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.
Brooke Tyler, Head Navigator
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 second semester at MiraCosta College and my first semester in the Honors Scholar Program. Already I have improved my academic abilities through the HSP, been exposed to exceptional transferring opportunities, and built great relationships with my fellow peers. I could not be more thrilled to be a part of this community and I am extremely ecstatic to be an Honors Navigator. I am currently a Communications major with high hopes of transferring to UCLA. Go Bruins! Outside of my studies I enjoy reading, traveling, being active, playing violin, going to shows, volunteering at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 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 everyone better next semester, and making it your best semester at MiraCosta yet!
Hi, my name is Alexxa Maitia and I’m ecstatic to be a Navigator for the Honors Program! I joined the program last year and absolutely loved it! I was homeschooled for most of my life and received my high school diploma at the age of sixteen. I enjoyed independent study because I felt that I was given a greater opportunity to study and learn the curriculum. The HSP allows students that same experience because of their smaller, more intimate class sizes. In my free time I love to volunteer and take part in my community. Currently I am the representative of several charities and organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Oceanside Fire Department, the Fire Prevention Association, Red Light Traffic, and several more. This past year I was crowned Miss Teenage California and look forward to competing in Miss Teen America. My goal is to transfer to UCLA to receive my MBA in business economics and minor in computer science. Ultimately, I want to become the CEO of Make-A-Wish San Diego.
Hello friends! My name is Laura Martin. I started at MiraCosta and in the Honors program in the Summer of 2013. I am a Molecular Biology major on a pre-med track and have high hopes of continuing my education at Berkeley in the Fall of 2015. The Honors Program has set me up for great success with all the opportunities it offers, from transfer days to challenging course work to research conferences. Not only has the Honors Program facilitated my academic growth but also my personal and social growth. I have met some of the most wonderful people through this program and have made lasting relationships with both students and faculty. Outside of MiraCosta, I am cross enrolled at Cal State San Marcos to participate in their Army ROTC program in order to earn my commission as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation. I am also an intern at Palomar Hospital. My ultimate goal is to be a Trauma Surgeon in the Army. In my free time I like to bake, hike, thrift shop, and try new restaurants. I spend tons of time in the Oceanside Honors lounge so I will be seeing you all around. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have. I can’t wait to get to know all of you!
Hey everyone! My name is Ian Rigby, and I have been a student at MiraCosta since Fall 2011. This will be my second semester in the Honors Scholar Program, and I am so happy to be a part of it as a Navigator. This program has given me a community where not only can I pursue my academic interests more thoroughly but also truly prepare myself to transfer to a four year university. I am a double major in linguistics and psychology, and I hope to transfer to UC Berkeley in Fall 2015. Having eventually completed graduate school, I intend to become an academic researcher in the field of psycholinguistics. When I find myself with free time I like to play tennis, hike, or just relax with my friends. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I am truly excited for this upcoming year in the Honors Scholar Program, as I know it is going to be a great one. I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello All, My name is Teresa Murphy. I have been at MiraCosta since 2012 and I will be going into my 3rd year at MiraCosta this fall. I truly appreciate all of the support MiraCosta has provided me with throughout my educational journey. As a Navigator, I hope to provide students with the same encouragement and support that I have experienced. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the Honors Students involved in the program. I am currently working on transferring to a four-year university for fall 2015. Some other places you may find me on campus: I am also a Mental Heath Peer Educator through Health Services and I am also a DSPS student. My life experiences have led me to aid in the break down of stigmatization between society/educational systems and those who struggle with learning challenges and those who suffer from mental illness. Though the support of MC Health Services, presentations and communication I am able to teach students about the facts. Outside of school some of my hobbies include, playing tennis, staying active with yoga and Pilates, creating films and also staying in touch with my artistic side through music and painting. Please feel free to spark up a conversation with any questions you may have I would be more than happy to assist you!
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