Five Cal State San Bernardino students were selected as the California State University’s Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars, which assists those interested in a doctoral program.
“We are very proud of the CSUSB 2022-23 winners of the Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholarships…” said Dorota Huizinga, associate provost for Academic Research and dean of Graduate Studies. “Their success is a great testimonial to our unwavering commitment to student academic excellence, the dedication of faculty mentors, and the leadership of Dr. Caroline Vickers, associate dean of Graduate Studies, who coordinates this program on our campus.”
The five Sally Casanova scholars were selected from a pool of 76 highly qualified CSU Pre-Doctoral Program applicants. The program, which is awarded to juniors, seniors, and graduate students, provides financial assistance for those interested in exploring and preparing for a doctoral program. Scholars receive one-on-one guidance provided by faculty members within the CSU and the opportunity to work with faculty from doctoral-granting institutions.
The 2022-23 CSUSB Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars and their faculty mentors include:
- Estevan Hernandez, psychology
Faculty mentor: Maria Santos
- Jennifer Perretti, criminal justice
Faculty mentor: Douglas Weiss
- Viviana Alvarez Rodriguez, history
Faculty mentor: Pedro Santoni
- Megan Haynes, English
Faculty mentor: Kate Simonian
- Jaime Castro Casas, history
Faculty mentor: Daisy Ocampo