Jennifer Geiser-Chiampou, '02
Jennifer was interested in both law and economics, so she designed her own individually designed concentration in "Law and Economics" and her thesis, on antitrust law, was supervised by
two faculty, one in each area. Upon graduation Jennifer earned a law degree (J.D.) at Georgetown University Law Center and is presently a General Civil Litigation Attorney in West Palm Beach.
Jensen Grant, '06
Jensen graduated in 2006 from the Honors College with a major in Political Science, and went to law school at American University's Washington College of Law; upon receiving his law degree
in 2009 he returned to South Florida where he works at the local law firm at which he interned while at the Honors College.
Adam Iglesias, '03
Adam graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 1999 and was a member of the inaugural class at the Honors College, graduating in 2003 with a concentration in Psychology and minors in
Spanish and Biology. After graduation, Adam obtained his Master’s in Experimental Psychology at FAU in 2005 and then received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth
University in 2010. Presently, he is in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and is an adjunct instructor at FAU.
“At the Honors College I learned how to write at the graduate school level and process large quantities of information. The Honors College lets you develop intimate working
relationships with your professors. I fell in love with research, teaching, and academia at the Honors College. It provided me with a foundation and set the stage for my future training
as a clinical psychologist.”
Elizabeth Johnson, '13
Elizabeth arrived at the Honors College in the Fall of 2010 from Polk State College's Collegiate High School in Lakeland, FL. She majored in Anthropology with a concentratio in Environmental Studies.
While at the HC, Elizabeth was active in campus life and served as president of both the Environmental Club and the Anthropology Club. Elizabeth loved the community created at the Honors College because "[all of] the students and professors have an appreciation for one another's disciplines and interests, and this creates a really strong feeling of community that stretches from the classrooms to the professors' offices, from the residence halls to the dining hall, and every place in between."
Read more about Elizabeth in Taking a Risk and Gaining Confidence as a Result: FAU Honors College Student Interns at Polk Museum of Art
Melissa Karlin, '02
Melissa, who majored in Biology at the Honors College and did her thesis on the movement of gopher tortoises, is working towards her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte
where she uses remote sensing and GIS to analyze habitat quality indicators for red wolf colonization in North Carolina. Her research will involve analyzing historical
land use changes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to identify habitat loss as it applies to the gray wolf.
Echo Keif, '08
“The Honors College is like clay in your hands, you can mold it and your experiences into whatever you want,” says Echo Keif, who came to the Honors College from Vanguard High School
(Ocala, FL). Echo enjoys art so much that she founded an art-based Student Government club called Different Strokes and painted a mural on the wall in the Dining Hall. Echo concentrated
in Economics and Interdisciplinary Mathematics and wants to become a professor of Economics. She now is getting her Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason.
Alex Lange, '12
Alex came to the Honors College in the Fall of 2008 from William T. McFatter Technical High School in Davie, FL. Upon his arrival at the HC, Alex was awarded the Leadership Scholarship, which has allowed him to expand on his studies. Alex completed internships for Compass Inc, in Lake Worth, FL, and for Loyola University in Chicago, IL. Having graduated in 2012, he is now attending graduate school at the University of Georgia in education.
He likes hanging out with his peers, reading, and was involved in many campus organizations from Spectrum to MacRSA to Student Government, where he served as Campus Governor.
Alex loves the Honors College because “...not only has it allowed me to have a variety of opportunities academically and socially, but my peers are some of the best people I have ever met.”
Read more about Alex being selected for Homecoming Court in "We Are the One Percent:" Honors College Strongly Represented in FAU Homecoming Court.
Kathryn Lewis, '04
Kathryn came to the Honors College from Jupiter High School and concentrated in Political Science. At Stetson Law School, she served as an articles & symposia editor on the
Stetson Law Review, which published her law review comment "Streets of Wrath: The Constitutionality of the Town of Jupiter's Non-Solicitation Ordinance." After graduating from Stetson,
she returned to Palm Beach County and began her legal career at Gunster Yoakley, where she practiced in the areas of business and employment litigation. Kathryn then transitioned into
criminal law and is currently an Assistant State Attorney handling various felony cases including felony DUIs, economic crimes, burglaries, organized thefts, drug trafficking and
violent crimes, including weapons or serious bodily injuries.
This Fall, Kathryn returns to the Honors College as an adjunct faculty member, teaching Law and Society. "Returning to the Honors College is both a privilege and a dream.
As I've continued throughout my legal education and career, I've realized that the Honors College prepared me not only to love learning because it will help me succeed,
but to love learning just for learning's sake.”
Read the article When the Student Becomes the Master: Honors College Alumna Returns As a Professor.
Wendy Martinez-Vulin, '06
Wendy Martinez-Vulin is a graduate student at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is concentrating in Conflict Resolution and Government with a
regional focus in Latin America. Wendy received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the Honors College in 2006.
From 2006 to 2010, Wendy worked at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. and witnessed over 25 electoral processes in the region, allowing her to experience firsthand
the strengths and challenges of the region’s democratic institutions.
A native Nicaraguan, Wendy is interested in strengthening the relationship between the United States and Latin America by helping to create effective and sustainable foreign policies between
the two regions.
Wendy is the Director for Career Development for the Latin American Graduate Organization at Georgetown University. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, traveling with her husband,
and playing a great game of Scrabble.
Jenny McIvor, '04
Jennifer (“Jenny”) McIvor is a 2004 graduate of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College who concentrated in Environmental Studies and now works as Environmental Coordinator for the
MidAmerican Energy Company (owned by investor Warren Buffet) at the Walter Scott Jr. Energy Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her main tasks center on ensuring strict compliance with
environmental regulations and permit requirements governing the company’s state-of-the-art power plant. In her own words, “My job is to make sure the plant achieves and maintains
compliance with those permits, with zero tolerance for violations.”
After graduating from the Honors College, Ms. McIvor completed her MS in Environmental Management from Yale University (’08) and a JD in Environmental Law (’07) from the Vermont Law School.
She served as a clerk for the Nebraska Attorney General and for The Wilderness Society in Washington, DC. Jenny was admitted to practice law in the State of Nebraska in September 2008.
She is the Honors College Distinguished Alumna for 2009.