Honors Navigator Program
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.
Navigator Application and Job Descriptions
- Navigator Application
- Peer Mentoring-Oceanside
- Peer Mentoring-San Elijo
- Outreach- Oceanside
- Outreach- San Elijo
- Public Relations and Social Media
Hey everybody! My name is Loren Vevaina. I am so excited to be an Honors Navigator this year! This is my second semester at MiraCosta and there is no better place than the Honors Program to make a smooth transition to a four-year university. I am hoping to transfer to either UCLA or UC Berkeley in Fall 2014. I joined the Honors Program to be surrounded by like-minded students, who encourage each other to reach our academic goals. The Honors program offers many great opportunities. My small classes have enabled me to build strong relationships with my peers and professors. As an honors student I participated in transfer days. After visiting the UCLA campus and exploring the opportunities it has to offer, I knew it was the perfect fit for me. In addition, the social events offered have helped me get to know my peers in a fun environment. Outside of school, I enjoy going on hikes, playing guitar, running, traveling, and interning at the YMCA for the Youth and Government program. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask, after all that’s what I’m here for. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and making this the best year yet!
Hi everyone! My name is Abraham Ibanez, but most people know me as Abe. I was born in Mexico City, and I lived in San Diego for seven years when I was younger. I have moved back and forth between the US and Mexico a couple of times. I’ve been at MiraCosta since Spring 2012 and this will be my second semester in the Honors Scholar Program. The program has allowed me to take my education to a whole new level, and truly connect with my peers. My favorite subject in school has always been mathematics, but the program has taught me to enjoy all the other subjects. I am planning to transfer to Arizona State University and major in Economics. During my free time I really enjoy cycling and playing video games. I’ve been cycling for a bit over a year, and I have been slowly transitioning into triathlons. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any question you may have. If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know. I’m really looking forward to great year in the program.
Hey everyone! My name is Jillian Walsh and I am in my fifth semester here at MiraCosta, as well as my fifth semester as a member of the Honors Program. I am a chemistry major and it is my goal to become a clinical laboratory scientist. I love just about everything math or science related, so if you have any questions about any science or math classes, I can help you out! I joined the honors program my first semester at MiraCosta and I could not have made a better decision. By going on educational transfer trips and participating in various fun honors events, I have made great friends and am a part of a supportive and incredible community. If I’m not studying or hanging out with friends, you will most likely find me at the beach reading, tanning or playing volleyball. I can’t wait to meet all of you this next semester so we can make this the most exciting, educational and fantastic year!
Howdy! I’m Nick and I hail from eastern Canada. Proud to make San Diego my home for the last two years; life is great out here! MiraCosta has been my academic home since Fall 2011 and the Honors Scholar Program welcomed me into their ranks in Fall of 2012. Prior to MiraCostsa, I attended a community college in Canada for three years earning a degree in I.T.–Web Development and picking up some business courses along the way. While my years of academia keep accumulating, I do have a goal in mind; I would like to transfer to a 4-year university (An Ivy League, Stanford, UCB, or UCLA), finish my undergraduate studies in Statistics and Computer Science, then venture into the world of graduate studies. The Honors Scholar Program has been a fantastic environment to prepare for the coming challenges of university (These classes aren’t pushovers!) and has opened my eyes to the joys of college outside academic rigor (Beach bashes, Transfer Days, honors conferences, all awesome!) Beyond college, I’ve enjoyed San Diego’s beautiful beaches, entertainment, and attractions; skydiving, ocean kayaking, snorkeling off La Jolla cove, cycling the 101, watching professional show-jumping, and a host of other activities! So feel free to meet up and say hello, ask any questions, or hang around the lounge with me. Looking forward to an excellent year!