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Maria Magdalena McCrayMaria Magdalena McCray (Maggie)

Graduate Student, Spanish

I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Hispanic Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race with emphasis in Spanish. I graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a minor in Human Development. I was born in Mexico and raised mostly in the United States. I lived in California and in Washington State (Tri-Cities/Kennewick and Pullman).

As an undergraduate at Washington State University, I was able to be a part of a great community and had the pleasure to join one of the best research labs on campus (Affective and Cognitive Influences of Decisions Lab). With the help of my mentors (Amy Nusbaum, Paul Whitney, and John Hinson) in the ACID lab, I was able to present research for WSU at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) and at the 2018 Western Psychological Association Conference in Portland, OR.

I know that the experiences in research as an undergraduate will help me accomplish great things, from teaching classes to attending professional conferences and conducting research in my Hispanic Studies Master’s program. Being in this program will give me the chance to learn more about Hispanic cultures, little by little, since that is something I did not learn much about in my country of origin or here in the United States.



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