Homecoming King Candidates
Artin Asadipooya - Artin Asadipooya is originally from Iran, but migrated to the United States in June of 2013, and to Kentucky in December of 2017. He is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Biology and Chemistry. He hopes to pursue an MD-PhD in the future and study the underlying mechanisms of substance use disorders. Beyond his academic endeavors, he serves as a Student Program Coordinator for Presentation U, Master of Ceremonies for the Alpha Chi Sigma co-ed Chemistry fraternity, an international student ambassador for the College of Arts & Sciences, and a research ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research. Additionally, he volunteers at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital surgery waiting room, serving patients and their families in any way he can. With the support of his loving parents, Kamyar Asadipooya and Mahshid Doroudchi, Artin is super grateful for their support as he continues his journey towards becoming a physician-scientist.
Bryson Fields - Bryson Fields, son of Jennifer Vincent and Brian Fields, is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He is a Political Science major with plans to earn his Master’s degree in Sports Management upon graduation this Spring. Bryson began his athletic and academic collegiate career at Lindsey Wilson College, where he played football and earned 2 Mid-South Championships and the 2020 NAIA National Championship. After playing two seasons, he transferred to the University of Kentucky to obtain his Bachelor's degree. Bryson is the President of the EXalted Epsilon Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the owner of KyFields Landscaping. He enjoys watching and playing football. Yet, one of his greatest passions is service and mentorship to the youth.
Harrison Goode - Harrison Goode is a Senior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Class 2024. He is studying Equine Science and Management with a minor in Agricultural Economics. Harrison plans to learn more about show horse breeds and how to improve the ethical treatment of all horses. Outside of class, Harrison enjoys Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences functions and participates on the University of Kentucky Saddle Seat team. He has served in an executive board position in ‘MANRRS’ for the past four years, this year he is excited to begin a new position as a member at large! Harrison is also on both the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association Youth Council and the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association DEI subcommittee. Last semester, Harrison Goode achieved awards such as the 2023 Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association’s National Senior Division High Point Champion through the UK Saddle Seat team and a leader on the Chapter of the Year award at the National MANRRS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia guiding the UK MANRRS chapter to their 8th consecutive win. Harrison has interned for John Deere the past two summers expanding his network, knowledge of the marketing world, and interest in the corporate space. Harrison states, “ I have had the most unique experiences the past four years at the University of Kentucky, I am grateful for everyone I have met that has influenced my path. I am honored to be a student at this institution.
Jason Marcus - Jason Marcus is a Senior from Chicago, Illinois, studying Political Science with a minor in Criminology on the Pre-Law track. He is the son of two wonderful parents, Julie and Mike Marcus. Jason serves as the Student Body Vice President and is a College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador for the department of Political Science. This year in office he aims to cultivate a campus environment that gives an experience like no other to every student here at UK. He aims to focus on equity and transparency within administration, engagement and integration of campus resources, and community-welfare for all students. After graduation, Jason hopes to attend law school and help represent the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In his free time, he enjoys running, cheering on the Cats, or going to Keeneland with his friends!
Joshua Griffith - Joshua Griffith, a Senior Neuroscience major and member of the Lewis Honors College. Joshua is from Greenup, Kentucky, and the Son of Darrell and Trina Griffith. Josh is involved in numerous organizations such as being Past President of Phi Delta Epsilon, the Markey Cancer Center Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) Program and the Appalachian Health Initiative among others. Beyond these affiliations, he is involved in campus life where he serves as a Representative on the University of Kentucky Appeals Board, Lewis Honors College Peer Mentor, Corporate Committee Member for Dance Blue, Arts & Sciences Ambassador, Visitor’s Center Tour Guide and Leadership Team, and is Co-Director of Wildcat Ambassadors. Additionally, He is an Undergraduate researcher for Dr. Joseph Kim, investigating gastrointestinal cancers. His academics and leadership earned him membership in the honor societies of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi and he will be attending UK’s College of Medicine.