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Honors Spotlight

Darren Skidmore

May 13, 2024 09:10 AM
Name: Darren Skidmore
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics, Statistics
Graduation Date: April 2027
Instagram: @ darrenrs0515

I am from a multicultural (White + Mexican) family in Roy, Utah. This is my second year at BYU and I've been part of the Honors program since I started here. I enjoy tinkering with computers and technology, traveling, and learning more about the world around me. I also enjoy playing video games—but not the type most people might be acquainted with—I mostly play puzzle and incremental games. Read more about Darren here.

Cassidy Felt

April 08, 2024 08:51 PM
Name: Cassidy Felt
Major: Pre-Music
Graduation: Winter 2028

I am a freshman in my second semester at BYU. I’m very passionate about music—I play the French Horn and love to play in symphonies! I love art and science; as such cooking is one of my favorite pass times. I also love to be outdoors. I love to learn and am ecstatic to continue forward in the honors program! Read more about Cassidy here.

Caleb Rogers

April 01, 2024 11:06 AM
Name: Caleb Rogers
Major: Political Science
Secondary Major: French Studies
Minor: Global Business and Literacy
Graduation: April 2026
Instagram: @calebbrogers

Why did you decide to join the Honors Program?

I wanted to diversify my educational experience here at BYU and push myself to meet people studying in different majors. It’s absolutely exceeded my expectations and I'm grateful for the relationships I've built along the way! Read more about Caleb here.

Rebecca Kuhn

March 25, 2024 10:44 AM
Name: Rebecca Kuhn
Major: Theatre Arts Studies
Graduation: December 2026
Instagram: studentoflife@_becks

What has been your favorite Honors experience?

I have absolutely loved the brilliant community! It's been an amazing experience to meet so many lovely, kind and interesting people! It's been a community that's let me explore ideas, wonder at the world and fall in love with learning again as an adult going through college. Read more about Rebecca here.

Henry Tullis

March 18, 2024 01:25 PM
Name: Henry Tullis
Major: Mathematics: Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACME)
Graduation: April 2026

Single! Violinist, and fan of *almost* all comida Latina. Served in Orlando, Florida speaking Spanish. A student at heart, loves all things math and science (and can appreciate other subjects too). A passionate math tutor, but tragically had to hang up the blue vest at the end of last semester. Now I am doing more research on emergent biological phenomena, like cell sorting and coordination of the Dictyostelium Discoideum slug (google it!). Read more about Henry here.

Joseleen Niebbia

March 11, 2024 10:16 AM
Name: Joseleen Niebbia
Major: Pre-Business
Graduation: April 2026
Instagram: @josie.niebbia

I'm from northern Indiana and Argentina, and I love doing anything outdoors! I spend my summers outside playing sports or on the lake, and in the winter I'm either snowboarding or reading a good book. One random thing that I love doing is making flower arrangements. Read more about Joseleen here.

Elizabeth Goodrich

March 04, 2024 01:04 PM
Name: Elizabeth Goodrich
Major: Undecided but hoping to do International Relations
Graduation: 2027

I've lived in San Diego, Hawaii, Florida, and Maryland! I love to travel and have been to 49 states (minus Alaska). I enjoy volleyball, dancing, and speaking French. I am so grateful to be a part of the BYU Women's Chorus! I am excited to serve in the Adriatic South Mission speaking Albanian! Read more about Elizabeth here.

Ilse Eskelsen

February 26, 2024 10:42 AM
Name: Ilse Eskelsen
Major: English
Minor: French
Graduation: April 2026
Instagram: @ilsetheimpaler

All modesty aside, what are you better at than 90% of people?

I'm pretty good at trivia (for instance, I've won my fair share of Kahoots), but especially when it comes to, like, the Tudors, Louisa May Alcott, and Pete Davidson's love life. Read more about Ilse here.

Israel Davila Aleman

February 20, 2024 12:45 PM
Name: Israel Davila Aleman
Major: Physiology & Developmental Biology
Graduation: April 2025

I am an enthusiast of medicine, ambitious scientist, and initiator of altruism. I imagine a world where medicine is a dynamic unity of advocating for patient's needs through clinical, research, and service-oriented aspirations. I aspire to become a physician. I love serving in the community through Y-serve and at a free clinic. Read more about Israe here.

Annie Dunn

February 12, 2024 03:56 PM
Name: Annie Dunn
Major: English
Minor: French
Graduation: Fall 2027

Why did you decide to join the Honors Program?

I love learning! I wished that I could take on every major offered here because they all sound so cool, so this was the next best thing! Interdisciplinary learning is fascinating and gives you a wide variety of experiences. Read more about Annie here.