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ELSSECP Student Profiles

Spring 2016


Nathaniel Hunsu

Nathaniel Hunsu is a Ph.D. candidate of Educational Psychology, with emphasis in learning and instruction. He is interested in the conceptual change research in science learning. His doctoral dissertation focuses on how cognitive and metacognitve learner differences influence the way students process science texts when learning for conceptual change. Nathaniel also holds a Bachelors degree in Electronic and Computer engineering from the Lagos State University, Nigeria, and a Masters degree in Project Management from the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Evelyn Martinez

Evelyn Martinez

Evelyn Martinez is a Master’s student in the Educational Leadership program, originally from Warden, WA. After graduating from WSU with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology, Evelyn decided to continue her educational journey at WSU, Go Cougs! Her involvement in Student Government and Registered Student Organizations throughout her undergraduate and graduate career has led her to pursue a career in Higher Education. Evelyn is a Gates Millennium Scholar and is inspired by Bill and Melinda Gates’ commitment to education. Evelyn’s research interests include student engagement and effective educational practices. You can find Evelyn at a coffee shop downtown with her nose in a book or working on her thesis project.

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Andrea Wessell

Andrea Wessel is in her second year of the Educational Leadership master’s program, thesis track. She graduated WSU in 2014 with a B.A. in Social Sciences, but always knew she would be attending graduate school. Her passions lie within the study and education of historical genocides and the function of the scholar activist role that university faculty fulfill. She decided on a master’s in educational leadership to establish skills as an educator with the goal of pursuing a PhD so she can continue to research the history faculty role and teach. Andrea currently serves on the College of Education’s Diversity Committee and works at the Center for Civic Engagement as their Group Projects Graduate Assistant. She loves feminism, her family, and coffee!

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