Alumni Spotlight

Honors Alumni Spotlight

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Alex Barth

Alex earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in the spring of 2017 as a chemistry major. She is currently attending Caltech for her PhD. She is photographed conducting materials science research in the lab of Dr. Yuriy Roman at MIT. Alex is completing the Certificate of Practice at Caltech, which she will receive upon graduation. During her graduate work, Alex received an institutional fellowship from Caltech, a National Science Foundation GRFP fellowship, and was one of forty finalists selected for the Hertz foundation fellowship.

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Alexa Pennavaria

Alexa earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 2016 as an anthropology major and museum studies minor. During her time in the honors program at FSU she taught honors colloquium courses, was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and the Bess H. Ward Honors Thesis Award. Alexa currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is a PhD student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center studying anatomy. She is photographed gathering data on human remains using a microscribe for her dissertation in Seoul, South Korea in 2018.




If you have other ideas about how to support the FSU Honors Program or suggestions about how to strengthen the relationships between present and past students, please contact Amy Haggard at or at 850-645-0967. Amy Haggard is our new Assistant Director for Alumni and Student Engagement. Her goal is to manage, develop and organize the alumni relations program for Honors, Scholars, and Fellows, as well as implement experiential learning opportunities to directly engage students and alumni.