People

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.

Peer Mentors

James Melkonian

  • 4th Year
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science minor
James is from Carlsbad, CA and plans to go into the manufacturing industry. Personal interests include running, disc golf, singing, recreational sports, swing dancing, Star Wars, making food, eating food, board games, playing guitar, Linux and free software, reading, exploring music, nature and birds and trees. On campus, James is a bible study leader in The Navigators Christian Fellowship, an Events Coordinator for Davis Swing Dancers, and president of the UC Davis Cross Country & Track Club. Click James's picture to read more!

Jocelyne Moreno

  • 2nd Year
  • Genetics and Genomics
Jocelyne is from Hayward, CA and plans to become a Geneticist. Personal interests include rollerblading, being a part of the latino community, biotechnology, listening to music, traveling and volunteer work. On campus, Jocelyne is involved with food pantry and Mujeres Ayudando La Raza club. Click Jocelyne's name to learn more!

Maya Sahtout

  • 3rd Year
  • Biological Sciences
  • Political Science minor
Maya is from El Dorado Hills, CA and plans to become a doctor. Personal interests include reading, traveling, watching movies, hiking, skiing, exploring new places, trying new foods, watching TV shows, listening to music, and going to concerts and music festivals. On campus Maya is an Undergraduate Volunteer at Shifa Community Clinic (a UC Davis student-run clinic) and a member of Alpha Chi Omega (one of the Panhellenic sororities on campus). Click Maya's name to learn more!

Mia Kirsten Santos

  • 3rd Year
  • Sociology: Social Services
  • African American and African Studies minor
Mia is from Lomita, CA and is still considering future career path. Personal interests include trying new places to eat, going to the mall, theme park or night market. On campus, Mia is involved with Circle K International (as Public Relations Chair) and part of CARE (as an Outreach Volunteer and soon to be Peer Educator. Click Mia's name to learn more!

Katherine Sayaseng

  • 3rd Year
  • Neurobiology, Physiology, Behavior
Katherine is from Fresno, CA and plans to become a pediatrician. Personal interests include baking, cooking, watching TV shows, and exploring new Davis restaurants/foods. On campus, Katherine is involved with Hepatitis Co-Director at Paul Hom Asian Clinic (student-run clinic), Undergraduate Researcher at Zito Lab, Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP), Advancing Diversity in Neuroscience Research (ADNR), American Red Cross Club, Logistic Officer of Leaders of Achievement in Biological Sciences (LABS), student worker at the MU Market. Click Katherine's name to learn more!

Wesley Tat

  • 2nd Year
  • Statistics
Wesley is from San Leandro, CA and plans to become a data scientist. Personal interests include tennis, listening to music, reading manga and Wikipedia. On campus, Wesley is involved with tennis club, anime club and works at the Dining Commons in Tercero. Click Wesley's name to learn more!

Luke Wangsness

  • 3rd Year
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
Luke is from San Jose, CA and plans to become a software developer or economist. Personal interests include soccer, skiing, basketball, football, reading, history, economics. On campus, Luke is involved with Regents Scholar Society, Students for Liberty, Intramural Sports, and a research internship at Bliss-Moreau Lab. Click Luke's name to learn more!