Trenita Childers was selected for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her dissertation research titled: "We Are Not Foreigners: Immigrant Status and Mental Health Among Haitian Descendants in the Dominican Republic". Trenita's project is an ethnographic examination of how perceived discrimination, ethnic identity, and documentation status impact the lives of people of Haitian descent in the D.R. The NSF grant is a highly competitive, nationally recognized prestigious grant awarded for projects deemed both theoretically and socially significant by a panel of reviewers. This grant will contribute to transcription and translation of interviews as well as transportation to her field site and incentives for recruiting participants. The amount of the award is $11,970.