Georgeara Castañeda, one of three sophomores is selected for the prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship. She is a Religious Studies concentrator focusing on spiritual practices within Latin America and the Caribbean. More specifically, she hopes to examine narratives of religious, cultural, and ethnic mixture in Santeria, Cuba and Candomblé religious practices in Brazil. Her faculty mentor will be Professor Daniel Vaca. After her undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Latin America.