Honors College: Administrative and Student Leaders

People are an important part of any organization. The Honors College relies heavily on students — like you — to make our programs and offerings the best they can be. Below you will find some information about the administrative and student leaders on campus. To see a profile of some of our former leaders and alumni, please visit our Alumni Page.

Honors College Student Officers: 2019-2020

I am Anu Deepika Sunkara (left) and I serve as the Honors College Co- President. I am a triple major graduating senior pursuing degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.  Following the completion of these degrees I plans to pursue a career in medicine. During my time at WAU I have had the privilege of serving in various leadership positions and had the honor and privilege of working next to world premiere scientists, and national award recipients at the Center for Prostate Disease Research, an organization associated with Walter Reed Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University. You can reach me at asunkara@wau.edu.

My name is Jonathan Beebe (right) and I am the Executive Vice President of the Honors College. I’m a Junior Political Studies student with a minor in French. I am very involved with music on campus and am passionate about climate activism, physical health, history, and poetry. My goals after I graduate are to pursue post-graduate degrees in environmental policy and then work in the international environmental sector working to deal with the global climate crisis. My email address is jbeebe@wau.edu.

My name is Wendy Reyes (left) and I currently serve as the Honors College Secretary. I’m a  sophomore double majoring in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Pre-Med & Biochemistry with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. I am a member of multiple recognized honors societies nationwide such as Phi Eta Sigma, NSLS, and Alpha Chi, and am the recipient of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics Award. One of my main motivations in pursuing a career in the sciences includes finding ways for preventing illnesses rather than treating them and bringing humankind closer to their Creator’s original plan. You can reach me at wmreyes@wau.edu.

My name is Valerie Michelle Neyra (right), but I go by Michelle. I am a junior at Washington Adventist University with a major in Public Relations Communications and Honors College Interdisciplinary Double Major. I am currently the Public Relations Officer for the Honors College.  I am an avid reader, writer, graphic designer, and photographer. I spent a year studying in Italy and after college I plan to return to Europe and make a future there. My email address is vneyra@wau.edu.