Meet the USG Student Ambassadors

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About

Zoey

Zoey Senzel '20

Senior Ambassador

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Jewish Day School

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Zoey once met Barack Obama in Rockville!

Favorite thing about USG: Getting the same degree but enjoying the benefits of small class sizes.

Learn from Zoey how students benefit from resources at both USG and their home university!

 

Tiffany

Tiffany Flowers '21

Tour Trainer

University: Towson University
Program: Elementary Education/Special Education
Transferred From: Frederick Community College

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Tiffany grew up in Hawaii and is the 2020-2021 Student Council President!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes.

 

Francheska

Francheska Pineda '21

Tour Trainer

University: UMBC
Program: Psychology
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Gaithersburg High School

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Francheska loves traveling and exploring new places.

Favorite thing about USG: The breakout rooms.

Hear how USG's Center for Academic Success has helped Francheska thrive!

 

Julia

Julia Francis '21

Tour Trainer

Ambassador Engagement Chair

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Public Health Science
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Seneca Valley High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Julia loves to paint, especially paint pouring.

Favorite thing about USG: The free workshops.

As a student worker at USG, Julia shares the benefits of being able to work and study at the same location!

JayLynn

JayLynn Mayo '21

Tour Trainer

Ambassador Engagement Chair

University: UMBC
Program: Social Work
Transferred From: Montgomery College
High School: Quince Orchard High School

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: JayLynn can sing the alphabet backwards.

Favorite thing about USG: The library and close-knit community.

Learn more about the library from JayLynn!

Jordan

Jordan Powe '21

Ambassador Engagement Chair

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Frederick Community College
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Jordan is a pharmacy technician!

Favorite thing about USG: How easy it is to build relationships with professors and how interactive the campus is overall.

Kenni

Kenni Brown '21

Social Media Chair

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Blake High School
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Kenni is a dancer!

Favorite thing about USG: Small classes, convenient services, and affordability.

Alyssa

Alyssa Berrios '21

Social Media Chair

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Blair High School

*Member of ACES Program
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Alyssa has a barkless dog named Tamale (yes, the food)!

Favorite thing about USG: I love how small, yet so big USG is! You can make so many friends and get to know your professors!

Lesley

Ed-love Lesley Aidoo '21

ROL Chair

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Marketing
Transferred From: Montgomery College

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Ed-love loves listening to music and watching horror movies!

Favorite thing about USG: Everything! Double access to scholarships, small classes, diversity, convenience...

Ed-love feels that USG truly allows students to make an impact - click to hear how!

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Argaw '21

Tour Trainer

ROL Chair

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College
High School: Paint Branch High School

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Elizabeth loves reading and playing tennis for fun.

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and resources available to students.

Joe

Joseph Wever '21

University: UMBC
Program: Political Science
Transferred From: Howard Community College
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Joe is an avid cyclist.

Favorite thing about USG: The diverse community of students from the many different Maryland universities.

The USG Career & Internship Services Center helped Joe get his internship - hear him explain how!

Kevin

Kevin Galdamez '21

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Management
Transferred From: Montgomery College
High School: Springbrook High School

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Kevin loves working out (boxing and soccer especially!)

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity and small campus community.

Jessica

Jessica Bautista '21

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Transferred From: Montgomery College
High School: Blair High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Jessica is CPR Certified. Last semester, a girl collapsed while working out in the gym, and Jessica was able to put her training to good use!

Favorite thing about USG: The environment.

Learn more about wellness at USG from Jessica!

Yuqiong

Yuqiong Liang '21

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Accounting
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Blair High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Yuqiong is the only child and first generation to go to college! She loves to travel to new places and explore their cultures.

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity of the campus and the student life. It feels so welcoming to incoming students!

Yuqiong

Diane Dao '22

University: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Program: Nursing
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Blair High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Diane is a small YouTuber where she vlogs her journeys to success and records memories!

Favorite thing about USG: Being able to meet new and old friends attending different universities on the same campus.

Learn more about how the ACES Program has benefited Diane throughout the MCPS-MC-USG Pathway!

Larisa

Larisa Ketcha '21

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Blair High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Larisa loves connecting with people and dancing!

Favorite thing about USG: The environment and people who go and work here!

Listen to Larisa explain the benefits of USG's Grover Essentials program, designed to increase food access and promote wellness among USG community members.

Veronica

Veronica Romero '22

University: UMBC
Program: Social Work
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Springbrook High School

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Veronica's favorite season is fall, and she enjoys going on hikes.

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity and how welcoming everyone is!

Veronica

Astrid Cabrera '22

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Blair High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Astrid is the drummer at her church!

Favorite thing about USG: The small classes and the ACES Program.

Kelly

Kelly Granahan '22

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Public Health Science
Transferred From: Howard Community College 

High School: Atholton High School (Howard County, MD)

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Kelly grew up on farms growing vegetables and raising chickens, goats, turkeys, and llamas, so one of her goals is to have a community garden that brings people together to learn about cultivating your own food.

Favorite thing about USG: The campus and classes feel personalized for your needs much more so than on a traditional campus; I can get the instruction I need without feeling like I'm just another face in a crowded lecture.

Heven

Heven Abraha '21

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Einstein High School

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Heven loves to go to the beach and spend time with her family.

Favorite thing about USG: The friendships I've made during my time here.

Emma

Emmalyn Johnston '22

University: Towson University 
Program: Elementary Education/Special Education
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Gaithersburg High School

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Emma can recite 50 digits of Pi!

Favorite thing about USG: Getting to meet new students and peers.

Ivana

Ivana Samuels '22

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Gaithersburg High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Ivana taught herself how to groom dogs. She loves to tutor kids, play tennis and the violin in her free time.

Favorite thing about USG: The ACES program, scholarship opportunities, and the close-knit community!

Simrat

Simrat Kaur '22

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Information Science
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Paint Branch High School

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Simrat's top two go-to comfort TV shows are Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Office. She has collected over 400 keychains from her vacations in the past 10 years.

Favorite thing about USG: I love that USG is a close-knit campus that has a surplus of resources and events available to its students. The level of attention shown to their students is much more personal and the students tend to not be overlooked.

Hear from Simrat about what she loves most about USG and why she thinks you will, too!

Daniela

Daniela Torres '22

University: UMBC 
Program: History
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Clarksburg High School

*Member of ACES Program

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Daniela learned how to cut her own hair during the pandemic!

Favorite thing about USG: USG caters to non-traditional students and gives everyone a chance to learn and succeed.

Esther

Esther Wiafe '22

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: In Ghana

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: One of Esther's favorite things to do is connect with others.

Favorite thing about USG: The students, faculty, and staff are very friendly and approachable!

 

 

Recent Ambassador Program Alumni

Eleni

Eleni Stamoulis '14, '21

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Baltimore
Program: Integrated Design
Transferred From: Montgomery College

Class: Graduate student (Eleni graduated in December 2014 from UMCP's B.A. in Communication program at USG!)
Fun Fact: Eleni's dog Rita is a certified therapy dog.

Favorite thing about USG: The community!

Hear Eleni talk about how USG helped her transition from undergrad to grad school!

Ebonie

Ebonie Gadson '20

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Information Science
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Einstein High School

Class: Recent graduate! *Alum of ACES Program
Fun Fact: Ebonie was born and partially-raised in Brooklyn, NY!

Favorite thing about USG: How easy it is to get involved, as well as the personalized attention and support!

Learn from Ebonie how easy it is to start your own club at USG!

Milly

Milly Sasu '20

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Maryland, College Park 

Program: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Clarksburg High School 
Class: Recent graduate!
Fun Fact: Milly loves working out (weightlifting!), and she is obsessed with Drake.

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and the friendly environment on campus. Everyone from the students to faculty/ staff are so welcoming and really make USG feel like a second home.

Hear how MC-USG Transfer Access Programs benefited Milly!

Mikal

Mikal Abraha '20

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Einstein High School 
Class: Recent graduate!
Fun Fact: Mikal can speak three languages: English, Swahili, and Tigrinya

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes.

Hear about USG student life from former Student Council President Mikal!

 

Aixa

Aixa Hernandez '20

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Marketing
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Gaithersburg High School

Class: Recent graduate! *Alum of ACES Program
Fun Fact: Aixa is a big fan of Spanish-speaking freestyle rap battles!

Favorite thing about USG: Its people! They are all welcoming and friendly.

Learn more from Aixa about the benefits of being an ACES student at USG!

Josiah

Josiah Segui '21

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Accounting
Transferred From: Montgomery College
High School: Homeschooled

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Josiah plays a lot of instruments. Also most objects are a drum to him. :)

Favorite thing about USG: The friendships!

Josiah loves the small class sizes at USG, as evidenced by his excitement in this video! 

Priscille

Priscille Diwa '20

Ambassador Alum

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Gaithersburg High School

Class: Recent graduate!
Fun Fact: Priscille cooks meals from different countries each week!

Favorite thing about USG: The diverse student body and leadership opportunities.

As outgoing President of the International Club, hear Priscille share her experiences celebrating diversity at USG!

Julie

Julie Resendiz '20

Ambassador Alum

University: UMBC
Program: Social Work
Transferred From: Montgomery College

Class: Recent graduate! *Alum of ACES Program
Fun Fact: Julie has a small baking business!

Favorite thing about USG: Meeting peole from the different universities.