Meet our student ambassadors

The best way for you to know if Honors is right for you is to connect with us and find out what life in the Honors College is really like. Our student ambassadors can answer any questions you might have about the Honors College.

Marketing, Publicity and Outreach team

Catherine Asberger, she/her

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Catherine is from Las Vegas, Nevada, and is pursuing a degree in Marketing. She believes that the Honors College is for everyone, and believes all students have the opportunities to succeed within the College. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing, sewing and exploring all that Reno has to offer.

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Beau Bush, he/him

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Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Beau is pursuing a double major in finance and management. He's passionate about outreach and making sure current and prospective students have the tools and resources they need to be successful in the Honors College. In his free time, Beau enjoys mountain biking, skiing, working on cars and listening to music.

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Dylan Friend, he/him

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From Dayton, Nevada, Dylan is pursuing a major in chemistry with a pre-medical emphasis and hasn't decided on a minor yet. He believes that the Honors College gives students the best education and community available at the University and is more than happy to discuss why. Dylan loves playing board and card games, reading, and trivia when he has free time.

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Lalise Gizaw, she/her

Headshot of Lalise GizawLalise Gizaw is from Las Vegas, Nevada, She is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science Engineering. Lalise is passionate about assisting students in pursuing their passions while in the Honors College. In her free time, she likes watching TV shows and spending time with her friends and family.

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Kirin Hardinger, they/them and he/him

Headshot of Kirin HardingerKirin is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Digital Interactive Games with plans to graduate in their third year. They are dedicated to improving the Honors College and creating the best student experience for everyone. In their free time, Kirin collects crystals, plays Stardew Valley, and develops mobile games.

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Shayan Hosseini, he/him

Headshot of Shayan HosseiniShayan is majoring in computer science and engineering and plans on pursuing an accelerated MBA degree here at the University. He is passionate about helping students get the best college experience and grow in their new home at the Honors College. In his free time, he loves to meet new people, stay active, and play group sports and board games. Most of all, he enjoys listening and talking to people.

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Joseph Jacobson, he/him

Headshot of Joseph JacobsonOriginally from Arbuckle, California, Joseph is majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. He believes the Honors College is invaluable in the services and opportunities it provides and is excited to help prospective students achieve their goals within the program. Joseph’s hobbies include playing the guitar, working out, playing video games and hanging out with friends. 

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Myra Lewis, she/her

Headshot of Myra LewisOriginally from Big Island, Hawaii, Myra is now at the University of Nevada, Reno on the pre-med track with a major in microbiology and immunology. She enjoys working with others to create great opportunities for Honors students and to guide them in places they need it. In her free time, Myra loves working out, meeting new people and taking naps. She is always excited to help others and to work on such a great team.

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Quinn Padovan, he/him

Headshot of Quinn PadovanQuinn is from Sparks, Nevada, and is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a pre-medical emphasis. He believes that the Honors College puts you around like-minded individuals and gives you valuable opportunities. He looks forward to working with students to help them discover the Honors College. In his free time, he likes to hang out with friends, run, hike, and ski in the Tahoe mountain range.

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Alyssa Reichert, she/her

Headshot of Alyssa ReichertFrom right here in Reno, NV, Alyssa is studying Civil Engineering along with a minor in Business Administration. She believes that the Honors College is the place where passionate, creative, and intelligent individuals belong. In her free time, Alyssa loves working out, trying new recipes, being outdoors, and spending time with friends. She is always excited to meet new people and get to know them.

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