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Brandi Deptula
Brandi was a McNair Scholar for two consecutive years - 2011-2013. Brandi graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2014. Her research mentor was Dr. Eric Matson and the focus of her research was Biology, more specifically, Glycohydrolase Enzyme Expression and Activity from the Bacterial Isolate JT5-1. Her current whereabouts and educational or career plans are unknown at this time.

Joseph Draven
Joseph's current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Papa Fall
Papa graduated from UW-Oshkosh in May 2013. As a McNair Scholar, Papa conducted research with Dr. Kisubi, in which his research topic was African Students' experience of academic life in U.S. public universities. He completed his Masters of Social Work in June 2015 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is currently not pursuing his PhD at this time and has launched into his career as a Social Worker at a Mental Health Institute on the Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU). Papa provides bio-psycho-social assessments, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and case management services to a population of mentally ill and forensic patients. He also works as an Emergency Room Social Worker where he provides psychosocial assessments including formal suicide assessment to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health issues seeking care.

Chelsy Herring
Chelsy's current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Whittany Byrd
Whittany graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2013. Her current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Fabiola Rizo (Navarro)
Fabiola participated as a McNair Scholar for two consecutive years - 2011 to 2013. Fabiola graduated in December 2013 with a degree in Education. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Education in School Counseling, here at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. She expects to graduate May 2017.

Donavon Johnson
Donavon's current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Jeremy Kroll
Jeremy's current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Taylor Waring
Taylor participated as a McNair scholar for two consecutive years: 2011 to 2013. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in English in May 2014. His research mentor was Dr. Marguerite Helmers where he focused his research on understanding the Atomic Bombings of unions and political behavior while his second year research looked at the poetry of Octavio Paz. Taylor is currently applying to MFA, Master of Fine Arts, programs in Poetry. 

Suave' Kyles
Suave's current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Lang Lee Lee
Lang graduated from UW - Oshkosh in December 2013. He is pursuing a graduate program in Psychology at California State University - Fullerton. Details surrounding his graduate studies or program completion are unknown at this time. 

Michael Mason
Michael graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2013. His current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Fauzia Osman
Fauzia graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2014. Fauzia's current whereabouts and educational studies are unknown at this time.

Benjamin Sajdak
Ben graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2013 with a degree in Biology and an emphasis in Neuroscience. As a McNair Scholar, Ben conducted research with Dr. Dana Merriman, Department of Biology. His research focused on Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans Deposition following Optic Nerve Crush in Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel. Ben is currently in his Ph.D. program, Visual Neuroscience, at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he plans to graduate in 2018. 

Sitha Thor
Sitha graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2013. As a McNair Scholar, Sitha conducted research with Dr. Teri Shors, in which the research topic was "Examining Green Medicine in the Virology Laboratory." Currently, Sitha is a graduate student here at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where he is pursuing his Masters in Microbiology.

Kristie Wirth
Kristie graduated from UW - Oshkosh in May 2014. As a McNair Scholar in 2011, Kristie conducted research with Dr. Quin Chrobak, Department of Psychology. Kristie's research topic focused on the influence of personality traits and depressive symptoms on music enjoyment and preference." Currently, Kristie is working as a Business Intelligence Specialist at the University of Denver where she enjoys working in a research and data oriented career. She pursued an online certificate in Data Science after completing her Bachelor's degree and may pursue other online training in the future, or possibly a Masters in Data Science.

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