Giselle Ballew joins California Alliance for Minority Participation summer research program
Giselle participated in UC Santa Barbara's California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Program. The CAMP Program is funded by the National Science Foundation, and provides students under-represented in STEM with intensive research training during the summer term.
"As an intern in the CAMP program, I worked with my mentor Bailey Immel on a study addressing whether children hold specific biases regarding nationality and type of food eaten. We were also interested if food choice is a stronger factor than other cultural or familiar actions in determining social preference. I was responsible for stimuli development, data collection, data analysis, and the interpretation of results. During my time with CAMP, I also attended workshops, gave presentations, and learned about how I can continue research after undergraduate studies."