The honors program: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Aarti Bhatt graduated from the Marquette University Honors Program in 2008 and the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2012.  She is currently in the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota. Her interests are in global health global health/tropical medicine and public health/urban underserved care. She plans to pursue a fellowship in infectious disease or HIV medicine and hopefully work abroad for some portion of her career.  She chose Minnesota for its robust pediatric program and the strong faculty presence and because Minneapolis has a large immigrant/refugee population which creates many opportunities and resources available for global health education and experience.

Ashley Hinkamper Dietrich graduated from the University Honors Program in 2012 and is currently on a pediatric inpatient rotation at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Psychology and was President of both Marquette Global Brigades and Club Tennis.  She was a tutor and an an Anatomy TA for Gross Anatomy.

The Journal Sentinel highlighted Ashely in a recent on line article, The Course of their Lives:!/the-first-cut/


Natalie Campbell-Owen graduated from the University Honors Program in 2011 with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Writing-Intensive English.  In summer 2011 Natalie was a recipient of an Honors Program summer research grant and a Women’s and Gender Studies fellowship, which funded her to travel to Uganda to examine prevalent educational theories in the classroom.  Through the Office of Residence Life at Marquette, Natalie served as an RA for Honors students.  Natalie is now working in El Salvador, evaluating study-abroad programs in universities and language schools and hosting international travel groups for the National Registration Center for Study Abroad.


Louise Gebel
graduated from the University Honors Program in May 2009 with a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish. She has lived in Washington, DC at the Associated Press as an ENPS News Production Specialist and now works in Multi-lingual Sales Engineering and Project Management as a News Project Manager at Masstech Group Inc. With a mix of technical know-how and a cool head under pressure, Louise helps journalists throughout the Americas put on television news in English, Spanish and Portuguese. All the travel affords her opportunities to experience the culture - and culinary highlights - of great destinations from California to North Carolina and Mexico to Chile.


Hilary Braseth
graduated from Marquette University in May 2011 with an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics. While at Marquette, she co-founded the University’s first co-ed a cappella group the Gold ‘N Blues and also traveled extensively to the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, rebuilding homes and conducting research in the post-Katrina climate. During her studies Hilary was also the initiator of Revitalizing Marquette, a series of events that involved faculty, administrators and students to dialogue across divisions, address controversial issues and develop strategies of how best to move forward as a community in the face of those issues. Hilary spent her Spring 2009 semester in Washington D.C. with Marquette’s Les Aspin Program, interning for a Congresswoman and studying on Capitol Hill. Throughout her four years, she worked as a Marquette tour guide in the admissions office and also as an intern for several Aldermen with the Milwaukee City Council.

After graduating, Hilary now finds herself living a starkly different lifestyle on the other side of the world in Guinea, West Africa, working as a Community Economic Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps. Her work involves building sustainable ecotourism and also a waste management and recycling system for her city, Dalaba.



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