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Why Give? Black Programs Scholarship and Endowment Recipients


Bianca Wright
2019-20
Black Programs Endowment Recipient
My name is Bianca Wright currently a Senior at New Mexico State University. My mission is to complete my Bachelors in Environmental Science. I aspire to one day receive my Masters in Environmental Engineering. My ultimate dream is to make a difference in my community with hopes to start a Nonprofit Organization called Harvesting Help for Humanity.

Some of the Activities I am involved in are as follows:
• Miss New Mexico Earth 2020 (Competing for Miss Earth USA 2020)
• Vice President of the Black Student Association
• Member of the Compost Club with the ACE Department
• Dedicated International Environmental Volunteer with Keep Nature Wild

Ahmed "TJ" Dadzie
2020-21
Black Programs Scholarship Recipient
TJ is a PhD candidate and a graduate teaching assistant in the English Department, at New Mexico State University. TJ explores how social media complicates the technical writer/audience relationship and how this relationship shapes new technical writing competencies deemed valuable in the technical writing profession.

TJ is currently working/interested in the following research areas:

• Exploring how inbuilt features of social media can be utilized to facilitate learning in the writing classroom.
• How technical communication practices might reinforce subjugating ideologies about people with disabilities.
• The role of algorithms in reinforcing stereotypes about certain bodies.

"After I graduate, I plan to get into full-time academic/industrial research and also work as a technical writer for an ICT/technology firm."

Rain Gass
2020-21
Black Programs Scholarship Recipient

Photo by: Don Gass (www.flickr.com/photos/dgass99)
Hello! My name is Rain Gass. I am a second-year master’s student in the Anthropology program and the Museum Studies graduate certificate program at NMSU. I started my undergraduate path at New Mexico Tech as a geology major. After two years, I felt that my skills would be better suited to a different field. I took an anthropology class at NMSU-Alamogordo for my Associate’s degree and decided to continue with anthropology for my Bachelor’s.

My Master’s thesis is on the visual expression of gender identity and its correlation to the sociocultural negotiation of power. I plan on doing this project in the form of a museum exhibition that explores non-traditional expressions of gender identity and participating individuals’ testimonies regarding their experiences. I hope one day to be able to work with collections at the Smithsonian Institute. I also hope to continue research and writing about power and identity in society and in media.

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