019 Roster

Angela Matondo

  • Education: Sociology Major at Long Beach City College

  • Interview Research Project: Older Pilipinx Generation's Perceptions and Beliefs on Environmental Issues (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Anti-Black Racism in Asian American Communities  (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Courtney Cecale

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Janet Hund

Angelica Fregoso

  • Education: Psychology Major at Cerritos College

  • Interview Research Project: How the Filial Relationships of Latinx Families are Strained by Inter-Generational Discrepancies Regarding Mental Health (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: How have mental health stigmas prevalent among older generations affected the help-seeking behaviors of first-generation Mexican American undergrads? (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Lucia Praxedis Leon

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Jaclyn Ronquillo-Adachi

Anthony Onwuegbuzia

  • Education: Sociology Major at Compton Community College

  • Interview Research Project: “I ask myself sometimes, how can I even afford to transfer”: Examining Financial Literacy, Educational Equity and The Inclusion of the Non-Traditional Community College Transfer Student (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Establishing Black Student Identity in Academia: The Umoja Community Experience (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: David Velasquez

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Elizabeth Walker

Benjamin Ohling

  • Education: Psychology Major at Santa Monica College

  • Interview Research Project: Made in God's Image: How Personal Conceptions of God Influence the Political Ideologies of the Individual (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Righteous Racism: How Christian Fundamentalism Influences the Racial Ideologies of White Supremacist Hate Groups (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Cam Nguyen

  • Second CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor (in place of Faculty Advisor): Steven Andrew Mejia

Candido Hernandez Hasan

  • Education: African American Studies Major at Los Angeles City College

  • Interview Research Project: The Phenomena of Black Trauma Resulting from Police Violence: Understanding the mental health effects on Black communities and individuals deriving from police violence (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Black Trauma Resulting from Police Violence: Finding Solutions to Helping Black Communities Heal (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Melanie Sonsteng

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Lisbeth Gant-Britton

Catherine Lerch

  • Education: Political Science Major at Irvine Valley College

  • Interview Research Project: Community College Students Attitudes and Experiences with Placement testing and their understanding of Assembly Bill 705 (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Post-Secondary Outcomes of Students in Inclusive Special Education Programs and in Pull out Special Education Programs (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Karla Rivera-Torres

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Shirin Sahani

Daniel Joseph Basurto

  • Education: History Major at Rio Hondo College

  • Interview Research Project: Making Sense of Transferring to a University (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: The History of Transferring from Rio Hondo College (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Adrian Trinidad

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Ea Madrigal

Donnell Jones

  • Education: Political Science and Philosophy Major at Long Beach City College

  • Interview Research Project: Pay for Say: Should We Compensate Our Student Government Representatives? (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Exclusion as a Means of Maintaining the Status Quo (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Hilary Malson

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Matthew Lawrence

Eriyanna Sioson-Archer

  • Education: Psychology Major at Cerritos College

  • Interview Research Project: How can You Tell: How can a Teacher Tell When a Student is Experiencing Distress from Their Home? (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Do You See What I See? Do You Hear What I Hear?: Discrepancies in Parent-Teacher Communication (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Ulises Espinoza

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Kimberley Duff

Ernesto Vargas

  • Education: Sociology Major at College of the Canyons

  • Interview Research Project: Under the Sun: Constructing Masculinity in Latino Men through Laborious Occupations (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: From Street Corners to Business Owners: Labor Legalization in Los Angeles (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Blanca Ramirez

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Hernan Ramirez

Jose Marin

  • Education: History Major at Santa Ana College

  • Interview Research Project: Mexican-American Vietnam Combat Veterans Drafted During an Unpopular War: Discrepancies in the Drafting Process (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Mexican-American Vietnam Veterans and their Treatment When Returning home (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Karina Santellano

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Moises Medina

Kyle Becerra

  • Education: Political Science Major at Los Angeles Pierce College 

  • Interview Research Project: Race, Representation, and Political Engagement: The Young African American Constituent (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: The Secret Weapon:  The Latino Electorate (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Julio Orellana

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Rosalind Raby

Kyle Michael Mendiola

  • Education: Political Science Major at Mt. San Antonio College

  • Interview Research Project: Perceptions of Climate Change: Comparing Americans With and Without Global South Relations 
(Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Political Deliberation and Its Efficacy in China (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Rustin Partow

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor James Stone

Luna Perez-Vega

  • Education: Sociology Major at East Los Angeles College

  • Interview Research Project: Mi Gente: An Analysis of the Impacts of Gentrifcation in South East Los Angeles (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Mi Gente: An analysis of the urban assimilation process in Southeast Los Angeles (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Kimberly Miranda

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Raeanna Gleason

Monica Ashley

  • Education: Psychology Major at Santa Monica College

  • Interview Research Project: Recreational psilocybin use in young adults: how intentions and prior perceptions may impact an individual’s experience (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Acculturation and Well-Being in Asian International Students (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Sasha Winkler

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Nicole Woodard

Rhammses Del Rio

  • Education: Economics Major at Santa Monica College

  • Interview Research Project: Do You Plan to Live In a 2-Generation Household Or Is It Possible to Find Yourself In a Multigenerational Household When Living In Los Angeles? (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Is the economy prepared for the American workforce to transition into Automation? (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Keyoung Lee

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alfredo Huante

Sara Moya

  • Education: International Studies Major at East Los Angeles College

  • Research Grant Proposal: Al Otro Lado: Why Mexican Immigrants in Los Angeles are Resorting to Informal Methods to Send and Receive Goods from Mexico (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Jaimie Crumley

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Nadine Bermudez

Tania Nasrollahi

  • Education: Sociology and Anthropology Major at Moorpark College

  • Interview Research Project: Iranian-American Stereotypes: Experiences with Perspectives of Status, Materialism, and Modern Beauty Standards (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Micro-aggressions Inside and Outside Islamophobia, "If I'm 'White', Why Do I Still Feel Brown?" (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Lawrence Lan

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Sally Pounce O'Rourke

Tyler Onderdonk

  • Education: Sociology and Public Affairs Major at Santiago Canyon College

  • Interview Research Project: The Educational Narrative: Exploring and Caring for Life-Long Learners (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: How does identification as a gifted learner affect a student's self-concept? (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Emma French

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Richard Adams

Wendy Munoz

  • Education: Psychology Major at Rio Hondo College

  • Interview Research Project: Provider's Perspective of Factors that Affect Low-Income Patients' Mental Health (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: Gender Differences in Perceptions of Staff in U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Caroline Tietbohl

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Kevin Smith

Yulisa Lachino

  • Education: Psychology Major at Santa Ana College

  • Interview Research Project: The Psychological Experiences of Latina Community College Students (Link to Presentation Video)

  • Research Grant Proposal: The relationship between social support and help-seeking behaviors of young adults with depression (Link to Presentation Video)

  • CC2PhD Graduate Student Mentor: Guadalupe Lopez Hernandez

  • CC2PhD Faculty Advisor: Professor Jeffrey Pedroza

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