Meet the New Honors Staff

This year we’re welcoming three new members to the Honors Office Team. If you haven’t had a chance to meet them in-person yet, here’s a little bit about them!

Samantha Campa


I am the Honors GA and a student in the Masters of Experiential Education program. I recently moved to Mankato from Omaha, NE where I ran the tutoring center at a community college. My passions include peer-supported learning and professional skill development in college. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, gardening, and eating ethnic foods of all kinds!

Linh Hoang

Linh Headshot

Hi! I work as the Student Experiences Coordinator which means that I help create events and communicate opportunities to help all Honors students find meaningful experiences while in the Honors program. You can usually find me at the front desk, and I’m probably more nervous about meeting you, so don’t be afraid to stop in and say hi! I’m always open to new ideas, so I encourage you to contact me if you have any new ideas for Honors events.

Also, I’m a Psychology major, so if anyone wants to stop in and talk about Pavlov, schemas, or any other dorky psychology stuff, I would love to geek out with you! During my free time, I enjoy long walks to the fridge and spending way too much time on Netflix.

Josie Braaten

Josie Braaten

Hi there! I am the Honors Social Media Relations Coordinator and Co-Editor of the program newsletter, the Beacon. I am a junior this year (wow, that’s slightly terrifying to think about), and my major is creative writing with a minor in theatre. Along with being involved in the Honors Program, I am also on the Cross Country and Track teams here at MNSU.

In all the spare time that I don’t have, I love to read, cook, hike, impulse online shop, and do pretty much anything outside. Even though it’s only going to get crazier, I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year brings!

Next time you are passing through Morris Hall, feel free to swing by the Lounge (MH 265) and say hello!