UMD senior Kendall Foster is a double major (Sociology and Public Policy), a McNair Scholar, a scholar at Young Invincibles, and the Vice President of the African American Studies Society at UMD. You can now add published author to his list of accomplishments. Foster's research interests in social and educational policies, and underrepresented minorities, led him to pursue a research project to examine the barriers that are affecting Blacks seeking post-secondary degrees and certifications from moving ahead in the job market. He addresses three barriers that affect the rates at which Black students complete post-secondary degrees: lack of counselors with an understanding of diversity challenges, the cost of higher education, and student loan debt. To read the complete article, which is featured in Empower Magazine, visit http://ter.ps/KFoster.
Additionally, Foster's research was highlighted in a recent Washington Post article titled, "Racial Disparities in College Major Selection Exacerbate Earnings Gap." To read the Washington Post feature, visit http://ter.ps/9w1