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Brenee KingDr. Brenee King

Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry
Developing Scholars Program
Phone: 785-532-5864
Email: breneek@k-state.edu

Dr. King serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry and Program Administrator for the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP). In her role with KS-LSAMP she has had the pleasure of helping students through their educational journeys. As Assistant Director she will continue interfacing with students through the various programs now housed under OURCI. Dr. King will serve as the first-year research seminar for the students in the Developing Scholars Program. 

carlyCarly Davis

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 785-532-5381
Email: carlydavis@ksu.edu

Carly is a graduate assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Developing Scholars Program. She is originally from Minneapolis, MN. She completed her bachelors degree ar U of Minneapolis and is pursuing her masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy.

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Megan Clark

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 785-532-1097
Email: clarkm@ksu.edu

Megan is a graduate research assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Developing Scholars Program. She grew up in Manhattan, KS and studied Creative Writing at Chapman University and worked in Minneapolis, MN before returning home. She is pursuing a degree in Drama Therapy.

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Saya Kakim

Graduate Assistant
Email: saya@ksu.edu

Saya is a graduate research assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP) program. Saya is originally from Kazakhstan. She is a doctoral student in Leadership Communication interdisciplinary program at Kansas State University. Her research interests focus on inclusive engagement practices and evaluation of participatory budgeting processes. Saya holds a master’s degree in economics from National Research University Higher School of Economics where she was a recipient of International Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Saya does a variety of work in the OURCI including assisting with planning and management of the KS-LSAMP programs, including the T.E.A.M. mentoring program, summer research program, transfer student visit days, and advising Developing Scholars. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography.

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Anita Cortez

Director Emerita
Email: cortez@ksu.edu

Anita is director emerita and the founder of the Developing Scholars Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry at Kansas State University. She initiated Students Promoting the Advancement of Research at K-State (SPARK) Week and the OURCI Research and Travel Awards for undergraduates as well as the University Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduates in Research and the University Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research Award.

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