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Advising Appointment Update

In alignment with the campus directives regarding precautions surrounding COVID-19, the University Honors Program is now physically closed. Our Advisors remain available and will be offering academic advising appointments to students through Zoom. Once you have scheduled your appointment in the online appointment system, your advisor will reach out to you via email with instructions on how to connect with them using Zoom.

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Emily Barham

  • 2nd Year
  • Animal Science
Emily is from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and plans to become a veterinarian. Personal interests include ballet, dance, running and church ministry. On campus, Emily is involved with Navigators Christian Fellowship, Released Contemporary Dance Company and Regents Scholars Society. Click Emily's name to learn more!

Vincent Basas

  • 4th Year
  • Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
  • Psychology
Vincent is from Elk Grove, CA and plans to go into the medical field - neurobiology, sports medicine, and/or nursing. Personal interests include playing & watching sports (Giants, 49ers, Warriors, & Sharks), playing video games, and hanging out and eating with friends and family. On campus Vincent is involved with the Regents Scholars Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, is an intern for the UC Davis Medical Center, research assistant in the Furlow Lab, is a Science Olympiad officer, and enjoys playing Rec Sports. Click Vincent's name to learn more!

Jonathan Berg

  • 3rd Year
  • Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
  • Music minor
Jonathan is from Tarzana, CA and plans to become a doctor. Jonathan's personal interests include basketball, football, violin, chess, hanging out with friends, drawing and writing raps. On campus Jonathan is involved in with health related internship programs, radiology oncology lab at the UC Davis Med Center, Hillel Shabbat dinners and chess club. Click Jonathan's name to learn more!

Valeria Blanco

  • 3rd Year
  • Sociology: Organizational Studies
  • Spanish
  • Education minor
Valeria is from Pleasanton, CA and plans to conduct research in areas of higher education and eventually pursue a career in teaching. Personal interests include making art projects, attending music festivals, learning dance routines, reading books, watching tv with friends. On campus Valeria is involved as a Community Advisor in Student Housing, Inspire to Aspire Peer Mentor, and member of S.P.E.A.K (Scholars Promoting Education Awareness and Knowledge). Click Valeria's name to learn more!

Ryan Buchner

  • 4th Year
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Computational Biology minor
Ryan is from Los Altos, CA and plans to pursue a career in agricultural research. Personal interests include gardening, fishing, sports (all of them) and camping. On campus, Ryan is involved with research in the Shabek Lab, UC Davis Men's Rowing club, intramural sports, and Regents Scholars Society. Click Ryan's name to learn more!