Denise Chavez Reyes was working on her master’s degree in technology when she got the idea of a thesis about enrollment of Hispanic students at East Tennessee State University. She began to research, focusing on what helped Hispanic students who were graduating from college.

“I feel like the research that I found looks at the barriers, but I wanted to see what the other part was,” she said. “What [were] the factors that motivated the individuals to change their behavior?”

Published in 2018