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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

Elizabeth Aikman
Andover, KS, Chemical Engineering with a Biomedical Focus

Ask me about: undergraduate research, working on-campus, and on-campus housing.

Kiran Bisarya
Overland Park, KS, Computer Science, Minors in Business and Psychology, *Available for Zoom calls, Monday - Friday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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

Russell, KS, Global and International Studies, American Studies, 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, *Available for Zoom calls, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00AM to 5:00PM, Tuesday: Noon to 5:00PM

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

Grace Brunner
Overland Park, KS, English, Political Science (Pre-Law), *Available for Zoom calls, Tuesday: 10:00AM to 1:00PM, Thursday: 2:00PM to 5:00PM

 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, *Available for Zoom calls, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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, UKanTeach, 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

Hannah Duncan
Emporia, KS, Chemical Engineering, *Available for Zoom calls, Monday - Friday: 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Ask me about: SELF Program, research and internship opportunities, how to get involved on campus.

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

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.​

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.

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), *Available for Zoom calls, Monday, Tuesday: 9:00AM to 2:00PM, Friday: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

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

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), *Available for Zoom calls, Monday - Friday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Except Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3:00PM to 4:00PM)

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

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

Topeka, KS, Business Leadership and Management, Minor in Spanish, *Available for Zoom calls, Monday - Friday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Except Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00AM to Noon)

 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

Adrian Romero
Tegucigulpa, Honduras, Chemical Engineering with an Environmental Emphasis

Ask me about: Student Senate, engineering organizations, undergraduate research,  being an international student, leadership opportunities, Student Housing (residence halls), sport clubs and i

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.​

Karishma Shah
Overland Park, KS, Business Finance (Pre-Medicine), *Available for Zoom calls, Monday, Wednesday: 9:00AM to Noon, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00AM to 1:00PM and 3:00PM to 5:00PM, Friday: 9:00AM to 11:00AM and 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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), *Available for Zoom calls, Friday: 10:00AM to Noon

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.


KU Today
Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty