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Pacheco Santiago

Santiago Pacheco

Graduate Student
Faculty Mentor(s): Karl Rosengren

454A Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100
spachec4@UR.Rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research interests mainly focus on the effects of culture and language effects learning and the way in which children think/interact with our surroundings. As well as the effects of culture and language on learning and parent/child conversations. More specifically, I would like to examine the differences in categorization thinking styles (thematic verses taxonomic) between Non-Hispanic Caucasians and Hispanics as well as look at the effects of acculturation on those thinking styles.

Selected Publications

  • Pacheco, S. R. (2019, October). Language and Categorization Effects on Cognitive Processing in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White College Students. Presented at the 6th Annual Florida International University McNair Scholars Research Conference, Miami, Florida.
  • Pacheco, S. R. (2019, October). Language and Categorization Effects on Cognitive Processing in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White College Students. Presented at the University of New Mexico McNair Scholars Research Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Pacheco, S. R. (2019, July). Language and Categorization Effects on Cognitive Processing in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White College Students. Presented at the McNair & Research Opportunity Program Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Burks, A., Avila, J., Katz, J., Pacheco, S. R., Verney, S. P. (2019, February). Health Literacy is linked to Executive functioning in older American Indians. Presented at Hispanic Neuropsychological Society Conference, New York City, New York.

Honors

  • 2021 Provost & Promise Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • 2018 – 2020 McNair/ROP Scholars Program
  • 2016 – 2019 Honors Student, UNM Deans List Recipient, University of New Mexico
  • 2019 UNM Leadership and Involvement Award

Additional Information

2016 - 2019: University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology with a Minor in Communication, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2018 - 2020: Undergraduare Research Assistant, Culture & Cognition Lab, University of New Mexico (Lab PI: Steven P. Verney, Ph. D.)