131: Applying to Summer Research Programs with Hazel Carías-Urbina
This week our special guest is Hazel Carías-Urbina (she/her) who discusses the topic of applying to summer research programs.
Hazel is a History student with a minor in Latin American Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She is also Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and daughter of Guatemalan and Honduran immigrants.
In this episode we discuss:
-How her Central American identity and growing up in LA has shaped her interest in studying history
-What Hazel has learned about applying to summer research programs for undergraduates
-Why summer research programs are so competitive and what you can gain from participating in them
-The benefits of being involved in cohort-based research programs, like the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
-And how Hazel has navigated the challenges and struggles of building community as a Central American student in Cal State LA
You can connect with Hazel by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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