UHP Alumni

Notable UHP Alumni

Featured below are some of our outstanding UHP alumni!

Katie Logsdon

Class of 2017

Majors: Anthropology, Health and Society

Katie is now in P.A. school at UTSW. As an SMU student, she made 2 Summer trips to The Netherlands (funded by Richter and Engaged Learning) and has now had her manuscript accepted for publication by the journal Midwifery:


Katie Logsdon and Carolyn Smith-Morris. (2017). “An Ethnography on Perceptions of Pain in Dutch 'Natural' Childbirth.” Midwifery. (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/midwifery)

Katie began developing this project in the UHP Sophomore Seminar that resulted in receiving a grant to begin her research under the Richter Fellowship.  

Rahfin Faruk

Class of 2015
Summa cum laude

Majors: Economics, Political Science, Public Policy and Religious Studies

SMU graduate and University Honors Program Alumnus Rahfin Faruk has received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The highly selective scholarship is awarded each year to up to 40 intellectually distinguished Americans to advance knowledge in the scholars’ chosen fields and to promote understanding of Britain.

A President’s Scholar, he was selected to serve as the voting student member of the SMU Board of Trustees. He led the University’s student newspaper, The Daily Campus, and the Tower Center Student Forumwhere students examine politics and public policy. In 2014 he was one of only 59 U.S. college students awarded a Truman Scholarship, which recognizes “change agents” who are committed to public service.

As a Marshall Scholar, Faruk will pursue Master’s degrees in development finance at the University of Reading and in comparative social policy at the University of Oxford. He intends to focus on financial inclusion, ensuring that individuals, particularly the most vulnerable, and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs in an ethical and sustainable way. 

Katherine Boomer

Class of 2013

Majors: Marketing, Spanish Minor

Katherine is a proud San Francisco Bay Area transplant to Dallas. She graduated Magna Cum Lade with her degree in Marketing and a minor in Spanish in 2013. As a student, Katherine loved giving tours as an SMU Ambassador, studying abroad in Costa Rica, serving as Recruitment Chair for her sorority and participating in RUF. In the classroom, Katherine developed a love for verbal and written communication and working with others to solve problems. She has channeled these passions toward a career in management consulting with Sendero, where she has gained invaluable industry experience focused on project management, acquisition planning, technology implementation and organizational change management within the retail and utilities industries. Katherine has grown immensely in her career, empowered by the firm educational foundation she gained as a Mustang, and specifically as part of the University Honors Program.