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Valedictorian and Salutatorians

Heather Walker

Heather Walker, a political science major with a minor in sociology and an emphasis in legal studies, grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She is the youngest child born to Julia and Verdon Walker. She declared as a political science major in her application to BYU, and never looked back. During her time at BYU, she has enjoyed working as a teaching assistant and research assistant for various professors. She was also the recipient of the Garth Jones Scholarship. Additionally, for her last two years of college, she was a Wheatley Fellow. She also had the opportunity to work as an intern in DC for the Department of Justice. Following her time in DC, she was a CSED fellow and in this last year was an author for BYU’s Prelaw Review. She would especially like to thank all of the wonderful mentors and professors she was privileged to work with and learn from during her time at BYU, as well as her family and friends for their support and encouragement.
Eliza Ruth Bennett, a political science major with minors in international development and global women’s studies.... Read More
Max Esplin, a political science major, was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Orange County, CA. While a student, Max has worked as a construction laborer... Read More