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HUR Staff Spotlight: Annabelle Aymond

Honors and Undergraduate Research welcomes Annabelle Aymond, our newest Program Assistant! Her responsibilities include working with the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors and Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal.

Annabelle Aymond - Program Assistant
Annabelle Aymond – Program Assistant

Annabelle is from Houston, Texas and is one of the loudest and proudest members of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014. She graduated in the spring of 2014 with a B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies and a Minor in Japanese Language.

Annabelle grew up in an artistic and academic household, learning the tricks of the trade—such as how printing works, how to take photographs and color theory—from her mother and grandmother. She got her real start after landing a position as photographer and sales associate at a local photography studio and went on to gain more experience with photographic composition, camera equipment, photo editing and more. When Annabelle was a sophomore at Texas A&M, she was accepted to be a part of Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal as layout designer and editor. Also during her time as a Texas A&M undergraduate, Annabelle worked for the office of Scholarships & Financial Aid as a Marketing Assistant where she developed her more formal creative marketing and web design skills. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her activities as an undergraduate would change her professional life forever by letting her interest in graphic design and advocacy for research develop into a profession.

Annabelle will use these skills and interests to make the office of Honors and Undergraduate Research more visible on- and off- the Texas A&M University campus so that students from any background are aware of the opportunities we provide.

In her free time, Annabelle does freelance marketing, design and photography. She adores her cat, Mauser, and enjoys music, technology, cartoons, as well as learning about topics related to astronomy, sustainable development and mental health.


Student Recognized for Work on Undergraduate Journal

Senior telecommunications major and Explorations Student Executive Board member Annabelle Aymond was recently profiled for her work with the undergraduate journal on the TAMU College of Liberal Arts news page. Here is an excerpt from that post:

“It’s really just become part of my life,” said Aymond.

Now in her third year working on the journal, the Woodlands native serves as a member of the executive board and is in charge of the journal’s layout design.

“The executive board members basically run the whole show,” said Aymond. “We do everything from planning how we’re going to do the proposals, accepting research proposals from undergrads, communicate to advisors and deans and other faculty members what we think is best for students.”

“Doing Explorations has been more meaningful to me for job prospects because I really enjoy looking at research, I love reading research and I love academics,” said Aymond. “This school is full of opportunity and I hope that other students can use it.”

Annabelle Aymond (left) and Dr. Suma Datta (right), Executive Director for Honors and Undergraduate Research pose with the latest Explorations cover art.
Annabelle Aymond (left) and Dr. Suma Datta (right), Executive Director for Honors and Undergraduate Research pose with the latest Explorations cover art.

To read the full post on the TAMU College of Liberal Artsnews page, visit

To learn more about Explorations and how you can get involved, visit