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Vancouver, British Columbia, Biochemistry and Global and International Studies, Minor in Somali (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: Living off campus freshman year, double majoring in two different disciplines, the FLAS fellowship, having a job off campus, school-to-work balance, the SHPEP program, getting involve

Ritu Agarwal
Overland Park, KS, Biochemistry and Sociology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: getting involved on campus, interdisciplinary studies, and being pre-med. 

Abraham Atte
Abuja, Nigeria, Aerospace Engineering

Ask me about: opportunities in the engineering school, the scholarship halls, being a student ambassador, adjusting to college, being an international student, and community service.

Amelia Beste
Overland Park, KS, Chemical Engineering with Biomed Emphasis, Biology

Ask me about: Living off campus, commuting from Kansas City, being a transfer, changing majors, working off and on campus, the School of Engineering, research, and preparing for graduate school.

Kiran Bisarya
Overland Park, KS, Computer Science, Minors in Business and Psychology

 Ask me about: SELF Program, getting involved in research, time management in college, and tutoring resources for students.

Russell, KS, Global International Studies, Political Science, Minor in Spanish

Ask me about: Getting involved on campus, leadership opportunities, volunteer opportunities, being a Global Scholar, and the Global Awareness Certificate. 

Moran, KS, Vocal Performance and Psychology

Ask me about: Music, opera, research, transitioning to college from a small town, maintaining a sufficient sleep schedule while still being involved, Italian, and the arts

Nolan Brey
Sabetha, KS, Journalism, French, and Political Science (Pre-Law)

Ask me about: student media, pre-law, triple majoring, and study abroad.

Overland Park, KS, English, Political Science (Pre-Law)

 Ask me about: service opportunities, internships, and involvement on campus.

Overland Park, KS, Architectural Engineering, Minors in Dance and Spanish

 Ask me about: exploring interest areas outside your major, balancing school with other activities, and getting involved on campus

Shawnee, KS, Petroleum Engineering

Ask me about: Greek Life, conducting research, studying abroad, and how to manage being active in multiple organizations in your time here at KU.

Uma Desai
Human Biology and Spanish

 Ask me about: studying abroad with an honors opportunity award, undergraduate research, AAAC Tutoring, volunteering, KU sports clubs, and the pre-med track.

Jackson Dinsmore
La Crosse, KS, Biology, Minor in Psychology

 Ask me about: volunteering & community service, adjusting to college from a small town, undergraduate research, on-campus jobs, and staying active while in college.

Parkville, MO, Political Science & Global and International Studies

Ask me about: Campus Activism, Student Senate, and the LEAD Program.

Leavenworth, KS, Mathematics and Computer Science

Ask me about: Research in EECS, double majoring, how to effectively manage time, clubs around campus pertaining to EECS or Mathematics, people in the Math/EECS department, the best Computer Science

Denver, CO, Finance and French

Ask me about: the Business Leadership Program, the Dole Institute of Politics, the Women in Finance Club, studying abroad, pre-law, internships, greek life, KU basketball

Emily Elder
Orange, CA, Human Biology

 Ask me about: being pre-health professional, Greek life, being out-of-state, intramural and club sports, and switching majors

Hutchinson, KS, Global/International Studies, Minors in Middle Eastern Studies, Communication Studies, French

 Ask me about: Pre-Law track, the Humanities, University Scholars Program, KU Athletics, and Study Abroad, general questions about KU.

Topeka, KS, Applied Behavioral Science & Public Administration, Minor in Anthropology

Ask me about: undergraduate research, community service organizations, and student leadership

Kaitlin Flannagan
Overland Park, KS, Chemical Engineering (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: Engineering, the Pre-Med track, Studying abroad, Research, Greek Life, and Volunteering.

Lansing, KS, Communication Studies and Political Science, Minor in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Ask me about: Debate, Undergraduate Research, Residence Life, and the LEAD Program.

Lawrence, KS, Computer Science

Ask me about: Programming, undergraduate research, table tennis, bridge, data science, founding clubs, tutoring, gaming, debate, forensics.

Arman Hadjian
Overland Park, KS, Biochemistry and Spanish

Ask me about financial aid and paying for college, research (and funding), studying abroad with financial aid, the University Scholars Program, volunteering, and KU sports clubs.

Jacob Hammil
Wichita, KS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Business

Ask me about: Student Senate and leadership positions on campus, volunteering in the community, and undergraduate research.​

Odalis Hernandez
Emporia, KS, Mathematics, Minor in Spanish (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about integrating interdisciplinary studies in your educational path, campus ministries, health & wellness, and minority presence.

Overland Park, KS, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Spanish

 Ask me about: living off campus freshmen year, making friends, undergraduate research, double-majoring, and getting involved on campus.

Andover, KS, Behavioral Neuroscience, Minors in Chemistry and Applied Behavioral Science (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: psychology research, volunteering (especially Special Olympics), and balancing involvement and classwork. 

Nila Khan
Dodge City, KS, Biology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: undergraduate research, pre-health clubs, volunteering, shadowing, and owning a pet hedgehog

Leawood, KS, Microbiology, Minor in Psychology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: being pre-med, undergraduate research, starting an organization, the Global Scholars program, and the Clinton Global Initiative! 

Simone Levy
Dallas, TX, Finance and Business Analytics, Minor in Mathematics

Ask me about: studying abroad, Jewish life on campus, how to get the most help from a TA, the Business Honors Program, greek life, marching band and basketball band, and being from out-of-state.

Lee's Summit, MO, Human Biology, Minor in Spanish (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: the pre-med track, Greek Life, the Multicultural Scholars Program.

Callista Martin
St. Louis, MO, Human Biology, Minor in Leadership Studies (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: undergraduate research as a freshman, Watkins Health Center, and becoming a Peer Health Educator or Health Navigator.

Gustavo Murillo-Espinoza
Emporia, KS, Biology (Pre-Medicine)

 Ask me about: Research opportunities, creating connections with your floor, and adjusting to college.

Colorado Springs, CO, Microbiology, Global and International Studies

Ask me about: opportunities in the community for pre-med students, the scholarship halls, getting involved with non-profit organizations on campus, and adjusting to college as a first-generation st

Barranquilla, Colombia, Economics and Political Science

Ask me about: Student Senate, undergraduate research, study abroad, being an international student, getting involved on campus, internships, leadership opportunities.

Overland Park, KS, Biochemistry, Minor in Business (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: getting involved in undergraduate research, leadership, volunteering, the Pre-Med track, and getting involved with student organizations

Achal Patel
Aerospace Engineering

 Ask me about: resources at KU and within the School of Engineering (specifically Aerospace), the Daisy Hill residence halls, adjusting to college, being an international student, community se

Ottawa, KS, Enviromental Studies, Minor in Economics

Ask me about: Undergraduate research, University Pep Bands, time management, and living off-campus. 

Topeka, KS, Business Leadership and Management, Minor in Spanish

 Ask me about: living in Templin and the Scholarship Halls, finding on-campus jobs, study abroad, scholarship opportunities, the Business School, having career goals that don’t align with a sp

Christie Ricaldi
Lima, Peru, Mechanical Engineering with a biomedical concentration

Ask me about: study abroad, undergraduate research, getting involved on campus, volunteering a

Tyler Ross
Salina, KS, Microbiology (B.S.), Minors in Psychology and Sociology (Pre-medicine)

 Ask me about: undergraduate research, being a pre-med student, adjusting to college, and community service.​

Emily Sattem
Castle Rock, CO, Marketing and Psychology

 Ask me about: double majoring across schools, internship opportunities, being out of state, Greek life, intramurals, and study abroad programs.

Karishma Shah
Overland Park, KS, Business Finance (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: research, on-campus involvement, and short-term study abroad.

Dania Shoaib
Elizabethtown, KY, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Minor in Public Policy (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: undergraduate research, being pre-med, being out-of-state, getting involved on campus, and the University Scholars Program. 

Denver, CO, Architecture

Ask me about: the School of Architecture, the Honors Program, and general life on campus and in Lawrence.

De Soto, KS, Social Work and Psychology

 Ask me about: double majoring, volunteering, social justice, leadership, Greek life, and research.

Sam Steuart
Topeka, KS, American Studies and Biochemistry, Minor in Spanish (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: premedical advising, research, studying abroad with a Gilman Scholarship, PLUS, the University Scholars Program, leadership, interdisciplinary study, and volunteering.

Eleanor Stewart-Jones
Mission, KS, Chemistry, Minor in French

Ask me about: studying abroad with science, balancing life with a B.S. degree, book recommendations, University Scholars, and how to not freak out with a large work load.

Cheyanne Teasley
Kansas City, MO, News and Information Journalism, Minors in Arabic Language and Peace and Conflict Studies

Ask me about: study abroad, living off-campus, scholarship halls, financial aid and balancing social life and school. 

Richard Totleben
Lansing, KS, Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Business

 Ask me about: performance ensembles and opportunities in the School of Music, opportunities in the School of Engineering, studying abroad, campus life, and entertainment opportunities in the

Sydney Weese
Roseburg, OR, Human Biology, Minors in Visual Art and Astrobiology (Pre-Medicine)

Ask me about: getting involved in research, volunteering in the Lawrence community, pre-med life, integrating your passions into your schoolwork, and how to stay active as a college student.

Fengxue Zhang
Hays, KS, Economics, Political Science, and Creative Writing

Ask me about: TedxKU, the Dole Institute, and getting involved in the KU community!


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40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
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60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
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