Raised by migrant farmworkers in Washington State, Dr. Janette Mariscal was brought up on the principles of the value of hard work and perseverance while picking apples and cherries. Today she is dedicated to ensuring that students of color like her have the same three letters by their name: PhD. The McNair TRiO program seeks to help first generation, low-income undergraduate students who wish to ultimately pursue their doctorate degree. It is the mission of the program that McNair strives to center racial and ethnic identity in research and graduate school preparation.
Author Archives: Anasazi Ochoa
Anasazi Ochoa is a bilingual journalism student at California State University, Long Beach.
COMMENTARY: I Don’t Care That You’re Not Bilingual
Of U.S. Latinos, 36% are bilingual, 25% mainly use English and 38% mainly use Spanish. Among those who speak English, 59% are bilingual, according to PEW Research.