Recent Graduates & Alumni Spotlights

Jess Esplin

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Jess Esplin

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Home town: Salt Lake City, UT

Major: Economics

Awards: Dean's List for 8 consecutive semesters, graduated cum laude, multiple scholarships from the Honors College

Post grad plans and happenings: I have been accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ph.D. program in Political Science with full funding. The program is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. I plan to study American Politics with an emphasis in elections, electoral reform, and voting behavior under the mentorship of the renowned scholars in the department. I am particularly excited to study this area while living in the swing state of Wisconsin!

Max Alfonso

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Max Alfonso

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Hometown: Draper, UT Major: Biomedical Engineering Post grad plans and happenings: I plan to work for BD Medical in Salt Lake City, Utah as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist. I also hope to buy a home at some point.

Jessica Valdes

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Jessica Valdes

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Hometown: Moab, UT Major: Psychology and Gender Studies Awards: Access and Leadership Honors scholarships, grad school funding Post graduation: I went to the University of Pennsylvania for a dual masters in social work and social policy.