Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza is an inaugural member of the Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). She has many other qualifications and achievements, but this time, the work she has done to bring the “Count Us In: Ethnicity Data Disaggregation” to the fore is the focus. Below is an interview with Kristine about the initiative.
Tell us about yourself. Who are you and what do you do for the council?
I am a daughter, sister, partner, Ninang, Tita, and cousin.
Daniel Perez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. More specifically, Daniel is an archaeologist by training and specializes in the archaeology of the North American Southwest. Daniel has also been involved in archaeological research projects in the Near East for 10 years prior to arriving at UNLV. Daniel serves as a member of the Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). He helps promote individual projects as well as collective initiatives and events with other council members–both of which aim to further the mission and research of … Read More
Keishmer Cardoso, a doctoral student in Public Health, is a member of the UNLV Minority Serving Institution Council. He also serves as the lead coordinator for the program “Rise to the Challenge”, aprograms initiative designed to increaseminority representation in graduate education at UNLV.
Providing application and financial assistance
Successfully participating and completing graduate level entrance examination courses and entrance exams
Providing effective mentoring and support services
We hope to increase Minority student acceptance rates, increase graduate-level acceptance test scores, and provide meaningful mentoring services to bridge the gap between the student and the university.