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Past Participant Reflections

Participants, mentors, and graduate student mentors all offered positive, enthusiastic feedback about taking part in SPUR. The professional relationships, learning and collaboration opportunities, and advancement of research provided by the program make it a truly unique experience. Additional information is available for prospective participants and mentors

“An unforgettable learning experience”
“A summer of firsts”
“Full of growth and enrichment”

Read more about the experiences of our SPUR participants:

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Ahmed Alattas
University of Washington
Mentor: Dr. Larisa Heiphetz, Columbia University

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Alana Bertin
McGill University
Mentor: Dr. Ashley Votruba, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

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Daphne Castro Lingl
Indiana University Bloomington
Mentor: Dr. Jackie Chen, University of Utah

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Krystal Duarte
California State University, Fresno
Mentor: Dr. Shelly Gable and Dr. Dan Conroy-Beam, UC Santa Barbara



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Khanh-Linh Duong
Knox College
Mentor: Dr. Sarah Gaither, Duke University

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Ben Huynh
Wabash Collee
Mentor: Dr. Juliana Schroeder, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

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Jose Martinez
Florida State University
Mentor: Dr. Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Oakland University

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Yazmin Meza Lazaro
Pomona College
Mentor: Dr. Jessica Remedios, Tufts University



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Christina Tahtouh
The University of Texas at Austin 
Mentor: Dr. Jay Van Bavel, New York University

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Ana Vielma
St. Edward’s University
Mentor: Dr. Nicole Stephens, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


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Sonia Baron
Florida Atlantic University
Mentor: Dr. Greg Walton
Stanford University

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Ronnie Clements
Harding University (AR)
Mentor: Dr. Sapna Cheryan
University of Washington

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Ashlee Joseph
St. Thomas Aquinas
College (NY)

Mentor: Dr. Maureen Craig
New York University

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Yvette Lugo
California State University
– Northridge

Mentor: Dr. Jamil Zaki
Stanford University

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Vy Ngo
Lawrence University (WI)
Mentor: Dr. Hal Hershfield
UCLA Anderson

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Thao Pham
Augustana College (IL)
Mentor: Dr. Shelly Gable
UC Santa Barbara

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Jesus Saavedra
Weber State University (UT)
Mentor: Dr. Bettina Casad
University of Missouri – STL

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Crystal Solano
California State University
– San Bernardino

Mentor: Dr. Keith Maddox
Tufts University

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Felix Wu
Rice University
Mentor: Dr. Sarah Gaither
Duke University


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Ipeknaz Erel
Franklin & Marshall College
Mentor: Dr. Hal Hershfield

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Fasika Hailu
University of South Florida
Mentor: Dr. Sapna Cheryan
Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab at the University of Washington

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Ngan Hoang
Gustavus Adolphus College
Mentor: Dr. Jamil Zaki, Leor Hackel
Stanford University

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William Jettinghoff
Indiana University
Mentor: Dr. Jesse Graham

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Ecem Kunter
TOBB University
Mentor: Dr. Juliana Schroeder
UC, Berkeley

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Miriam Morales Suárez
University of Puerto Rico
Mentor: Dr. Sarah Gaither
Duke University

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Shayan Shokrgozar
College of Idaho
Mentor: Dr. Janina Steinmetz
Utrecht University

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Dhairyya Singh
Ashoka University
Mentor: Dr. Kristen Lindquist
UNC Chapel Hill

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Shantal Taveras
Haverford College
Mentor: Dr. Rachael Jack
University of Glasgow

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Jake Yang
Texas Christian University
Mentor: Dr. Wendi Gardner
Northwestern University

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Roxie Chuang
Wesleyan University
Mentor: Dr. Hal Hershfield
UC, Santa Barbara

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Deanna Ibrahim
Muhlenberg College
Mentor: Dr. Jay Van Bavel
New York University

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Maria Escobar
Saint Vincent College
Mentor: Dr. Cara MacInnis
University of Calgary

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Precious Hardy
Lincoln University – Missouri
Mentor: Dr. Wendi Gardner
Northwestern University