A Federal TRIO Program

Ashley Cotton

Latin American Studies
Primary office:


Research: Immigration from Mexico

Faculty Mentor: Sandra Albrecht, Mark Joslyn

Graduated: May 2013

About Me: This summer I will be moving to Commerce, Texas to obtain a Master's degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University. My overall research interests include everyday life and state formation of Mexico with an emphasis on the drug war. Through McNair, I have been able to raise my GPA, gain research experience, and be accepted into graduate school. I am more confident in my academic future after completing two McNair summer research internships and now have a passion for what I will be researching for my future thesis.