A flyer for Honors Interest Communities
Honors Interest Communities create a space for Honors students with similar academic and social goals to learn and mingle. Each IC is led by a small group of mentors that includes Honors College members and UNT faculty. The mentors host events throughout the semester based on community members' inte​rests.
All Honors College students are welcome to attend IC events, regardless of major or field of study.

Honors College 2020-2021 BIPOC Interest Community Advisory Council

Headshot of Alyceson-Grace Eke Alyceson-Grace Eke

Hello! My name is Alyceson-Grace Eke; I am a senior Business Economics major graduating in May 2021 and entering the Master of Science in Economics program in Fall 2021. My career goals are to create my own tutoring services and build a financial literacy education program. I mostly find myself active in my student organizations and kickboxing in the evenings. I joined the BIPOC interest community to be a point of light for the incoming students of UNT, so they know that the Honors College has a plethora of knowledge and experiences from different walks of life. Even when I graduate, I hope to be a resource to incoming UNT students so they don’t have to walk the college journey alone.

If you ever need resources, Economics advice, or a friend to listen to you, reach out to me at Alyceson-GraceEke@my.unt.edu. I look forward to hearing from you!

Headshot of Victor Kajopelay Victor Kajopelay

Victor Kajopelaye was born in Houston, Texas. As a child, he was always curious and loved to learn/gain all the knowledge he could. In high school, Victor played multiple sports from football, powerlifting, golf, track, and many more. In addition to this, he also joined and even lead many organizations such as the student council, superintendent’s student council, principal student council, ASA, etc. Eventually, Victor graduated from Cypress Park High School in early May of 2020. Beginning his journey at the University of North Texas the following year where he is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. His long-term goal is to earn a doctorate in medicine and ultimately become a seasoned medical doctor. As a medical doctor, he hopes to provide healthcare services to support communities that have limited or no access to medical services both nationally and internationally through medical missions. At this point, he is focused on completing his bachelor’s degree and help increase the BIPOC community student life.

Headshot of Kaitlyn Youngblood Kaitlyn Youngblood

Kaitlyn Youngblood: Hi!! I’m Kaitlyn Youngblood. I am majoring in Biology and I absolutely love science. I enjoy studying but I also cherish making good use of free time to take care of my mental health. When all my work is done, you can find me painting, singing, or spending time with those closest to me. I am a proud member of the University of North Texas’ spirit group called Talons. This opportunity has shown me how valuable it is to find students similar to you and to foster friendly and professional relationships, alike.


I hope to impact UNT in a positive way by being a resource for my fellow Eagles to turn to.

Go Mean Green!

Headshot of Roberto Liam Menchaca Roberto Liam Menchaca

Hello! My name is Roberto Liam Menchaca. I am currently a Junior and was recently accepted for my major’s advanced graduate degree program. My goal in joining the BIPOC Interest Committee because was to help students in the Honors College feel accepted and welcomed. I feel that if my efforts can help even one Honors College student, it will have been time and effort well spent. Once we return to in-person classes full time, you’ll likely find me around the E-wing of Discovery Park or at Discovery Perks getting my caffeine fix. If you see me, don't hesitate to come up and introduce yourself!


Honors College 2020-2021 Arts Interest Community current mentors

Headshot of Cindy Ngo Cindy Ngo

Biochemistry major
My name is Cindy Ngo and my pronouns are she/her. I am a first generation student majoring in biochemistry with minors in biology, math, and photography. Although my interests in art and science seem divergent, I have a deep passion for both and hope to find a way to combine them in the future.

I am excited to be an Honors Interest Community Mentor because I love connecting with and advocating for students. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I enjoy making playlists on Spotify, hammocking, and photography.

Headshot of Mousham Bhattarai Mousham Bhattarai

Political Science and Broadcast Journalism major
I am an international student. I come from a small South Asian country, Nepal. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism. I have always had a dream to study in American university as I was fascinated by the idea of “American Dream”. My American Dream is to have a talk show of my own. I enjoy talking to people and exploring life and culture. For me, travelling around the world and exploring the beauty of places and people is a major goal, which I am determined to accomplish. I also enjoy learning about international politics and I plan to be involved with international political institutions in near future.

As I am an honors student, I believe that the Interest Community is a platform where I can build communication and leadership skills. Moreover, I take it as an opportunity to work together and bring constructive ideas to life. In addition to it, meeting new people, building connection and fostering knowledge and skills are also my motivations as an Arts Interest Community mentor. Therefore, I wanted to be the part of the Honors Interest Community, and I am very excited to contribute my part.

Headshot of Madison Rowberry Madison Rowberry

Pre-Studio Art major
I wanted to be part of the interest community because I wanted to get involved on campus, meet honors students with similar interests, and find opportunities for how being an honors student could benefit me as an art major. I’m currently studying communication design on the user experience track, and in the future I hope to work on design for sustainability or any kind of human-centered design. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and being outside!

Honors College 2020-2021 STEM Interest Community current mentors

Headshot of Beatriz Alapatt Beatriz Alapatt

Biochemistry major
Hi everyone! My name is Beatriz Alapatt. I am Biochemistry major with two minors in Biology and Spanish. After UNT, I hope to attend medical school. I am so happy to be a part of the STEM Interest Community. The community has been so helpful for me the past year. I learned so much about things I could do at my time in UNT and about different avenues I could take after graduation. Now, I want to share what I have learned as I help plan events. I hope to meet many new STEM majors and make new friends. Email me at beatrizalapatt@my.unt.edu with any questions or suggestions. I would love to hear from you.

Headshot of Esperanza Hinojos Espi Hinojos

Biology major
My name is Esperanza Hinojos, but I prefer to go by Espi. I am a pre-med student pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I hope to one day develop my own medical innovation for the minimization of physical scarring as a future reconstructive plastic surgeon. In addition to my Honors college leadership roles, I also serve as the 2021-2022 Director of Morale for Eaglethon. As a STEM Interest Community Coordinator as well as a member of the BIPOC Community Advisory Council, I am excited to help create an inviting atmosphere in the Honors College for students with varying backgrounds as well as those who are passionate for STEM.

Headshot of Catherine White Catherine White

Biochemistry major
Hi everyone! My name is Catherine White and I am a Biochemistry major in the Forensic Science program. I am excited to be a part of the STEM Interest Community because I will be able to plan events and more ways for everyone to get involved. My plan is to one day work in the FBI as a forensic specialist and coordinate with police departments around the country, or wherever I end up. I also love music and creating art!

Feel free to shoot me an email at catherinewhite2@my.unt.edu if you have any questions for me, or any suggestions for future events.