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Mark Huerta and Alexis Gilbransen
No one predicted that a small project from a college ethics class would evolve into a full-fledged non-profit, yet Mark Huerta managed to make it happen.Mark HuertaThe Arizona State University doctoral student received the Barrett Alumni Award for Early Career Achievement last week for helping to establish the 33 Buckets Foundation, which works to...
Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond, who graduated Arizona State University with honors from Barrett Honors College in 2002, now is a sociology professor at Princeton University. He is a MacArthur "genius" grant recipient and author of the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award,...
Steven Rouk
Steven Rouk’s honors thesis was not what you might expect from a math major, but a typical numbers guy he was not.Steven RuokRuok, who graduated Arizona State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and honors from Barrett Honors College, also was a musician who in his sophomore year established a band called While We’re Up with...
Nicholaus Pfeiffer
Nicholaus Pfeiffer, a 2016 Barrett Honors College graduate, explored several areas of study before finding his true path.He started in business management, switched to economics with a business focus, then added finance as a double major and math as a minor. After a several semesters of ever changing focus, in his junior year he scrapped...
Sophie O'keefe Zelman
One is a social entrepreneur, one is a researcher, and the other works in the public affairs arena. They graduated in different years and followed various paths to success in their respective fields.One thing they have in common is that they got their start at Arizona State University and Barrett Honors College. These three outstanding honors...

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