Honors Admissions

Honors Ambassadors

Our Honors Ambassadors are student employees who work on behalf of the Judy Genshaft Honors College and serve as representatives. They promote our values, serve as advocates, and exemplify what it means to be an honors student by sharing their own experiences. You will find our Honors Ambassadors giving tours of the College, answering questions at the front desk or over the phone, or performing administrative tasks for honors faculty and staff. They also serve as honors liaisons at College-hosted and university events.

Our Honors Ambassadors and available to answer questions regarding the Judy Genshaft Honors College, Tampa, and college life in general. Read through their bios below, find a student who resonates with you, and reach out via email with their name in the subject line (Example: GRACE - Judy Genshaft Honors College Inquiry). Please allow up to one week for our student to respond to your question(s). For additional questions regarding admissions, please contact Grace Beck.

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NOOR ALDELAMY

Psychology
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • United Nations Association at USF
  • USF Alliance and Suicide Prevention Lab
  • USF WOKE

Interests & Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends, movies, reading, napping on beaches, and listening to music. I'm prematurely including surfing, even though I've never tried it; but I will soon!

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JULIA COENEN

Health Sciences
Minor: Leadership Studies
Gainesville, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Orientation Mentor Program
  • Honors College Student Council
  • Certified Student Leader Program

Interests & Hobbies

Dance, musical theatre, singing, travel, makeup artistry, Disney, and animals!

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TEAGAN EICHEM

Biomedical Sciences
Minor: General Public Health
Tampa, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Peer Mentor Program
  • Global Citizens Project
  • Provost's Scholars Program

Interests & Hobbies

Traveling, volunteering at Tampa General Hospital and Bay Life Church, trying new coffee shops around Tampa, watching various sporting events with friends and family, game nights, and exploring state parks around FL.

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SOUMI GANGULI

Cell and Molecular Biology
India & United Arab Emirates

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Orientation Mentor Program
  • Global Citizens Project
  • International Allies
  • Students of India Association
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Bulls Service Breaks

Interests & Hobbies

Keeping up with the news, reading fiction, watching shows, anime, listening to music, going on walks, cleaning and organizing, cooking when I miss food from home, drinking coffee, eating spicy food, and multitasking.

Soumi

rachel miller

Public Health
Minor: Political Science
Clermont, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Peer Mentor Program
  • GloBull Ambassadors
  • Campus Recreation
  • Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • Global Citizens Project
  • College of Public Health

Interests & Hobbies

Reading, volleyball, hiking, biking, traveling, health politics, and exploring Tampa.

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JEANNETTE MYRICK

Cell and Molecular Biology
Minor: Public Health
Ocala, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Peer Mentor Program
  • Academic Success Center
  • SEA-PHAGES at USF
  • Molecular Biology Lab
  • Order of the Golden Brahman

Interests & Hobbies

Spending time with friends and family, reading novels, watching suspense movies, listening to 70s music, travelling to unfamiliar places, and photography.

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SHALINI PANDEY

Biomedical Sciences
Minors: Nutrition, Psychology
Riverview, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Orientation Mentor Program
  • Young Universities Summit
  • Byrd Institute
  • Camp Boggy Creek

Interests & Hobbies

Travelling, tabata and HIIT training, cooking (Pinterest is my life), reading medical books, and organizing (Marie Kondo-style).

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MELISSA PENNELL

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Spring Hill, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors Orientation Mentor Program
  • STEM Academy
  • Holcombe Scholars
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • GloBull Ambassadors
  • Global Citizens Project
  • USF Pre-Medical American Student Association (PAMSA)

Interests & Hobbies

I am passionate about giving back to communities. I try to spend my free time volunteering! I also like to attend food events (I highly recommend the St. Pete French Fry Festival), explore different cultures, and travel! I'm always looking for new places to go and new shows to watch.

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Stephanie roberts

Biomedical Sciences
Minors: Sociology, General Public Health
Tampa, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Honors College Student Council
  • Honors Orientation Mentor Program
  • Honors Peer Mentor Program
  • USF Pre-Medical American Medical Student Association (PAMSA)
  • Camp Boggy Creek Pals at USF
  • Order of the Golden Brahman

Interests & Hobbies

Listening to music, drawing, volunteering, pediatrics, reading, fashion design, travel, watching movies in theaters, drinking taro boba milk tea, playing volleyball, and bicycling.

 

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CHRISTIAN SANTIAGO

Cell and Molecular Biology
Minor: Criminology
Clermont, FL

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Accelerated Summer and Intersession Academic Programs
  • Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity
  • USF Disinhibition & Affect Regulation Clinical (DARC) Lab

Interests & Hobbies

Exploring Tampa and trying different restaurants; movie-watcher, traveler, and theme park enthusiast.

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MINH TRAN

Biochemistry, Psychology
Minors: Biomedical Engineering
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Organization Affiliations

  • Honors Ambassadors
  • USF Cardiovascular Psychophysiology (CVP) Lab
  • USF Gender and Interpersonal Dynamics (GID) Lab
  • USF DEXTER Lab
  • Shimizu Comparative Cognition and Neuroscience Lab
  • Andujar Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab

Interests & Hobbies

Wandering, biking, wandering on a bike; overthinking movies, books, shows, and anime; board/card games and good food; and deciding where to go by throwing a dart at the world map.