Ask an Honors Student
Some of our current and former students explain what they value about USU Honors:
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Sarah is a junior double majoring in theatre and creative writing. She is also a Writing Fellow and Caine Scholar. Although Sarah is still deciding what career path to pursue, one of her goals is to get a dog (preferably a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) after graduating. In her free time, Sarah likes to read, play games with friends, travel, and watch YouTube videos about the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Harry Potter universes.
Sarah is a senior majoring in animal, dairy, and veterinary sciences and minoring in disability studies. She has worked as a teaching assistant, Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, and ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Sarah plans to attend graduate school to study animal behavior and pursue a career where she can work with both animals and people. In her free time, Sarah enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing, working with animals, and volunteering to raise service dogs.
College of Engineering
Alyssa is a junior majoring in civil engineering with a structural emphasis. She has been involved in research as an Undergraduate Research Fellow, worked as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, and completed the Honors Leadership Academy. Alyssa is part of the LGBTQIA+ community, identifying as demisexual and using she/her/hers pronouns. In her time off, Alyssa enjoys bingeing TV shows, drawing comics, and role-playing.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Clara is a senior majoring in sociology, with minors in Arabic studies and statistics. She is also an Undergraduate Research Fellow and is currently studying the social and academic impacts of online university courses. Clara believes that the best part of life is the people you share it with. She has enjoyed meeting new people through her experiences as a Resident Assistant, club leader, and time living in Dubai. When she is not working on school or research, you’ll find Clara nurturing her cactus collection or getting lost in heaps of piano music.
College of Science
Lily is a junior studying mathematics and statistics education with a minor in art. As an aspiring secondary math teacher, Lily is involved in statistics education research and is gaining teaching experience as a math/stats recitation leader. She is also involved in various clubs and organizations across campus. Outside of work and academics, Lily enjoys reading, drawing, and playing the piano.
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Briggs is a senior majoring in communication disorders and minoring in religious studies. They have worked as an office assistant for the Honors Program, Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for an Honors Think Tank course, and a research assistant in the Motor Speech Disorders Lab. After graduating, Briggs hopes to complete a graduate degree in speech pathology or audiology. In their free time, Briggs enjoys playing tennis, going on walks, and writing and performing music.
Jenna is a senior studying international business and management information systems. She is involved in the Huntsman Scholar Program, Entrepreneurship Club, Women in Business Club, and Roller-Skating Club. She is also the social media manager at the Institute for Disability and a teaching assistant for finance courses. Jenna finds joy in ballet, photography, the ocean, nature, yoga, traveling, and reading.
Sophia is a junior majoring in wildlife ecology and management. She is also an Honors Ambassador, works in the USU Science Garden, and loves hands-on research. Sophia is a first-generation college student and enjoys helping other first-generation students as an Aggie First Scholars Team Lead. Outside of school and work, Sophia likes to read, travel, and spend time outdoors. She spent this past summer working as a zipline guide in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Mary is a sophomore at USU's Price Eastern campus pursuing a general studies degree and certificate in unmanned aerial systems. She is heavily involved in theatre, participating in every production offered thus far at USU Eastern. Mary has also served as the Publicity Representative and currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the USU Eastern Student Association. Mary plans to complete PhD in Geography and work as a geography professor. In her free time, she loves reading, thrifting, water coloring, and boxing.