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2017 Honors Mentors

Mentors apply in December of each year and are selected based on their application, student involvement, GPA, and an interview. Students are trained throughout the Spring semester and serve as Honors Mentors, leading a group of incoming Honors students the following Fall semester.

2017 Mentors:

Rajiv Ajodha

Name: Rajiv Ajodha
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Leadership Studies, Political Science
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "And I love you like Kanye loves Kanye" - Kanye      

Arif Zainab

Name: Zainab Arif
Major: Biology
Minor: Business Administration, Medicine & Society
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid." - Albert Einstein

Morgan Briscoe

Name: Morgan Biscoe
Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Energy and Sustainablity
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Quote: "If I had accepted the pickle juice, I would still be drinking pickle juice right now." - Nicki Minaj

Chris Chambers

Name: Chris Chambers
Major: History
Minor: Leadership Studies, Business Management
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "We don't want no devils in the house. We want the Lord! That's it!!!"
- Natalie

Jason Cox

Name: Jason Cox
Major: History
Minors: Classical Studies
Hometown: Old River Winfree, Texas
Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi

Tyler Dorval

Name: Tyler Dorval
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics, Leadership Studies  
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Albus Dumbledore

Gee Edriena

Name: Gee Edriena
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou

Ersie-Anastasia Gentzis

Name: Ersie-Anastasia Gentzis
Major: Psychology
Minor Engish
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
Quote: "I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change–but in yours." - President Obama

Ethan Hitchcock

Name: Ethan Hitchcock
Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Quote: "Am I my brother's keeper?" - (Sass King) Cain

Sandy Jun

Name: Sandy Jun
Major: Biology and Psychology
Minor: Medicine & Society
Hometown: South Korea
Quote: "Fear is a challenge. Accept it. Conquer it." - Myself

 Kathryn Lenihan

Name: Kathryn Lenihan
Major: Political Science
Minor: Phronesis and Economics
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand

Monica Marin

Name: Monica Marin
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Mission, Texas
Quote: "If you're not streets ahead then you're streets behind" - Pierce Hawthorne, Community (TV show)

Nicholas Nguyen

Name: Nicholas Nguyen
Major: Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Minor: Medicine & Society
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -  Abraham Lincoln

Taylor O'Hara

Name: Taylor O'Hara
Major: Kinesiology - Sports Administration
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Quote: “I am strong because I've been weak. I am fearless because I've been afraid. I am wise because I've been foolish.” - Unknown

Quincy Reynolds

Name: Quincy Reynolds
Major: Hotel and Restauarant Management
Minor: Psychology & Leadership Studies
Hometown: Pullman, Washington
Quote: "It's men who scramble to the top who serve to fall the farthest; but the steady man, who climbs each step so that it is solid beneath him, cannot be usurped." - Mary Aires

Chelsea Sanchez

Name: Chelsea Sanchez
Major: Teaching and Learning
Minor: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Alvin, Texas
Quote: "Well before we even knew this was a show about Mormons, we said let’s write a musical with maggots in the scrotum." - Trey Parker, co-writer of Book of Mormon

Sakshi Shah

Name: Sakshi Shah
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Mumbai
Quote: "Be the change you want to see in the World" - Mahatma Gandhi

Rachel Shenoi

Name: Rachel Shenoi
Major: Biology and Psychology
Minors: Spanish and Medicine & Society
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Quote: "To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or to find yourself in a rapid growth field." - Edward de Bono

Tara Thomason

Name: Tara Thomason
Major: Honors Biomedical Sciences
Minors: Medicine & Society
Hometown: Blanchard, Oklahoma
Quote: "Intelligence is not a privilege, it's a gift. And you use it for the good of mankind." - Alfred Molina

Joshua Varghese

Name: Joshua Varghese
Major: Biology
Hometown: Garland, Texas
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind." -Dr. Seuss

Gayatri Viswanathan

Name: Gayatri Viswanathan
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Medicine & Society
Hometown: Pearland, Texas
Quote: "Up and forward are only two directions. Science should look in all directions." - Dr. Jack Hodgins (Bones)

R.G. Yamba

Name: RG Yamba
Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology and Medicine & Society
Hometown: Pearland, Texas
Quote: "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else?" - RuPaul