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Jose Mendez

Jose Mendez, Bio, Research MentorJose Mendez, Bio, Research Mentor, TRiO McNair Scholar, Internship, Research

Acknowledgement to Mentor:


"It is with great admiration that I recognize Dr. Kerryn Bell, my mentor, for her outstanding effort, dedication and knowledge that has allowed me to develop further as a student and researcher. I sincerely appreciate the amount of empathy my mentor has had during the course of the year, and I am extremely indebted to Dr. Bell as she has helped me prepare for graduate school, as well as helping me develop a professional relationship for when I am in need of help or guidance in the future. Simply put, THANK YOU."

 

 

 

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José Méndez is currently a junior at EWU and is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Mr. Méndez is a first generation college student who recently graduated from Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) with an Associate's of Arts Degree, in March of 2011 (with Honors) respectively. Since coming to EWU he has held a cumulative GPA of 3.80 in his field of study.  He was also accepted to the prestigious TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program during winter quarter of 2012 and has conducted research during the summer of 2012 and through the 2012-2013 academic school year.

Mr. Méndez is 28 years old, and is from Sunnyside, WA, which is located in the Lower Valley of Yakima. He is the father of two children, Destiny Emily Méndez (6), and Jordan David Méndez (3). He was born in August of 1984 and graduated from Sunnyside High School (SHS) in June of 2002. Upon graduating from SHS, Mr. Méndez was awarded two scholarships for academic achievements and attended YVCC for the 2002-2003 academic years. After successfully finishing his first year at YVCC Mr. Méndez entered the workforce for several years, working in a variety of fields and short thereafter was hired by Grandview School District in Grandview, WA. Realizing what he wanted to do to help those in his community, Méndez returned to college to make that dream a reality. Upon returning to YVCC to finish his Associates Degree, he was awarded two additional scholarships for academic achievement.

Mr. Méndez plans on moving forward in his academic career using the knowledge and tools obtained through the McNair program to ensure his goal of obtaining a doctoral degree in the field of Sociology. Mr. Méndez hopes to one day work as a Juvenile Justice Administrator while teaching at the university level. As a starting point to his career choice, Mr. Méndez was hired as the universities Associate Justice for the ASEWU Legislative Branch in May of 2012.

Mr. Méndez was has been awarded numerous scholarships for academic excellence throughout his academic career here at EWU totaling $23,250 not including conference travel awards and outside scholarships.
 

Mentor:_________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Kerryn Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, EWU

2012 TRiO McNair Research Internship- Juvenile Delinquency: A Macro Perspective

This research identifies macro-level correlations between violence and delinquency among juveniles utilizing qualitative in-depth interviews. Studies show a correlation between economic inequalities, mis-labeling by law enforcement, and social exclusions of communities that cause adolescences to become juvenile delinquents. Yet, there is a gap in the literature that does not determine the outcomes of adolescents regarding gang/peer pressure, school administration, the community, and injustices of the criminal justice system. This research attempts to answer the questions within the gaps of sociological literature and develop new perspectives of juvenile delinquency. Further, this study will research the connection between conflict, learning, and labeling theories thus establishing theory integration focused on explaining macro-level factors of juvenile delinquency and how adolescent behavior pertains to each theory.

Conference Presentations:_________________________________________________________________

Presenter at Foundation Board Meeting, Eastern Washington University

The 16th  Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Juvenile Delinquency: A Macro Perspective, Cheney, Washington (2013)

The Pacific Sociological Association, Juvenile Delinquency: A Macro Perspective, Reno, Nevada (2013)

Juvenile Delinquency: A Macro Perspective, Presenting at the Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference Honolulu, HA (2013)

Honors and Awards:______________________________________________________________________

Summer Research Internship, Ohio State University $3,500

Summer Research Internship, Michigan State University, $3,000

Pacific Sociological Association Cash Travel Grant

Student Faculty Travel Conference Award Ravel Grant, Eastern Washington University

TRiO McNair Research Internship, Eastern Washington University, $2,800

Dean's List, All quarters during academic year ( 2011, 2012, 2013)

Carper's Foundation Scholarship, $8,000 (2013)

Trustees' Scholarship, (2013)

General University: EWUF Campaign Scholarship, (2012)

Carper's Foundation Scholarship, (2012)

 

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