Meet the Delegates


Matthew McSoley

My name is Matt McSoley and I’m a senior from Fort Lauderdale, FL. I’m studying Economics with minors in Chemistry and Biology and I plan on becoming an MD,MPH. Over the past three years I’ve worked as a data consultant at a Mental Health non-profit in Tallahassee which has inspired an interest in health data and public health. I’ll be working on a Master’s in Public Health next year and planning on attending medical school after that. I also play outfield and pitch on the FSU Club Baseball team and one of my best memories from my college years was playing in the Club College World Series in 2016. Picking a college can be a tough process and I’d be more than happy to help. If you have any questions about the Honors Program, playing a club sport, or FSU in general, please reach me at!


Madison Scarcella

Hi! My name is Madison, and I've been at Florida State since Fall of 2015. I study Marketing and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with the intention to enter the nonprofit sector after graduation. I grew up in Palm Coast, FL, and am the oldest of four kids. Disability advocacy is really important to me, especially since my sister and I are both Type 1 diabetics, so I've been involved with the University of Choice student initiative to make FSU a better place for students with disabilities. I also love planning fun social events and finding unique engagement opportunities for the Honors community through the Honors Student Association (HSA). If any of these things sound interesting to you (or if you'd like a personal tour of the best spots to hang your hammock on campus) send me an email! I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about Honors, FSU, or college life, in general.


Morgan Bradley

Hey guys! My name is Morgan and I am from Casselberry, FL (basically Orlando). I am currently a third year student here at FSU, and I am majoring in Clinical Professions within the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program with aspirations of going to Medical School in the near future. I am involved in many things on campus such as Greek Life and SSTRIDE, but my favorite by far is the FSU Medical Response Unit. Participating in the unit allows me to assist those in need of medical attention on campus, at football games, or even at FSU's Circus shows! Another very exciting thing I have the pleasure of being a member of is Honors Delegates, which allows me to reach out to prospective students and provide them with any information they wish to know about our amazing university. Something fun to know about me is I recently went on a medical mission trip to Cusco, Peru through an organization called MEDLIFE and since then I have discovered my newfound love for alpacas! I am very excited to be able to get in contact with you guys so please don't hesitate to email me with any questions you may have at! Go Noles!

Elizabeth Reynolds

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Reynolds and I am a Senior from Sarasota, Florida, majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. During my time at FSU I have been involved in Honors Delegates, the pre-med American Medical Student Association (AMSA), undergraduate research in the Psychology Department, and Lady Spirithunters. I have also participated in Relay for Life and Dance Marathon. When I am not on campus, I am usually working part-time at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital or taking my dog to Tom Brown Park. I plan to pursue a Masters in Healthcare Administration after graduation. I would love to answer any questions you may have about FSU or the Honors Program! Email me at

Sarah Joyce

Hi my name is Sarah Joyce and I am a Senior from Orlando, FL, double majoring in Human Resource Management and Psychology. During my time at FSU I have been involved with Honors Delegates, the undergraduate research opportunities program, the Society for Human Resource Management, and Lady Spirithunters. When I’m not busy with work or school, I enjoy running at Cascades Park, traveling, and attending Seminole sporting events. I would love to talk to you about FSU and answer any questions you have! Please feel free to email me at

Allison Prater

Hi! My name is Allison and I’m a junior from Tallahassee, Florida. I’m a double major in Studio Art (Ceramics) and Family and Child Sciences. When I’m not in the studio, I enjoy boating with my family, coaching cheerleading at my old high school, and traveling to new places. I even got the chance to travel and study abroad in Spain last year! If you’re looking to visit Tallahassee and hear more about FSU, reach out and let me show you my hometown!

Mallory McGovern

Hi, my name is Mallory McGovern. I’m a sophomore from Fort Myers, FL, and I am double majoring in History and International Affairs. I am a Presidential Scholar, and I will also be a colloquium leader for incoming freshman in the honors program next year. My other involvements have included working on research through the UROP program and being a member of Phi Sigma Pi. One of my favorite things to do is eat locally and travel, so I am super excited to be studying abroad in Prague this summer! Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the honors program, presidential scholars, UROP, study abroad, or really anything to do with college in general. Go noles! Email:!

Keegan Schaal

I am sophomore from Lakeland, Florida studying Actuarial science with minor in Business as well as looking to pursue a second major in Sports Management. I hope to ultimately become a sports statistician for a professional sports team. I’m avid FSU sports fan that attends all different types of events. I am heavily involved within Campus Recreation as an intramural official for flag football and basketball. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf at one of the many courses around Tallahassee, watching and participating in sports with friends, and participating in a variety of fantasy sports. Feel free to contact me at my email with any questions regarding the FSU Honors Program or life in general at Florida State.

Matthew Casamayer

Hey there! My name is Matthew and I’m a Junior from Miami, Florida. I’m majoring in Media and Communications Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Aside from Honors Delegates, I am also a digital intern at Moore Communications Group, where I work hands on managing professional social media accounts and handling the data it yields. One day, I hope to open my own communications firm with all that I’ve learned. I enjoy going to the FSU reservation with my roommates, fishing, and relaxing on a good video game. If you want to chat about Honors, gaming, or anything in between, feel free to reach out to me at


Allison Lang

I’m a Junior from Jacksonville, Florida, where I completed the IB program at Stanton College Preparatory School. I’m pursuing a dual degree in Political Science and International Affairs, with minors in French and SAS Programming and Data Analysis. I’m a member of the second Presidential Scholars cohort. Since freshman year, I’ve tutored both international students at FSU through the Center for Global Engagement as well as refugee children in local elementary schools through the Migrant & Refugee Education Alliance (MREA). I received the Gilman fellowship to study abroad during Summer 2017 in Paris, France through International Programs. I’ve completed research regarding the International Court of Justice through the UROP program. Additionally, I’ve served as an Honors Colloquium Leader, Honors Peer Mentor, and I’ve been involved in Honors Delegates since freshman year. I look forward to answering any questions you may have, so feel free to contact me at


Travis Burhart

Hello! My name is Travis, and I am sophomore from Franklin, Tennessee majoring in Environment and Society and earning certificates in SAS Programming and Leadership Studies. In addition to being in the Honors Program, I am also a member of the Presidential Scholars Program. Outside of classes, I am a campus tour guide and an Honors Colloquium Leader, where I instruct an honors freshman seminar in the fall. This past summer, I received a stipend from FSU to complete a month-long backpacking course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. This support from Florida State has helped me decide to attend a graduate program in Parks and Recreation and work in the outdoor education field after my undergraduate years. If you have any questions about my major and certificates, the Presidential Scholars Program, or funding opportunities at Florida State, don’t hesitate to reach out at

Koren Cole

I’m a junior from West Palm Beach, Florida majoring in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Business. I’ve been involved with Honors Delegates since freshman year, and also play for the FSU Women’s Rugby team. I plan on pursuing a job in cybersecurity after I graduate. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, running and exploring nearby parks and nature trails. Please reach out if you have any questions about FSU or the Honors program!

Morgan Butz

I am a senior from Charlotte, North Carolina majoring in Actuarial Science and Economics with a minor in business. I am the president of Future Seminole Actuaries and Treasurer of Honors Delegates. I am a huge FSU football fan and avid Strozier library occupant. In my free time I play many intramural sports, make wheel thrown pottery at the Art Center, and love playing board games with friends. Please reach out with questions you have about being in Honors at FSU.!

Lexi Himelhoch

Hi my name is Lexi Himelhoch and I am a sophomore from Tampa, Florida. I am currently majoring in Psychology with minors in both Biology and Business. On campus, I am a Research Assistant in the Psychology Department and also participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program as a freshman. I am also involved in Greek Life and serve on the Executive Board of my sorority. After undergrad, I plan to obtain my PhD in Clinical Psychology. In my free time you can find me dancing with Dance Tallahassee or studying in a cute coffee shop around campus. Please feel free to reach out to me at if you have any questions or just want to talk!


Sheena Chege

My name is Sheena Chege and I am a pre-med sophomore here at Florida State. My hometown is Fort Myers, Florida, but I was born in Kenya. I currently live in an off-campus apartment complex with my older sister. I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) and work as a teaching assistant for one of their freshman seminar classes. I am a member of Honors Medical Scholars Society, and also teach eighth grade biology through FSU College of Medicine’s SSTRIDE program. During my freshman year, I participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and worked in a research lab in the Department of Family and Child Sciences. I also volunteered at a local daycare with the Early Learning Coalition, which provides childcare to underprivileged families. I love working with children and aspire to be a pediatrician. My interests include community service, reading, and spending time with my miniature dachshund. If you have any questions about the honors program or being a student at FSU, please feel free to reach out to me!


Cassie Nicolace

Hi, I'm Cassie! I was born and raised in Vero Beach, FL and I'm a junior in the Advertising program here at Florida State. I really fell in love with the communications field when I got here, so I’m involved in The College of Communication Student Leadership Council, serve on the board of the Advertising Club, and have completed a few internships within my field. I’ve also dipped my toe in the undergraduate research world by studying within Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication and am currently going through the process of preparing for graduate school. When I’m not studying or working, I destress by playing ultimate frisbee on Landis Green, drinking good coffee, or begging my family to send me pictures of my Standard Poodle, Gordon. If you have questions about anything I mentioned above, or would just like to talk about what it’s like to live in Tallahassee and attend Florida State, please, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Mark Salters

I’m a sophomore from Tallahassee, FL majoring in Political Science and Economics. I’m a legislative aide in Student Senate and involved in Noles for Gwen Graham. I also work in the FSU athletic department at Student Academic Services. I hope to one day get my law degree and run for office. In my free time I enjoy playing Tennis, watching all sorts of FSU sports, and playing fantasy sports with my friends. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Tatum Shannon

I am a third year student from Jacksonville, Florida majoring in International Affairs and Chinese and obtaining minors in French and Education. I am a Presidential Scholar and have served as an Honors Colloquium Leader and a Resident Assistant in the Honors residence hall. On campus I am an English Conversation Club leader for international students. During my summers I interned at an NGO in Seoul, South Korea. In the summer and Fall of 2017, I studied Chinese in Tianjin, China and Taipei, Taiwan. In the future, I plan on working for the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. If you have any questions, especially about study abroad, please feel free to send me an email!


Alessa Lacarta

Hi! I’m a sophomore from Saint Augustine, Florida and an IB graduate from Nease High School studying Media Communication Studies and Marketing with a minor in Spanish. In addition to Honors Delegates, I am a member of Florida State Greek life, serve as the Public Relations Director on the executive board for FSU Homecoming, and am participating in an off-campus Public Relations internship. If I’m not in class, I can usually be found on the second floor of Strozier Library or at the Starbucks on Woodward with a Strawberry Acai Refresher (Ventis only). If you have any questions or concerns about how to balance school with extracurriculars or are just generally curious about how to have a smoother transition process, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Shalom Chege

My name is Shalom Chege and I am senior here at Florida State University. I am originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and my family now lives in Fort Myers, Florida. My major is Exercise Physiology, and I also have minors in Biology and Psychology. I am an aspiring physician who will be attending medical school this summer. Some of my interests at FSU include leadership positions that I have held in Honors Medical Scholars Society, and in the FSU College of Medicine SSTRIDE program, where I worked as an Algebra I teacher in a nearby school. I am also incredibly involved in service and have worked with many organizations on campus and around Tallahassee. I would love to hear from you, go ‘Noles!

Rebekah Whittington

I’m a senior from Peachtree City, GA double majoring in Finance and Real Estate. During my time at Florida State University, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Camp Kesem, Honors Delegates, and Garnet and Gold Key. When I’m not cheering on the Seminoles, I try to spend as much time outside as possible including hiking, canoeing at the FSU Reservation, and walking my dog at Lake Ella. In Fall 2018, I will be attending law school. I would love to answer any questions you have about FSU or Tallahassee! You can reach me by email at

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