Congratulations to our outstanding Honors Scholars!
Majoring in English Literature and Sociology and minoring in Ethnic Studies has given me innumerable opportunities to explore my intellectual niche.
Ellie double-majored in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, and earned a certificate in Global Environmental Affairs.
Spencer Bajcar is graduating with a BA in Chemistry and Sociology with a certificate in Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship from the University of Washington.
Samantha Margaret Bartolo
Sam double majored in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Sociology with a minor in Linguistics and certificates in Cognitive Science and Public Health.
Some of my favorite things are music, art, learning, and exploring the world around me. I am so fortunate that I had the chance to combine and enjoy all of these throughout my time at CU, whether it was from my major, work, studying abroad, or even just experiencing Boulder.
I am graduating with my degree in English, a minor in journalism, a minor in linguistics, and my writing certificate. I defended my English Honors thesis on the universality of Shakespeare’s women.
Rose Curry is a journalism major and reluctant academic, preferring practical knowledge that she can take to the streets. For the program, she completed Honors Diversity Seminar, along with Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Global Migration, and finally Place, Power, and Contemporary Culture. After graduation, Rose plans to save her pennies and travel the world (pandemic permitting).
William Baker DeSelms
Will is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Leadership Studies. Three years have gone by since I first started here at CU, and I struggle to grasp the reality of not seeing myself or my classmates walk at an in-person ceremony celebrating our achievements.
Olwyn is a double major in Political Science and Computer Science with a minor in Spanish. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain at la Universidad Carlos III, and has collaborated with the Superhuman Computing Lab and, That Recommendation Systems Lab.
Marina Frances Efstathiu
Marina Efstathiu is originally from Roseville, Ca which is a suburb right outside of Sacramento. She is receiving a degree in Psychology as well as a minor in Business and Education.
I studied Speech, Language, and Hearing Science and am planning to attend a Doctor of Audiology program in the fall.
My name is Kelsie Gering, and I am a graduating senior with a major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a minor in Geology.
I will be graduating with a BA in Integrative Physiology, a minor in Theatre, and a certificate in Public Health. My journey in the honors program started off with me living in the Smith Hall Honors RAP for my Freshman and Sophomore years.
Kaitlin Mackenzie James
Kaitlin will be graduating with a degree in integrative physiology and a minor in Spanish. She was fortunate enough to finish her Spanish minor in the incredible city of Barcelona and to have been able to share her experience through a piece that was published in CU Boulder Today’s newsletter.
Four years ago, I was faced with the tough decision of deciding where I wanted to attend college, and four years ago I made the best decision I could’ve possibly made in deciding to come to Boulder.
Kaeli Ann Kundich
Kaeli is a fourth year senior at CU majoring in psychology and triple minoring in history, sociology, and women and gender studies. She plans to apply to law school to pursue a career in environmental law following her time at CU.
I am a Colorado native and was born in Boulder, but my experiences at CU-Boulder have given me a unique experience unlike anything else. I am graduating with a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology double major with plans on applying to medical school in the future.
My experience at CU has been greatly shaped by my experience in the Honors Program. From living in Smith Hall my freshman year, to joining the Honors Writing Club, Honors Journal Editorial Board and the Honors Program Student Advisory Board, I couldn’t be more grateful for the community and connections I’m leaving campus with.
My time at CU has helped me to further solidify my passion for helping others. During this time, I took Social Problems, Ethics of Ambition, and Advanced Honors Writing Workshop through the Honors program at CU; these classes were easily some of the most in-depth classes I took through the entirety of my undergraduate career.
Seana majored in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and participated in the Honors Scholars Program as well as doing an Honors Thesis. After graduation, she plans to travel to Europe to backpack for as long as she can and then will return to the US to hopefully find a job.
I am a fourth year senior graduating with a double major in Philosophy and Mathematics.One of my favorite parts about the Honors Program is how many disciplines it spans and how many people from different majors I have gotten to have conversations with.