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Meet the Honors Student Council

The USU Honors Student Council consists of a Leadership Team, Service Chair and committee, First-Year Experience Chair and committee, Event Chair and committee, Publicity and Marketing Chair and committee, Student Opportunities Chair and committee, and Community Outreach and Campus Relations Chair and committee. All honors students are welcome to join the HSC and to become active members at any time.

    HSC Leadership Team
Jessica Christensen

Jessica Christensen

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Jessica Christensen is a senior majoring in Animal and Dairy Science with a minor Asian Studies. She is currently doing research on Robotic Dairy Milkers, and is a Peer Advisor in the honors office. She is an Aggie through and through! 

Emily Turner
Emily Turner

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Emily Turner is a senior at Utah State University quadruple majoring in International Business, Economics, Political Science and Asian Studies with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. She is currently working on research involving tax evasion and fraud on an international scale. She works as the Admissions Coordinator for the MBA program in the Huntsman School and absolutely loves it. She LOVES being an Aggie! 

Kara Swenson
Kara Swenson

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Kara is majoring in Biochemistry with a pre-med emphasis. She works in Dr. Vargis's Biological Engineering lab, assisting with research on age-related macular degeneration. She is also the peer advisor for the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department, and enjoys volunteering with hospice and at a local fair-trade store.


  Service Committee Chair

   This chair and committee work to increase student engagement with annual honors service events, including food drives, Sub for Santa,
   Relay for Life, and any other service projects chosen by the HSC and the honors student body.

jackieJackie Sullivan 

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Jackie is a senior studying Economics with minors in Statistics and Chemistry. She is currently doing research on affirmative-action policies and ethical development in students, and she plans to attend graduate school after graduation from USU with honors.  


  First-Year Experience Committee Chair

   This chair and committee consults regularly with first-year student representatives to ensure that Honors is meeting their needs and
   understanding their concerns. 

kyleighKyleigh Tyler

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Kyleigh Tyler is a junior studying Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science with the hopes of being accepted into veterinary school. She is also minoring in biology, chemistry, and management. She loves the Honors Program and the opportunities for research on campus. She is so excited to be working with first-year students this year! Go Aggies!

  Events Committee Chair

   This chair and committee focus on planning events throughout the year that bring honors students together. Their aim is to
   encourage students from all discplines to get to know each other through various activities.  

savannah Savannnah Lund

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Savannah Lund is a junior majoring in English with a minor in French. She works as a Peer Ambassador for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is excited to study abroad in France this summer. She loves attending Utah State.

  Publicity and Marketing Committee Chair 

  This chair and committee are tasked with promoting Honors Student Council events to honors students, marketing the Honors    
  Program to the University as a whole, and creating promotional materials to be used around campus and on social media. 

tuckerTucker Gamble

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Tucker is a sophomore majoring in Human Movement Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. He is working on research involving the vestibular system and how balance is affected by difference stimuli while climbing stairs. He is also the Vice President of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club. Tucker loves being involved at USU!

  Student Opportunities and Academics

  This chair and committee will work to create monthly research opportunity highlights, an interactive academic calendar with
  deadlines and due dates important for honors students, and will offer tech support for students. 

mitchMitchell Heap

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Mitchell is majoring in Biological Engineering with a pre-med emphasis. He has spent time volunteering in a spider silk lab, reproductive cloning lab, and an algae lab. He is passionate about academics and helping others get the most out of their educations. 

  Community Outreach and Campus Relations

  This chair and committee focus their efforts on finding ways to involve the HSC with both University-wide events and 
  community events in Cache Valley.

IsabellaIsabella Stuart

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Isabella is a sophomore majoring in Pyschology with a minor in Biology. She currently has her own research looking into cross-commodity discounting with alcohol and nicotine. She is passionate about academics and loves the Honors Program and all it offers its students.