Santino Camacho – McNair Program Scholar



Congratulations to Santino Camacho for being chosen as one of this year’s McNair Program Scholars. He is a 2013 graduate of St. John’s School and currently attending the University of Washington.

“It was a highly competitive application process but I was selected as one of next year’s scholars. This program will help me to achieve my overall goal of becoming a researcher in Psychology to advance Pacific Islander Mental Health and Wellness.”

The Ronald E. McNair Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The purpose of the McNair Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level. In order to help students achieve those goals, the program sponsors and supports undergraduate experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience.

Previously he ¬†worked as a Pacific Islander Student Ambassador for the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment, helping to recruit and admit Pacific Islander and other marginalized students from the state of Washington and inspire and encourage many others to pursue higher education.

He was recently selected to be the 2016-2017 ASUW’s Pacific Islander Student Commission Director.

“As the next director I hope to help advocate for Pacific Islander rights on the UW’s campus and help to empower and spread cultural awareness for the Pacific Islander Community here.¬†“

For more information about ASUW’s Pacific Islander Student Commission visit


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