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Aubrie is a third-year student pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and French. She’s grateful for the perspective-shifting experiences she's had thanks to the Honors College, and wants to share that invaluable education with prospective students. Currently, she’s a student researcher in the Utah Head Trauma and Injury Biomechanics Lab and part of the University Leadership and Engagement team for Special Olympics Utah. Her happy place is anywhere she can feel the sunshine on her skin, whether that be in the mountains skiing, running, and mountain biking, or river guiding down in Moab.
Hello! My name is Macy, and I am a second-year Honors student studying pure mathematics. I come from a rural area of southern-central California and am loving my time in Salt Lake City.
Hey everyone! My name is Lydia Altamiranda and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Utah Honors College! I am on the pre-med track and am majoring in Health, Society, and Policy. I am double minoring in Pediatric Clinical Research and also doing the Honors Integrated Minor in Health! I am also a Bennion Scholar and am completing a Community Engagement Certificate! My end goal is to become a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon! I am currently an honors ambassador, part of HSAC (Honors Student Advisory Council), on the Pre-Med Conference Committee, the Event Coordinator for the Bennion Scholars Leadership Team, and am a writer for Her Campus! I am also currently externing as a medical assistant on the surgical team at the huntsman institute melanoma clinic, which has been the best experience! I love to interact with patients and be in a clinical setting! One of my favorite hobbies is dancing! I am on the U of U Ballroom Dance Team, a Bolivian Cultural Dance Team, and go country dancing every week! Dancing is one of my passions and I have never felt happier than when dancing! Music is also a really big part of my life, with 80's music and country music being my favorite! I also love to read, and am currently writing a novel, which I am love to work on whenever I have free time!
Francisco Meza is currently a third-year student double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. Driven by past experience working with and for underrepresented communities, they aim to make sure that all new and prospective students enter a welcoming university environment. As an Honors Ambassador their goals include providing information regarding all that the university has to offer to best help students as they begin navigating through their academic career at the university. As for hobbies, in their free time they’ll often be found reading or swimming. Hometown: South Jordan, UT
Hi there! I'm Nehal, one of your Honors Ambassadors. I am originally from Provo, Utah, and am a second-year Honors student majoring in Health, Society & Policy and minoring in the Honors Integrated Minor in Health. I am currently living on-campus in Honors housing at Kahlert Village. I am also a part of the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC), and love having such an active role in the Honors community!
My name is Sydney Swiderski. I am a second-year student in the honors college studying biology on the pre-med track with a minor in organ performance and chemistry. I am also an out of state student originally from Salem, Oregon. Besides academics, I am also involved in American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), Honors Student Advisory Council (HSAC), and American Guild of Organists (AGO). In my free time, I love to ski, hike, lift, read, dance, and volunteer.