Honors Peer Advisor
Jessica is a senior in the department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, majoring in Animal and Dairy Science and minoring in Asian Studies. Shortly after graduating from Logan High School, Jessica served a religious mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Spending time in the rural rice paddies rekindled her love for agriculture and rural lifestyles. She is currently conducting undergraduate research and writing her honors capstone project on dairy automatic milking systems.
She will graduate with honors from USU in Fall 2018, and after graduation, she intends to pursue a Ph.D. at USU in ruminant nutrition. When she’s not doing schoolwork or research, she enjoys reading a good book, going on adventures with her family, riding horses, and playing with her dog, Tiberius.
Honors Peer Advisor
Holly is a Junior in the College of Science majoring in composite mathematics and statistics with a minor in management information systems. She plans to graduate from USU with honors in Spring of 2020, then pursue a masters degree in data analytics. With her future career, Holly hopes to help businesses and research projects know how to interpret their data. Past research projects include analyzing touch sensing in smart phones, mapping adventure books to discover patterns of choice, and organizing data gathered on the well-being of citizens of Utah.
When not involved on campus, she has worked at a girls’ summer camp, served a religious mission in Carlsbad, CA, and worked with her home state of Idaho’s high school NASA program. She also loves the ocean, the color yellow, and spending time with her friends and family.
Honors Writing Tutor
Cassidy is a senior in communication studies with minors in English, sociology, and family and human development. As a writing tutor, she enjoys learning about a wide range of subjects and interacting with peers. Outside of school and work, she enjoys traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, hiking, and watching the Utah Jazz. She is currently excited to be learning more about research as she works on her Honors capstone project.
Honors Math Tutor
Bryce is a junior majoring in mathematics, with a minor in computer science. He was born and raised in Orem, Utah, where he attended Timpanogos High School and worked as a tutor at the Utah Valley University math lab. After his first year at Utah State, he served a religious mission in Querétaro, Mexico. He has participated in math research at Utah State and Boise State University in the areas of algebraic graph theory and combinatorics and has loved every minute of it. He plans to go on to get a Ph.D. in mathematics and later become a professor. Besides math, his hobbies include hiking, running, playing the guitar, doing puzzles, and watching professional basketball - but mostly math.
Honors Office Assistants
Trinda is a mechanical engineering major in her second semester on campus. She has recently returned from a religious mission in Nashville, Tennessee, and is originally from South Jordan, Utah. She loves books, movies, music, and the color blue.
Zion is a second-year honors student majoring in computer science and economics with a minor in statistics. He hopes to someday be employed as a data scientist, working to research and promote environmentally sustainable business practices. Originally from West Jordan, Utah, he loves to hike and can usually be found somewhere in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons during the summers.