Honors College Students Named in Ink’s 30 Under 30

Honors College students LeAnna Cates and Tin Ho were both recently featured in Ink’s 30 Under 30!

LeAnna Cates graduated from the Honors College in 2017 with a degree in biology. While at UMKC, she was actively involved with Lucerna, UMKC’s only interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal. She is still actively involved in research on the Zika virus with the UMKC Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Group. LeAnna has also spoken fervently about how the Honors College compelled her to attend UMKC, and credits her honors professors with helping her develop the leadership and resilience that have allowed her to succeed:

I chose UMKC because of the Honors College. One professor in particular, Dr. Gayle Levy, arranged a very personalized visit for me. I shadowed an honors student in an honors genetics course; that was the first time I had heard about the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and I knew I wanted to be a part of the exciting research going on in Kansas City.

You can read more about LeAnna’s projects on UMKC Today, and you can read her full Ink 30 Under 30 profile here.

Tin Ho came to UMKC as an international student from Vietnam. In the short time that he has been in Kansas City, he has created three successful tech startup companies, including a video game development agency and a food delivery app. Tin enjoys the thrill that accompanies new innovations and is actively looking for more opportunities to solve problems and help various populations in a wide array of ways.

Learn more about Tin’s journey by reading his Ink 30 Under 30 profile, and see the full list of winners here.