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Anita's Choice 2015Anita Cortez

Director 
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry
Developing Scholars Program
Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Program
Phone: 785-532-5864
Email: cortez@k-state.edu

Anita Cortez is the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry at Kansas State University. She began the Developing Scholars Program at K-State eighteen years ago to foster the participation of students of color and first-generation college students in undergraduate research. She also oversees the Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship Program and oversees Bridges to the Future students at K-State who participate in the Developing Scholars Program. She is a recipient of the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Students.

Tess Hobson, Graduate AssistantTess Hobson

Advisor
Phone: 785-532-5381
Email: tess3@k-state.edu

Tess is the advisor for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OURCI). She is from Emporia, Kansas where she received her undergraduate degree in Communication from Emporia State University. She graduated with an M.S. in Counseling and Student Development from K-State. Tess works with students in the Developing Scholars Program and Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Program as well as with event planning and other activities through the OURCI. She is a recipient of the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Students. Tess is also an accomplished photographer.

Alyssa Lombardi

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 785-532-3662
Email: alombardi1331@ksu.edu

Hailey Moore

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 785-532-3662
Email: haileymoore@ksu.edu

Emma Allegri

Undergraduate Student Assistant
Email: emmaallegri@ksu.edu

Anthony Ho

Graduate Practicum Student
Email: anthon47@ksu.edu

MaryLyn Silverstein

Graduate Practicum Student
Email: msilverstein@ksu.edu