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Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Welcome to the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Christopher G. Durall is a continuing senior and a psychology major at Eastern Washington University. He is passionate about his education in psychology and humanities, and is enthusiastic to study personality, mood, and anxiety disorders. His McNair research internship will concentrate on the study of shifting identity self-concepts in persons who have recovered from substance abuse.
Christopher was born and raised in Yakima, Washington and is a first generation college student that has overcome numerous obstacles to accomplish what he has today. With the support of his family, he was encouraged to return to school where he discovered a strong interest and desire to pursue the field of psychology. He has consistently made the Dean's List and is a member of honor societies including Psi Chi and Phi Kappa Phi. Christopher has worked his way through school at Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest as a truck driver for the last four years. In addition, he has completed an internship for the Homeless and Incarcerated Veterans Program, a federally funded program supported by Goodwill. After graduation, Christopher will continue his education in pursuit of a doctorate in applied psychology to become a mental health counselor, thereby being able to treat individuals that suffer from mental illness and impart to them that they are not alone and there is empathetic support out there.
Dr. Theresa Martin, Professor, EWU Psychology
Socializing and the Self, Presented at the Eastern Washington University Student Research and Creative Works Symposium XVI, Cheney, Washington. (2013)