I started off in Pre-McNair during my first year of college, not really knowing what I was getting myself into, but wanting to improve academically. Through McNair, I’ve realized there are opportunities and supports for students whose parents didn’t go to college or who were raised in low-income households. McNair staff has made it very clear that you are in control of your future and can achieve anything if YOU do the work. Overall, my McNair experience has been uplifting. I say this because the staff not only encourages you to be your best self and do what you love (research), but also makes sure that you are able to get the same opportunities as the richest men on earth.