Arizona Space Grant Consortium Alumna Named “Outstanding Senior” in UA College of Engineering

This fall, each department in the University of Arizona’s College of Science nominated an outstanding senior who went above and beyond during their time as a Wildcat. We are pleased to share their stories as they reflect on their time at UArizona. Our final Outstanding Senior is Kristen Saban in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, who was also named the Outstanding Senior in the College of Science.

Kristen Saban

Hometown: Jericho, New York

Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
College of Science: Why did you choose your area of study? 

Saban: I was born and raised on Long Island, New York, where I didn’t have much exposure to completely natural landscapes. When I first started my journey at the University of Arizona, I was surrounded by unique cacti, shrubs, and lizards for the first time. I was fascinated by the biodiversity that surrounded me throughout the Sonoran Desert, and I found it fascinating to think about how anything was able to thrive in the harsh environment. These experiences filled me with questions of evolution and adaptation to novel environments, which pointed me in the direction of the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department. I have absolutely loved my time exploring these questions further through coursework and research in EEB.

Read the full article on the Arizona Space Grant Consortium Website.

Author Credit: Adam Gonzales

Image Credit: Kristen Saban / Arizona Space Grant Consortium / University of Arizona

Original Post Date: Dec. 13, 2023