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Sasha McKay — the URECA researcher of the month for February 2022 — graduated summa cum laude in December 2021 with a double major in biochemistry and sociology.
First-generation student Lysandra Perez is pursuing research to identify cultural elements that affect how first-generation Latinx students adjust to living and learning in the U.S. college system.

Margarita Lopez is in her son Emilio’s room, getting him ready for the day. Emilio, 22, has cerebral palsy.

Senior Maya Weinberg is double-majoring in political science and Latin American studies within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences.
Students in the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab project at USC tackle social issues and global problems with for-profit endeavors. This year’s focus is seniors’ unique needs.
A student-led initiative at USC called Art Rx seeks to bridge physical and emotional pain with art.
Emory College senior Emma Reidy has discovered that college students don’t really agree on what emojis mean, either.
Using location-based data, researchers show where violent crimes are concentrated and how that information can lead to positive results
But Glicker was curious what data existed on Rose City’s burgeoning street-corner meal makers, so he made a call to the Multnomah County Health Department. Jackpot: the department licenses food-cart vendors and tracks them from entry into the market to exit, which meant Glicker had stumbled upon access to tidy information capturing the lifespan of more than 700 food carts.
An anthropology major in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in global health, Zero saw an opportunity to help the people of San Miguel Dueñas separate fact from fiction on the causes, prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.