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Dee Bailey
Dee Bailey has been the lead research assistant in CSUB’s Behavioral Neuroscience Lab since 2003 and he received his B.A. in psychology in 2004. Dee’s research interests involve behavioral analysis of biological manipulations in animal paradigms. Current research involves studying the interaction of high fat diets and SSRI antidepressants in animal models of depression and anxiety. Recent publications include abstracts published for the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meetings in 2005 and 2006. Dee’s goals are to become an academic researcher who teaches biological psychology, statistical analyses, and the scientific method.
Norazlina Z Hernandez Major: MA in Early Childhood Education.
Expected Graduation: March 2007.
Position: Full time mother/wife/student to baby Ismael and husband Gabriel Hernandez.
Research Interests: Child Prodigies, Impact of Computer in Young Children.
Hobbies: Traveling, spending quality time with my family, visiting friends, sports.
Skills: Web design, Information Technology, bilingual – English and Malay.

Accomplishments:
McNair Scholars Program, California State University, Bakersfield, CA (2006 - 2007).
Fred & Beverly Dukes Scholarship Fund, CSUB (2006).
Working as a faculty member at International Islamic University Malaysia in the Department of Information Systems, School of Information & Communication Technology (2002 – 2005).
Honors List (4 semesters), Malaysia (1997 - 1998).

Currently, I am in the preliminary stages of a McNair Research Project with my faculty mentor AlemSeghed Kebede, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department. The research involves the application of Bourdieu’s theory of symbolic power to the emergent vernacular of the Rastafari.

Journal Publications:
“E-Commerce from an Islamic Perspective” (2004).
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA) 3 Journal, Publisher: Elsevier Science, page 280-293, Presented at the “Knowledge into Practice” by British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2003 in association with Leeds Business School held in The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, UK, Sept 15-17, 2003 and published as the conference proceedings in CD-ROM.

Workshop:
“The Impact of Computer in Early Childhood” (2006). Presented at the “10th Kern County Child Development Conference” held in Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center, Bakersfield, CA, Nov 4, 2006.

Plan for graduate school: No preference (the same university or close to where my husband will be studying at University of California).
Gabriel Hernandez Major: BA in Liberal Studies
Expected Graduation: March 2007

Position: Full time student and part time Math tutor (America Counts).

Research Interests: Muslim Women and Education.

Hobbies: Traveling, spending quality time with my family, visiting friends, sports.

Skills: Web design, trilingual – English and Spanish and Arabic.

Accomplishments:
McNair Scholars Program, California State University, Bakersfield, CA (2006 - 2007).
Dean’s List (2 quarters), CSUB (Winter and Spring 2006). Dean’s List (2 semesters), CSUB (Fall and Spring 2002).

Plan for graduate schools: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz.
Ly Pham Hi! My name is Ly Ly Pham, I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Chemistry here at CSUB. I am a part of the Hawk Honors Program as well as the Student Research Scholars Program. I have had opportunity to do research for Dr. Andreas Gebauer in synthesizing molecules here at CSUB and also in a toxicology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the summer of 06. I have also gotten the opportunity to present my research as sever conferences: Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research in October of 2005, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Conference during March of 2006, and the Student Researchers Competition at CSUB and the Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Wisconsin-Madison. I hope to attend graduate school and get a Ph.D. in Molecular Toxicology.
Luis Rodriguez

I just graduated from CSUB with a B.A. in Political Science and History. I plan to continue my studies in Political Science at graduate school, at Chico State. I am applying to several universities that have international relations and comparative politics programs. My ultimate goal is to work for a government agency. I believe that there are many issues in our society that need to be better addressed.

I was a recipient of the Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Found in the 2002-2003, 2003-2004 academic years. I am also a Collage Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) alumni. I recently started an internship with Assemblywoman for the 30th district Nicole Parra. I also worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recruit students for internships in the Forest Service. Furthermore, I enjoy reading, especially because it gives me ideas to conduct research. I also enjoy plying soccer and listen to music during my free time.

I may be contacted at: lrodriguez15@runner.csub.edu