Congratulations to our 2021 Graduating McNair Scholars!

Commencement is more than a ceremony. It is a once-in-a-lifetime milestone that signifies years of hard work and commitment. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

UCF’s commencement ceremonies are available for replay on YouTube.

Our Graduates

2021 McNair Scholars pose in front of the Reflecting Pond in front of Millican Hall

Below is a list of some of our Ph.D. graduates and what they are doing:

Antonia Bass
Post-doctoral Researcher at Merck

Raven Cokley
Lecturer in Education at Johns Hopkins University

Rene Diaz
Reliability Engineer of Amazon’s Project: Kuiper satellite constellation fleet

Amber Dukes
Health Policy Analyst, New Mexico House of Representatives and Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico

Marie Gillespie
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine

Elise Hernandez
Data and Impact Manager, Education at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)

Jordan Lynton
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Mississippi State University

Lilian Milanes
Assistant Professor of Anthropology at William Paterson University

Marlaine Monroig
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance

Carlos Puentes
CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow at California Council on Science and Technology (CCST)

Laura Puentes
GOglobal Life Science, Actives and Formulations – MilliporeSigma

Christina Restrepo
Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Division of Curriculum & Instruction in the Charter College of Education at the California State University, Los Angeles.

John Vastola
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University

Ruben Villegas
Research Scientist, Adobe Research

Congratulations to Our Graduating McNair Scholars!