Alice is an undergraduate studying history and a member of the Honors College. She also is involved in campus organizations such as Alternative Breaks, International Justice Mission, and CRU. She is interested in a wide variety of topics and plans on going to graduate school for a degree in Library and Information Science.

  • Major: History
  • Minors: Advertising and public relations, non-profit administration
  • Favorite topics: History, international relations, WRT 150, sociology, psychology, women and gender studies

Alison is an undergraduate majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is in the Honors College, participates in multiple volunteer organizations, and is conducting undergraduate research on antibiotic development.

  • Major: Cell and molecular biology
  • Favorite topics: Biology, genetics, literature, history, World War II

Amanda is a secondary education and group social studies major with a minor in history, and a member of the Honors College. She is part of the Undergraduate Journal of History, so Amanda edits essays weekly on a wide variety of historical topics. In the future she plans to teach in a Spanish-speaking country before coming back to work in the states.

  • Majors: Secondary education and group social studies
  • Minor: History
  • Favorite topics: History, English, anthropology, religious studies, psychology, music, geography, political science, and philosophy
  • Languages: Spanish

Andrew is an undergraduate majoring in political science and minoring in LGBTQ studies. He is in the Honors College and is the Vice President of Political Affairs in Student Senate. Andrew is in his second year at Grand Valley and excited for what the next two years hold.

  • Major: Political science
  • Minors: LGBTQ studies
  • Favorite topics: Political science, international relations, women and gender studies, LGBTQ studies, sociology, and history

Brenna is currently a senior majoring in English, French, and secondary education. She is in the Honors College, an RA in the South Apartments, and drinks way too much coffee. She will be graduating in April and plans to get a job as an English teacher (and, like her idol Indiana Jones, spend her summers on action-packed adventures) before pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree.

  • Majors: English, French, secondary education
  • Favorite topics: Writing, history, education, international studies, genealogy, and social justice issues
  • Languages: French

Brennae is an undergraduate majoring in allied health sciences with an emphasis in speech-language pathology. She will be graduating in 2016 and then plans to attend graduate school to get her master’s degree. She then plans on working as a speech-language pathologist either in a school or a hospital.

  • Major: Allied health sciences
  • Favorite topics: English, sociology, writing, psychology, biology

Brian is pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Geology and certification for geographic information systems. Brian is a returning student with a previous bachelor’s degree in the humanities from Michigan State University. In addition to geology, Brian is familiar with topics including history and philosophy. Brian plans on working in the energy resource field of geology, with emphasis in alternative energy and environmental remediation.

  • Major: Environmental geology, certification in geographic information systems
  • Favorite topics: United States and European history, general philosophy
  • Languages: German

Caitlin is an undergraduate majoring in secondary education and English with a minor in Spanish. She is in the Honors College and participates in the Honors Community Council as well as multiple intramural sports and clubs on campus. In her free time, she enjoys curling up with a good book, spending time outdoors, Disney movies and naps. Upon graduating, she plans to begin teaching and return to school for a master’s degree in counseling.

  • Majors: Secondary education and English
  • Minor: Spanish

Chad is an undergraduate majoring in both English and history. He is in the Honors College and has taken courses in education, psychology, linguistics, and literature. Chad will be graduating in April and will be taking some time off, following which he will be pursuing graduate school.

  • Majors: English secondary education and history
  • Favorite topics: English, literature, history, linguistics, education

Gail is an undergraduate majoring in English Education and minoring in Spanish education and applied linguistics. She is a member of the Honors College and the College of Education, and studied abroad in Chile. She has taken courses in English literature, linguistics, education, and Spanish, but also enjoys researching topics related to music and psychology. After graduating, Gail plans on teaching high school English and working with ESL students.

  • Major: English secondary education
  • Minors: Spanish - teaching, applied linguistics

Hannah is an undergraduate majoring in psychology and dance. She is in the Honors College, is a member of the dance group Momentum, and is especially interested in Middle Eastern studies, film, and social psychology.

  • Majors: Psychology and dance
  • Favorite topics: Psychology, dance, Middle Eastern studies, sociology, film

Hanyang an international student from China, and is currently a graduate student majoring in TESOL. She has taken several courses in education and linguistics. She will be graduating in April and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in second language studies.

  • Major: TESOL
  • Favorite topics: Education, linguistics
  • Languages: Mandarin

Jackie is a sophomore majoring in writing and minoring in English. She is in the Honors College, and is the assistant poetry editor for fishladder, Grand Valley’s literary and arts magazine.

  • Major: Writing
  • Minor: English
  • Favorite topics: Writing, women and gender studies, art, English

Jacquelyn is an undergraduate student majoring in anthropology and minoring in German. She received an Associate of Social Sciences from Lansing Community College in December of 2011. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Delta Phi Alpha, two of the honors societies on campus. She is also vice president of the Anthropology Club and serves on the Modern Languages Advisory Board. Jacquelyn will be graduating in April and plans on pursuing a master’s degree in applied sociocultural anthropology with an emphasis on poverty and environmental issues among Native American populations.

  • Major: Anthropology
  • Minor: German
  • Favorite topics: Anthropology, archaeology, classics, German
  • Languages: German

Jen is an undergraduate majoring in history. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau as well as being an avid reader and writer. She enjoys learning more about psychology, women and gender studies, and anthropology. She plans to graduate in December of 2014 and pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree with an emphasis on archives and public history.

  • Major: History
  • Favorite topics: Psychology, women and gender studies, anthropology

Jenna is an undergraduate majoring in secondary education group social studies with a minor in history. She has been a member of the University Arts Chorale and loves any course that involves literacy. Jenna will be graduating in April 2014 and will be pursuing a Masters in Library Science specializing in School Library Media.

  • Major: Secondary education group social studies
  • Minor: History

Jessica is an undergraduate student majoring in biomedical science and minoring in psychology. She is in the Honors College and is a member of the pre-optometry club. Someday soon, Jessica plans to apply to graduate school and become an optometrist. Jessica loves research and can’t wait to meet you in the Knowledge Market!

  • Major: Biomedical science
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Favorite topics: Chemistry, biology, genetics, English

Katrina is a senior majoring in history and minoring in international relations. She has completed coursework in the Honors College, history, Latin, French, and political science. She will graduate in April with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Next year, Katrina will move to the United Kingdom to pursue graduate study with the great love of her life: medieval history.

  • Major: History
  • Minor: International relations
  • Favorite topics: History, international relations, culture, political science, and archaeology
  • Languages: French, Latin

Kelsey is a sophomore majoring in biomedical sciences. She is a member of the Frederik Meijer Honors College and has taken a variety of courses in biology, chemistry, and genetics. She also has a solid background in mathematics and classics. Kelsey plans on pursuing a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree upon graduation.

  • Major: Biomedical sciences
  • Favorite topics: Biology, chemistry, genetics, math, classics

Linnea is an honors undergraduate majoring in psychology and minoring in applied statistics and philosophy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and music. After her graduation in April, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience with the eventual goal of researching and teaching at the university level.

  • Major: Psychology
  • Minors: Applied statics and philosophy

Sarah is a sophomore pre-nursing major. She is in the Honors College, plays flute in Concert Band, and is very excited to officially enter the Kirkof College of Nursing in the fall of 2014. Sarah plans to graduate in the winter of 2016 and go directly into the workforce as a pediatric nurse. Eventually, she wants to earn her doctorate and teach at the college level.

  • Major: Nursing
  • Minor: Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, literature, music
  • Favorite topics: French

Yuanjun is a graduate majoring in TESOL and British literature. She is in the College of Education (GVSU) and the Department of English (XISU). She did her practicum in ELS/Grand Rapids for two months. She practiced teaching SSP class and Vocabulary Enhancement class in ELS/Grand Rapids. She will be graduating in April and plans to pursue her career in English teaching in China.

  • Majors: TESOL and British Literature
  • Favorite topics: TESOL, Chinese, English-Chinese translation, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, and English literature
  • Languages: Chinese

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