Maria Isabel Peña is currently a Senior Political Science Major and History Minor at Midwestern State University, where she currently serves as the 2017 – 2018 Student Body President. During her time at Midwestern, Maria has implemented her focus in American Politics through Student Government and International Relations through the Model United Nations, as well as establishing several associations on campus for future generations of Mustangs as their Founding President or as a member. This is the first research project Maria participates in with COPLAC, and has utilized this outlet to share her love for the intricacies found in American History with this project. Maria will continue down the path of higher education, and pursue her Master’s Degree in Student Development and Orientation as well as Political Science in order to continue providing adequate representation for every college student she interacts with in the years to come.
“The Wichita Indians: Tracking Migration Over Time”, site is a COPLAC Digital History website that explores cultural crossroads on the topic of forced migration in regards to a specific population or groups of people; in this case, the Wichita Indians. Under the Leadership of Dr. Alvis Dunn from the University of North Carolina – Asheville and Dr. Leland Turner from Midwestern State University, Maria has put forth month’s worth of work into this project to share with the rest of the world. This website is the result of a semester’s worth of research compiled into this site. Progress of this site and the work that has been put into creating this final product can be viewed on the author’s personal site for the course by clicking here. Maria is a student at Midwestern State University, located in Wichita Falls, Texas.