A Federal TRIO Program

Yliana Ruiz

Women, Gender & Sexuality Students
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Research Interests: Everything under the sun! Policy, education, law, communication.

Faculty Mentor: Milton Wedland

Anticipated Graduation: December 2013

About Me: Transferred from Pasadena City College in August 2010.  In addition to being a McNair Scholar I am also a Multicultural Scholar.  My areas of interest are in public policy and finding a path for every student to continue their education.  As a McNair Scholar, I have done research on the obstacles encountered in pursuit of higher education as well as an analysis on current federal laws vs. state laws.  I really enjoy motivating others because there isn’t any reason that keeps you from your goals.