2020 Graduate Profiles

The Honors Program staff congratulates the seniors graduating this spring with Honors distinction. We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best in your next adventure.

 

Hear them in their own words. Watch the Spring 2020 Honors Senior Reflections video.

 

Learn about their research and creative work. View the Honors capstone projects presented at the Spring 2020 Virtual Poster Session.

View who's who by college:

Agriculture & Life Sciences | Business | DesignEngineering | Human Sciences | Liberal Arts & Sciences

 

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


Samantha Anderson

Samantha Anderson

Major(s): Biology

Minor(s): Genetics

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in genetic counseling

Memorable Honors experience: The FHP Retreat! Lots of bonding and smores.

Theresa Brehm

Theresa Brehm

Major(s): Global Resource Systems, Environmental Science

Minor(s): Agronomy

Post-graduate plans: MS in soil science at The Ohio State University

 

Megan Conry

Megan Conry

Major(s): Animal Science

Minor(s): Spanish, Biology

Post-graduate plans: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University

Memorable Honors experience: Bagels and brew the first Tuesday of each semester!

Kylie Crystal

Kylie Crystal

Major(s): Animal Ecology

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in veterinary medicine

 

Makenzie Dejno

Makenzie Dejno

Major(s): Biology

Minor(s): Pharmacology and Toxicology

Post-graduate plans: Master's in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Gabrielle DiRusso

Gabrielle DiRusso

Major(s): Animal Science

 

Alyssa Dougherty

Alyssa Dougherty

Major(s): Dietetics, Global Resource System

Post-graduate plans: Masters of Public Health at the University of Minnesota

Memorable Honors experience: By far, my favorite memory with the Honors Program was taking the Comedy College class! Learning how to make connections through laughter is a valuable skill both socially and professionally.p>

Jacqueline Ehrlich

Jacqueline Ehrlich

Major(s): Agricultural Biochemistry

Post-graduate plans: Next adventure tbd

 

Freya Eriksen

Freya Eriksen

Major(s): Animal Ecology

Tamara Ford

Tamara Ford

Major(s): Biology

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite Honors experience was the capstone project. I was able to combine the knowledge that I had accumulated throughout my ISU experience and work with some of my favorite professors to make strives towards improving the outlook for those with genetic diseases.

 

Hannah Garland

Hannah Garland

Major(s): Horticulture

Post-graduate plans: MS in Agricultural Education at Iowa State University

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite memory from my time with the Honors Program was being an FHP leader for section C2. I enjoyed getting to know my students and facilitating discussions in a classroom setting. I had a lot of fun going on tours and participating in the FHP retreat

Kaela Gollob

Kaela Gollob

Major(s): Environmental Science, Geology

Post-graduate plans: MS in Hydrogeology at University of Kansas

 

Caroline Gregg

Caroline Gregg

Major(s): Animal Science

Post-graduate plans: MS in Poultry Science at Auburn University

Shayla Holland

Shayla Holland

Major(s): Animal Science (Pre-Vet), International Agriculture

Post-graduate plans: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University

 

Avery Korns

Avery Korns

Major(s): Animal Science, Animal Ecology

Caleb Larison

Caleb Larison

Major(s): Agricultural Engineering, Global Resource Systems

 

Blake Lineweaver

Blake Lineweaver

Major(s): Agronomy, International Agriculture

Memorable Honors experience: It's not a specific one, but the many lunch chats I've had in the Jischke kitchenette over the years are precious memories for me. These small, seemingly insignificant passings in Jischke and around campus are what ultimately developed my sense of community in Honors. I will always be grateful for this sincere group of folks.

Rachel Millard

Rachel Millard

Major(s): Animal Science

Minor(s): Agronomy

 

Zhitao Ming

Zhitao Ming

Major(s): Biology

Emily O'Meara

Emily O'Meara

Major(s): Dairy Science

 

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker

Major(s): Agricultural Business

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite memory from Honors was the Honors Ball.

Wiriyanat Ployaram

Wiriyanat Ployaram

Major(s): Biology

 

Samantha Reicks

Samantha Reicks

Major(s): Agronomy

Minor(s): Horticulture

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Being a coleader for the FHP students prepared me for so much on my life. I had to manage my time, keep a room of people on task, and make sure everyone was having good time. I never would have gained these skills in other classroom. Thank you, ISU Honors!

Chloe Ryan

Chloe Ryan

Major(s): Animal Science

Post-graduate plans: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of Illinois

 

Caroline Sabotta

Caroline Sabotta

Major(s): Genetics

Minor(s): German LCP

Neel Solanki

Neel Solanki

Major(s): Horticulture, Biology

Post-graduate plans: PhD in Horticulture and Agronomy at University of California, Davis

 

Katie Stringer

Katie Stringer

Major(s): Global Resource Systems

Memorable Honors experience: I lived in an honors cluster of Friley hall for my freshman and sophomore years. Living with like-minded people as I learned to navigate the ins and outs of college was instrumental to my success. Our hall would attend honors events, eat meals together and have movie/game nights in the den. I made many relationships with people I still consider my closest friends and memories I will never forget.

Caroline Treadwell

Caroline Treadwell

Major(s): Animal Science, Biology

Post-graduate plans: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and MS in Public Health at University of Missouri

 

Emma Troyer

Emma Troyer

Major(s): Biology

Post-graduate plans: Doctor of Osteopathy at A.T. Still University

Allison Wallace

Allison Wallace

Major(s): Animal Science

Post-graduate plans: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of Illinois

Memorable Honors experience: I think my favorite experience was being an FHP leader. I love teaching so being an FHP leader gave me that opportunity very early on in my college career. I got to meet so many other honors students through FHP leader training as well, and then got to meet 12 incoming freshman and play a part in their first semester at Iowa State.

 

Natalie Wertish

Natalie Wertish

Major(s): Genetics

Minor(s): Psychology

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in genetic counseling

Justin Wigdahl

Justin Wigdahl

Major(s): Horticulture

Minor(s): Design Studies

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Honestly, all of FHP was incredible - as a freshman and as a co-leader! Especially space crunch at the retreat, the whole retreat was great at unifying our section but it was space crunch that really helped us become good friends that semester. Also, getting to meet the 2017 F2 freshman squad for the welcome picnic and then our first 121 class was great. I had waited most of the summer to finally meet them and those moments were the start of a semester full of learning, growth, and adventure!

 

Elke Windschitl

Elke Windschitl

Major(s): Biology

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite memory in the Honors Program is presenting my Honors project. Many of my friends came in support, and it was great to show them what I had been working so hard on.

 

Ivy College of Business


Julia Beswick

Julia Beswick

Major(s): Marketing and Public Relations

Grace Boeke

Grace Boeke

Major(s): Accounting

Minor(s): Agricultural Business

Memorable Honors experience: The Comedy College performances. It was such a fun two nights that it barely felt like a final project.

 

Emma Chizek

Emma Chizek

Major(s): Supply Chain Management, International Business

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience in the Honors Program was leading HON 121. It was amazing to have a break from normal coursework twice a week and just have fun teaching our first-year students. HON 121 is such a unique college experience, and it helped me meet so many incredible honors students.

Emily Hammer

Emily Hammer

Major(s): Marketing, Management

Minor(s): Leadership Studies, French, Psychology

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in industrial psychology

Memorable Honors experience: I loved my experience taking two honors seminars with Dr. Stoehr in the same semester back-to-back. They were about human trafficking and feminism in the media, so it was a great four hours every Wednesday. I learned a lot about the topics but also about myself and Dr. Stoehr became my project advisor and helped me find my passion for advocacy. I hope seminars can benefit other people they way they helped me.

 

Matthew Hodges

Matthew Hodges

Major(s): Supply Chain Management, Management

Ananya Kaushik

Ananya Kaushik

Major(s): Finance

Post-graduate plans: Masters of Science in Finance at Iowa State University

 

Cassie Kubiak

Cassie Kubiak

Major(s): Accounting

Hannah Sams

Hannah Sams

Major(s): Marketing, Management

Minor(s): Statistics

Post-graduate plans: Employed

 

Alexander Snyder

Alexander Snyder

Major(s): Finance

Minor(s): Financial Counseling and Planning

Post-graduate plans: Work as a registered investment advisor and earn Certified Financial Planner certification

Kristina Swenson

Kristina Swenson

Major(s): Marketing and Management

Minor(s): Health Promotion

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Living in the Martin Starbuck North house freshman year! I loved living in an honors house and the community it created

 

 A F M Tahsinuzzaman

A F M Tahsinuzzaman

Major(s): Accounting

Post-graduate plans: MS in Information Systems

Memorable Honors experience: I remember being very nervous during the Honors orientation as I kept doubting my potentials. But as soon as I saw the Honors medal in the lobby, my nervousness and doubts turned into determination and confidence as I stared at it and said, "You will be mine someday."

Brooklyn Treinen

Brooklyn Treinen

Major(s): Supply Chain Management, Marketing

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience throughout the Honors Program was the opportunity to take the Comedy College seminar where we learned inside techniques to becoming a stand up comedian. Giving a stand up routine was one of the most challenging experiences that built my public speaking confidence for my future career.

 

Vincent Valeriano

Vincent Valeriano

Major(s): Marketing

Tianchen Wang

Tianchen Wang

Major(s): Management Information Systems

 

College of Design


Mary Azelborn

Mary Azelborn

Major(s): Architecture Professional Degree, Art & Design

Memorable Honors experience: Living in Anders was always a blast! I have so many great memories from my time there, but I think my favorite is the story of the oven. Some of the other members of the house spent a full year and a half building an oven out of a cabinet they stole from the dumpsters behind Black, and by the end of it, we had cookies! This is despite the fact that Anders had a kitchen with a perfectly functional oven in it. It was hilarious watching the various attempts to make it work and laughing at the failures. I met most of my closest friends while living in Anders, and that community is one of the things I'm going to miss most once I'm gone.

Caroline Fiedler

Caroline Fiedler

Major(s): Graphic Design

Minor(s): Advertising

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: FHP and everything about it was my favorite memory from Honors. F1 was a super fun group, and I also met a guy... I am still dating that guy almost 4 years later. But the retreat was definitely the most fun part of that first year.

 

Claire Kilfoyl

Claire Kilfoyl

Major(s): Industrial Design

Post-graduate plans: Employed

Zoey Lazere

Zoey Lazere

Major(s): Art & Design

 

Brandon Maxey

Brandon Maxey

Major(s): Architecture

Minor(s): Sustainability

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Living in the honors learning community at Barton Anders (the best house!) was my favorite experience. It was great living with people I felt I could be myself around. My favorite memories with the house were all the shenanigans that would happen--smoothie drinking competitions, bread murals, and house olympics are just a few that come to mind. There was always something fun going on, and I made some great friends that year. Honorable mention: busting my face open during the FHP retreat and having to go to the ER to get some stitches. The scar I have will forever be a memory of a great five years with the Honors Program.

Alicia O'Neill

Alicia O'Neill

Major(s): Architecture

Minor(s): Sustainability

 

Emily Schuler

Emily Schuler

Major(s): Interior Design

Joanna Wachal

Joanna Wachal

Major(s): Interior Design

Minor(s): History

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience from my time in the Honors Program at Iowa State definitely has to be the one-on-one experience that I have gotten to experience during research with a faculty member. I have enjoyed getting the opportunity to work closely with someone who focuses on an area of expertise that I am looking in to as a profession, and the relationships that have formed through this experience will be very valuable in the future!

 

College of Engineering


Sparsh Agarwal

Sparsh Agarwal

Major(s): Chemical Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in chemical engineering

Memorable Honors experience: I really enjoyed the seminars that were organized by the Honors Program. My favorite seminar was with Dr. Alexander Stoychev on matrices. The way he taught the seminar was just amazing. Free food definitely helped me fuel up my engineering education, too.

Jessica Bader

Jessica Bader

Major(s): Computer Engineering, World Languages & Cultures

 

Emalee Benkufsky

Emalee Benkufsky

Major(s): Materials Engineering

Minor(s): Computer Science

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Looking back at my time in the Honors Program, one of my favorite memories was FHP kickoff. It was a lot of fun to meet the other honors students and enjoy a beautiful day before classes began.

Paige Boor

Paige Boor

Major(s): Mechanical Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

 

Brian Caskey

Brian Caskey

Major(s): Aerospace Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Joseph Crowley

Joseph Crowley

Major(s): Computer Engineering

Minor(s): Leadership Studies

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: I got the chance to be the CA of Iowa State's premier honors house, Harwood, and it was the best experience of my four years. Between countless house dinners, late night games of euchre, and a combined 90 hours of radio trivia, I had the chance to meet some of the best and brightest people I know. I'd like to give thanks to all the Harwoodians that made Lyon Hall the best place to live and learn on campus. It's all good in the wood!

 

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Major(s): Computer Engineering

Minor(s): Cybersecurity

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience from the Honors Program was being involved with the First-Year Mentor Program and undergraduate research.

John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Major(s): Software Engineering

 

Ryan Goluch

Ryan Goluch

Major(s): Software Engineering

Minor(s): Cybersecurity

Post-graduate plans: MS in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University

Memorable Honors experience: I think my favorite experience from my time with honors would have to be FHP and getting involved with Honors during my freshman year. FHP was a great way to find a community while first starting out at Iowa State and I loved going to the different events that HSB would put on throughout the year.

AJ Hanus

AJ Hanus

Major(s): Computer Engineering

Minor(s): Leadership Studies

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

 

Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris

Major(s): Chemical Engineer

Minor(s): Biomedical Engineering, Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Chris Holloway

Chris Holloway

Major(s): Mechanical Engineering

Minor(s): Sales Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

 

Atte Kadoma

Atte Kadoma

Major(s): Materials Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Ph.D. in Molecular Engineering or Materials Science; admitted at Harvard University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University

Nikita Kozak

Nikita Kozak

Major(s): Mechanical Engineering

Minor(s): Mathematics

Post-graduate plans: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

 

Sarah Leahy

Sarah Leahy

Major(s): Mechanical Engineering

Minor(s): Mathematics

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Breuklyn Opp

Breuklyn Opp

Major(s): Biological Systems Engineering

Minor(s): Design Studies

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

 

Dagney Paskach

Dagney Paskach

Major(s): Industrial Engineering

Minor(s): Learning Technologies

Post-graduate plans: MS in Educational Technology at Iowa State University

Memorable Honors experience: I loved working on my honors capstone project last semester. Being able to design an interactive exhibit that will be installed for permanent display at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) was such an awesome way to combine my interests for informal STEM education, industrial engineering, and robotics, while exploring the field of exhibit design. I remember beta testing early prototypes at SCI and getting to observe as kids would come up and learn how to program the rover purely by using the exhibit, and it was cool to see everything come together.

Tyler Pasut

Tyler Pasut

Major(s): Chemical & Biological Engineering

 

Peyton Russell

Peyton Russell

Major(s): Biological Systems Engineering, Business Administration

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Luke Schoeberle

Luke Schoeberle

Major(s): Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Spanish

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite Honors memory was the presentations based on random slides. My friends and I had a great time there since people would make up the most ridiculous stories to explain the slides.

 

Sam Schreck

Sam Schreck

Major(s): Civil Engineering

Memorable Honors experience: All the 9:00 AM visits as an honors ambassador with prospective honors students were a blast. Sharing my college and honors experiences with those just beginning their own was incredibly worthwhile. It gave myself a sense of fulfillment to reflect on my past successes and failures in order for others to learn from them. It was also nostalgic to think of all the amazing opportunities that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else.

Dustin Schultz

Dustin Schultz

Major(s): Software Engineering

Minor(s): General Business

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Honors seminar discussions with peers

 

Olivia Skwerski

Olivia Skwerski

Major(s): Civil Engineering

Memorable Honors experience: Study abroad trip to London and Liverpool for the Beatles retrospective seminar!

Laura Snyder

Laura Snyder

Major(s): Chemical Engineering

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Living in Barton Anders

 

Jaclyn Stiller

Jaclyn Stiller

Major(s): Industrial Engineering

Minor(s): Biomedical Engineering, Leadership Studies

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience in Honors was being an FHP leader. I met so many outgoing and friendly honors students who were my fellow FHP leaders, and we all became very close through the program. By the time I was a senior, I got to watch those honors students become the leaders on campus in music, athletics, student government, engineering, and more.

Trace Tuthill

Trace Tuthill

Major(s): Ag Engineering

Minor(s): Agronomy, Ag Business

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

 

Michael Volk

Michael Volk

Major(s): Civil Engineering

Jack Wannarka

Jack Wannarka

Major(s): Civil Engineering

 

Evan Wieczorek

Evan Wieczorek

Major(s): Aerospace Engineering

Memorable Honors experience: I absolutely loved assisting with campus visits when I was an Honors Ambassador. Being able to talk about my honors experience and share it with potential ISU students was always a blast!

 

College of Human Sciences


Holly Appleton

Holly Appleton

Major(s): Food Science & Technology

Post-graduate plans: MS in Biomanufacturing at North Carolina State University

Memorable Honors experience: Winning the Trick-or-Treat Food Drive at the very last minute with my FHP group sophomore year is one of my favorite memories of the Honors Program.

Stephanie Bias

Stephanie Bias

Major(s): Event Management

Memorable Honors experience: I absolutely loved my honors seminar on human trafficking with Dr. Alyssa Stoehr.

 

Claire Birchmier

Claire Birchmier

Major(s): Nutritional Science

Minor(s): Pharmacology and Toxicology

Post-graduate plans: MPH in Epidemiology at University of Iowa

Ashley Friedow

Ashley Friedow

Major(s): Apparel Merchandising and Design

Minor(s): General Business

 

Andi Luth

Andi Luth

Major(s): Kinesiology and Health

Minor(s): Psychology

Post-graduate plans: Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT, at Des Moines University

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite Honors experience was the First-Year Mentor Program. I was matched with Dr. Welk and continued working in the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab all four years at Iowa State. This opportunity allowed me to gain research experience and valuable connections.

Tammie Melton

Tammie Melton

Major(s): Apparel Merchandising and Design, Marketing

 

Macy Morrow

Macy Morrow

Major(s): Kinesiology & Health

Post-graduate plans: MS in Nursing at Univeristy of Minnesota

Memorable Honors experience: Participating in research and completing my Honors project.

Savannah Schultz

Savannah Schultz

Major(s): Food Science & Human Nutrition

 

Katherine Tupper

Katherine Tupper

Major(s): Kinesiology & Health

Post-graduate plans: MS in Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State

Hannah Van Roekel

Hannah Van Roekel

Major(s): Athletic Training

Post-graduate plans: Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of Iowa

Memorable Honors experience: Living in Harwood - the best honors house - for my first two years of college

 

Gwynne Wright

Gwynne Wright

Major(s): Kinesiology & Health

Post-graduate plans: Masters of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University

Wanfeng Xu

Wanfeng Xu

Major(s): Hospitality Management, Event Management

 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Catherine Bappe

Catherine Bappe

Major(s): Linguistics

Minor(s): Chinese Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Alex Beagle

Alex Beagle

Major(s): Economics

Minor(s): Data Science

Post-graduate plans: Employed

 

Mark Bertolami

Mark Bertolami

Major(s): Chemistry

Minor(s): Anthropology, Animal Ecology

Post-graduate plans: PhD in Chemistry at University of Washington

Jacqueline Blaum

Jacqueline Blaum

Major(s): Physics, Computer Science

Minor(s): Astronomy, Mathematics

Post-graduate plans: PhD in Astrophysics at University of California, Berkeley

 

Britt Bovbjerg

Britt Bovbjerg

Major(s): Political Science

Minor(s): Sociology

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in Public Health

Madison Davies

Madison Davies

Major(s): Technical Communication, International Studies

 

Lucy Dougherty

Lucy Dougherty

Major(s): Economics, Political Science

Post-graduate plans: Future plans to attend law school

Josephine Dubiel

Josephine Dubiel

Major(s): Mathematics, Spanish

 

Marie Hardt

Marie Hardt

Major(s): Mathematics, Statistics

Minor(s): Music

Post-graduate plans: PhD in Statistics at Iowa State University

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience from my time with the Honors Program was researching graph theory with Dr. Steve Butler during the Freshman Honors Mentor Program.

Sonya Harwood

Sonya Harwood

Major(s): Anthropology, Religious Studies

Minor(s): Environmental Studies

Post-graduate plans: Masters in Religious Studies at University of Alabama

 

Amanda Heiderscheit

Amanda Heiderscheit

Major(s): Genetics

Minor(s): Microbiology

Post-graduate plans: PhD in Immunology at University of Iowa

Ashley Hurd

Ashley Hurd

Major(s): Genetics

Minor(s): Psychology

Post-graduate plans: Research Intern in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and future plans to attend medical school

 

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Major(s): Psychology

Minor(s): Statistics, Spanish

Post-graduate plans: Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) at University of Kansas Medical Center

Memorable Honors experience: Taking Laurie's Jack the Ripper seminar last semester. It was so interesting and I learned so much! It was fascinating to see that you can be an expert on something like serial killers.

Erin Kamm

Erin Kamm

Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics

Minor(s): Communication Studies

 

Elea Kaptain

Elea Kaptain

Major(s): English, World Languages & Cultures

Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly

Major(s): Advertising, Psychology

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: Winning the FHP contest my Freshmen year and getting free pizza with my group. Also, seeing now that my FHP leaders are engaged!

 

Laura Kurr

Laura Kurr

Major(s): Biochemistry

Minor(s): Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Araceli Lopez Valdivia

Araceli Lopez Valdivia

Major(s): Political Science, Communication Studies, International Studies

 

Megan Lutz

Megan Lutz

Major(s): English, Public Relations

Minor(s): Women's and Gender Studies, Technical Communication

Post-graduate plans: Employed

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite memory from my time with Honors was two of the Honors Seminars that I took (Spoken Word Poetry and Buttdials and Bootycalls). Here, I not only got the chance to learn about material not directly tied to my area of study and have such interesting conversations with my peers, but I met my friendship soulmate, Caitlin. And the shenanigans that ensued from then on? Priceless.

Abigail Mankins

Abigail Mankins

Major(s): Political Science, Environmental Studies

Minor(s): Statistics, Women's and Gender Studies

Post-graduate plans: M.Ed. at Iowa State University

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite memory from Honors is co-leading Honors 121 with my best friend! We had such a good time getting to know all of our students, getting to lead a class together, and seeing our section become friends and get connected to Honors.

 

Natalie McClure

Natalie McClure

Major(s): Biochemistry

Margaret McGary

Margaret McGary

Major(s): History

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in Middle Eastern Studies

 

David McHugh

David McHugh

Major(s): Biology

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

MacKenzie Novotny

MacKenzie Novotny

Major(s): French, Linguistics

Minor(s): History

Post-graduate plans: MA in Applied Linguistics/TESL at Iowa State University

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite Honors memory is living in Honors housing, which brought me my closest friends and my fiance.

 

Sarah Potter

Sarah Potter

Major(s): Psychology, Crimial Justice

Minor(s): Anthropology

Post-graduate plans: MS in Applied Behavior Analysis at Drake University

Memorable Honors experience: I absolutely loved taking Laurie's Jack the Ripper seminar. It was nice to have a time during the week to relax, indulge the true crime obsession, and discuss various conspiracy theories about the true culprit.

Sara Ronnkvist

Sara Ronnkvist

Major(s): Statistics

Minor(s): Sociology

Post-graduate plans: Ph.D. in Sociology at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite experience was being an FHP Leader. I learned a lot from the experience and had a great time!

 

Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan

Major(s): Chemistry

Minor(s): Mathematics

Post-graduate plans: Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Memorable Honors experience: My favorite Honors Program experience was living in Harwood. I made all my best friends there, and we had tons of fun.

Ridley Schwartz

Ridley Schwartz

Major(s): Biology

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies in medical field

 

Yash Solanki

Yash Solanki

Major(s): Biology

Minor(s): Genetics

Post-graduate plans: Future graduate studies

Cameron Stocker

Cameron Stocker

Major(s): Statistics

Minor(s): Data Science, Business

Post-graduate plans: Employed in field of study

Memorable Honors experience: The honors retreat freshman year

 

Courtney Tompkins

Courtney Tompkins

Major(s): Mathematics

Minor(s): Learning Technology

Post-graduate plans: M.Ed of Education with an emphasis in Math Education and Teacher Licensure at Iowa State University

Cassidy Wagner

Cassidy Wagner

Major(s): Psychology

Minor(s): Child, Adult, and Family Services

Post-graduate plans: MS in Mental Health Counseling at Drake University

 

John Wahlig

John Wahlig

Major(s): Computer Science, Mathematics

Sarah Zelle

Sarah Zelle

Major(s): Biochemistry, Genetics

Minor(s): Anthropology

Post-graduate plans: Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University

Memorable Honors experience: Attending the First-Year Honors retreat freshman year