For Amanda Gochanour, Mississippi is a wealth of opportunities to make a positive impact on the state, nation and world. A native from Edwardsville, Illinois, Amanda has always viewed sociology as a tool to address the world’s problems.
Audrey Reid, a graduate research assistant at the SSRC, said the experience of visiting Ghana changed her outlook on life forever.
Whether it is in the classroom, a cubicle at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC), or at conferences around the nation, Sierra Nelson is making an impact in the world of sociology and criminology with no plans to slow down.
Melanie Walsh sees her time at the SSRC as a chance to experience interdisciplinary work and assert herself in the academic world. A Jackson native, Walsh is pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education at Mississippi State. Before coming back to
Dr. Sandra Guzmán, a native of Bogotá, Colombia, is working on the Social Indicators for Environmental Scientists project at the SSRC.