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Welcome UHP Program Manager Ben Faulkner

A note from Ben Faulkner, our new Program Manager. Join us for an open house on Friday, January 19th between 12:30 and 2 in the Club Room to meet Ben in person!

Hello, everyone! I’m Ben Faulkner, and I’m excited to be joining the University Honors Program this year as your new advisor. Thank you for welcoming me into your wonderful community of deep learners and caring citizens.

A little about me: I spent the last three years in the second largest city in Washington state, Spokane, which is about five hours east from Seattle (four if you’re breaking the speed limit.) There I managed the honors program at the Community Colleges of Spokane and advised an awesome group of honors students. One of my favorite parts of that job was career advising, so if you ever want to talk career stuff, I’m all yours.

Before that, I taught high school philosophy and psychology at a bilingual school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. There I cultivated my love of teaching, learning, and working with students to achieve their fullest potential, both in and outside the classroom. I’m also a huge philosophy nerd, so if you ever need an existential thought-partner, count me in.

In my spare time, I like to write, read, run, explore, daydream, and engage in “curiosity conversations” with cool people (which I’m hoping will soon include all of you.) I’m looking forward to meeting you, hearing your stories, sharing your journeys, and supporting you in any way I can.

Oh, and the key to my heart is cake. Lemon, chocolate, and/or red velvet to be precise.

(Just thought I’d slip that in.)

Cheers to the start of a new semester! Can’t wait for the adventures to come.