The Honors leadership is committed to supporting a vibrant and diverse group of academically motivated students in the Honors Scholar Program. To serve that end, a group of high performing Honors students who are committed and passionate about the Honors program are chosen each year to work as a team of Honors Navigators.
Honors Navigators provide the student perspective on the Honors experience, and often meet with prospective and current students, parents, administrators, and faculty. The Navigator team represents the Honors Scholar Program at orientations, college presentations, panel discussions, receptions, social activities, and other outreach events.
Additionally, these talented students mentor new Honors students in the expectations, rigors, and opportunities within the Honors Scholar Program. Often Navigators can be found in the Honors Lounges, as a contact for the Honors program and as a resource for all it has to offer.
The mission of the HSP Navigator Program is to build a supportive, welcoming and challenging community of academically motivated Honors students. The Navigators are the public representatives of the HSP and are a select group of skilled, knowledgeable and motivated honors students who are passionate about the MiraCosta Honors Scholar Program. Navigators will share the benefits of the MiraCosta Honors Scholar Program with prospective and current students, administration and staff. As proud Honors students, we will strive to strengthen the program’s relationships among faculty, staff, students, and the HSP community.
Hi, everyone! My name is Brooke Tyler. After graduating high school I took some time off from my education to travel and experience the world. During this time I learned some wonderful things about myself, and discovered the true value of pursuing a higher education. I was drawn to the MiraCosta Honors Scholar Program due to their focus on transferring to a four year university, and the enriched educational experience it offers. I am now in my third year at MiraCosta College and my second year in the Honors Scholar Program. Through the Honors Scholar Program I have improved my academic abilities, been exposed to exceptional transferring opportunities, conducted individual research, participated in academic conferences, and built great relationships with my fellow peers. I could not be more thrilled to continue to be a part of this community, and I am extremely ecstatic to be an Honors Navigator for another year. I am currently a mathematics major doubling in computer science with high hopes of transferring to UCSD. Go Tritons! Outside of my studies I enjoy reading, traveling, being active, playing violin, going to shows, volunteering across San Diego County, and playing video games. If you ever have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to come to me. I am looking forward to getting to know our new and prospective HSP members, as well as continuing to grow with our current community!
Hello everyone! My name is Mahnoor Mian and I started attending MiraCosta College after graduating from E O Smith high school in Storrs, Connecticut. This is my third year at MiraCosta, my second year in the honors program, and my first year as a navigator! I initially joined the program for the outstanding research opportunities available and last year I was fortunate enough to present at three academic conferences (HTCC, BHC, and PCUMC). I started my first semester here as an economics major and after switching around a few times am now majoring in math. I’m hoping to transfer to UC Berkeley or UCLA in Fall 2016. In my free time I love making art (sculpture and drawing more than anything), spending time with my family and friends, travelling, reading, trying new coffee shops, and watching TV. I’m so excited to meet you all this year and for all of the wonderful events we have planned. Please let me know if you have any questions I would be happy to answer them!
Hello! My name is Bridget O’Brien. I graduated from Vista High School in the class of 2014 and have been attending MiraCosta College since the Fall of 2014. Although my transition to a community college was a bit rocky at first, I found my perfect niche in our wonderful Honors Scholar Program. The Honors Scholar Program has allowed me to not only focus on my academic endeavors, but meet so many dedicated students who are not only great friends but a great motivation! In just one year, the program has already given me great opportunities like presenting my unique research at UC Irvine at the HTTC Conference as well as at Stanford University at the Bay Area Research Symposium. Currently I am pursuing a career in the medical field with the hopes of one day becoming a surgeon. I am a Biology major and plan on transferring to a 4 year University in the next two years. Aside from my studies, I work at a health clinic in Vista. In my downtime I enjoy playing Tennis, travelling, hiking, listening to music, attending concerts, and finding obscure coffee shops for studying. I am also a Netflix and fitness enthusiast. I am beyond excited for the upcoming semesters and am so looking forward to making many more friends in our Honors family!
Hello, everyone. My name is Brenna Arant. I began taking dance and mathematics classes at MiraCosta while still in high school. The summer after graduating in 2014, I started attending MiraCosta as a full time student and joined the Honors Scholar Program. Being an active member in Honors and participating in its numerous academic opportunities and social events has challenged me to be a more focused and motivated student, helped me to grow as an individual, and facilitated new friendships. Among these was the chance to present original research at the Honors Transfer Council of California conference in March of 2015. I am an economics major and plan to transfer to a four year university in the fall of 2016. While I enjoy academics, I am also interested in horseback riding, dance, spending time with friends and family, playing piano, singing, and writing music.
Farshud Sorourifar is a returning student to MiraCosta. After graduating from Vista High School in the class of 2010, he pursued a career as an automotive technician. After receiving his associates in applied sciences for automotive and diesel technology and working as a lead diagnostic technician, he realized that his passion was in education and science. Upon returning to school for a year, he decided to make academia his primary goal, and left the automotive industry. He is now pursuing a major in chemical engineering with the intent getting into the field of research and development.
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