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The Latinx Research Scholars Program (LRSP) at Marquette University provides undergraduate students experience in community-engaged research and Latinx mental health within Milwaukee. LRSP scholars will receive mentorship, hands-on practice, professional development opportunities, and networking with community and academic partners. The overarching goal of the LRSP is to create a community of scholars who have research training and expertise that will allow them to be agents of change within their communities.
The Latinx Research Scholars Program (LRSP) held a virtual presentation of research by our inaugural cohort of undergraduate scholars. In collaboration with the United Community Center (UCC) and United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) scholars implemented community-engaged research projects and shared their findings. To view this presentation, click here.
LRSP Objectives and Competencies:
Why I Joined LRSP: "I want to conduct research to better understand the needs of my community and provide some insight to address them."
Goals: Earn a PhD in psychology; study mental health disparities in racial minorities, immigrants, & refugees.
Major: Psychology & Spanish
Why I Joined LRSP: "Because I am eager and dedicated to beginning research activities and helping members of the Latinx community within Milwaukee."
Goals: Pursue career in Counseling Psychology to help others in the Latinx community.
ROSARIO RIOS CERDA
Major: Psychology & Spanish for the Health Professions
Why I Joined LRSP: "To gain experience in my field as well as to
benefit from the knowledge from the research in this program."
Goals: Pursue Clinical Psychology with a focus on mental health
within minority/oppressed groups.
NANCY SUÁREZ JIMÉNEZ
Why I Joined LRSP: "To strengthen my foundation in psychological research and become better acquainted with research in the world of psychology."
Goals: Become a child psychologist and work with children of
minority backgrounds who have experienced trauma.