April ’22 Honors Student Features

Honors Features

Kiera Luu is a fourth-year Honors student majoring in Marine Science with a concentration in Aquaculture and a minor in Fisheries. Luu was recently accepted for a hatchery technician position at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Piney Point Oyster Hatchery – thanks to her extensive experience in oyster, scallop, and seaweed farming and intensive fish farming. After graduation, she looks forward to moving back to her home state and hopes to serve the coastal communities with sustainable oyster farming and conservation operations. When she is not studying up on bivalves and macroalgae, she is jamming or performing locally with her band Sizzle.


Abby Cadorette is a second-year Honors student studying Ecology and Environmental Science, with a concentration in Forest Ecosystems and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture. Embracing her love for the outdoors, last summer she was able to conduct research in various blueberry fields along Midcoast and Down East Maine. Cadorette now looks forward to continuing this work as an intern for UMaine Cooperative Extension! She is excited, “to watch the fields grow over the summer and for the harvest, in late July to early August!” When she isn’t busy in the blueberry barrens, Cadorette is a member of Team Maine, Divest UMS, and is a member of the 2024 Class Council.


Emma Grous is a third year Honors student studying English with a concentration in Professional & Technical Writing, and pursuing minors in Legal Studies, in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and in Sociology. Grous is also a consultant with the Writing Center, a facilitator for the course Honors 180 “A Cultural Odyssey”, and a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. When she is not caught between her studies and her work she serves as the Lead RA in the Honors Complex, “with a staff of 8 other amazing RAs.” Grous has been working as an RA since her sophomore year and looks forward to returning to the position next year.