Meet the 2017-2018 USG Student Ambassadors

Eleni Stamoulis

University: University of Baltimore
Program: M.A. in Publications 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: After serving 5 years in the program, Eleni was recently promoted to Senior Student Ambassador. She also learned how to sew when she was 6!

Favorite thing about USG: The leadership opportunities and community feeling among the different universities. And the people!

Tashi Islam

Tashi Islam

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Public Health Science
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior 
Fun Fact: Tashi loves to draw. She is also part of the ACES Program.

Favorite thing about USG: The small classes and how interesting they are!

Ariel Blanco

University: Salisbury University
Program: Exercise Science
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Ariel loves human anatomy, especially that of the heart! Ariel was also part of the first class of ACES students.

Favorite thing about USG: The fun activities such as #USGFest, sports tournaments, and more!

Katie Webber

Katie Webber

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Katie lived in Peru this past summer and visited Machu Picchu

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and one-on-one attention from professors. 

Fatima Conteh

Fatima Conteh

University: UMBC
Program: Social Work
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Fatima is a self-declared foodie.

Favorite thing about USG: The affordability and small class sizes.

Nate Dreier

University: University of Maryland University College
Program: Cybersecurity
Transferred From: Montgomery College
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Nate enjoys doing activities he knows he's bad at - hopefully to get bettter at them!

Favorite thing about USG: How convenient to home it is.

Jennifer Lopes

Jennifer Lopes

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Accounting
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Jennifer loves the outdoors!

Favorite thing about USG: The availability of resources.

Upneet

Upneet Atwal

University: University of Maryland, College Park 

Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Management
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Upneet is one of the youngest Ambassadors at only 20!

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity.

Jessica Dudley

Jessica Dudley

University: University of Maryland, College Park 

Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Jessica is addicted to Chick-fil-A!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes.

Emily Samuels

Emily Samuels

University: University of Maryland, College Park

Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Emily likes to play tennis. She is also in the ACES Program.

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and breakout group study rooms.

Monia Bonkoungou

Monia Bonkoungou

University: University of Maryland, College Park

Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Monia speaks French. She was also in the first class of ACES students!

Favorite thing about USG: The size of the campus and classes, as well as the environment.

Juanita Benavides

Juanita Benavides-Alcala

University: Towson

Program: Elementary Education/Special Education
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Juanita is really creative!

Favorite thing about USG: The student life!

Emily Czarniak

University: UMBC

Program: Psychology
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Emily is the second in her extended family to attend college and earn a degree!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and approachable professors and staff.

Funke Sholola

Funke Sholola

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Funke's favorite number is 7, and she loves that her birthday is July (7) 14th (2x7)! 

Favorite thing about USG: The short commute from home and ample parking.

Rebecca

Rebecca Yobouet

University: University of Baltimore 
Program: Health Systems Management
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior/Grad Student
Fun Fact: Rebecca loves to bake!

Favorite thing about USG: The small classes.

Carmen

Carmen Kaarid

University: UMBC
Program: Social Work
Transferred From: Frederick Community College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Carmen used to be a competitive Irish dancer! She is also USG's Student Council President!

Favorite thing about USG: All the opportunities available for students on campus.

Bianca Lizano

Bianca Lizano

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Management
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Bianca recently moved to the US from Central America.

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes, attention to students, and personalized benefits.

Jathselle

Jathselle Pierre-Louis

University: University of Maryland University College
Program: Digital Media & Web Technology
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Jathselle is vegan and is originally from Florida. She is also an ACES student.

Favorite thing about USG: How small and convenient the campus is.

Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Rachel was homeschooled from K-12!

Favorite thing about USG: The small classroom environment and services available for students.

Matt Pulleng

Matt Pulleng

University: Salisbury University
Program: Exercise Science
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Matt has lived in four countries!

Favorite thing about USG: The locality and diversity.

Savana

Savana Agyemang

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Savana makes good jollof - a West African rice dish!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and location close to home.

Constance Roberts

Constance Roberts

University: UMBC
Program: Social Work
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Constance likes to watch competitive eaters on YouTube!

Favorite thing about USG: How much the staff and faculty care about students and how small the classes are.

Jennifer Fletcher

Jennifer Fletcher

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Communication
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Jennifer studied Spanish for 9 years and is mostly fluent!

Favorite thing about USG: All of the opportunities!

Eji

Eji Ihionkhan

University: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Program: Nursing
Transferred From: Kean University (New Jersey)
Class: Junior (Eji is earning her second Bachelor's degree)
Fun Fact: Eji calls herself "Big Mama E" and makes her friends and siblings call her that, as well!

Favorite thing about USG: The intimate campus feel.

Chris Majano

Chris Majano

University: University of Maryland, College Park 
Program: Biological Sciences
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Chris practices guitar in his free time and hopes to one day perform!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes.

Naz

Naz Dupuy Sandy

University: University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) 
Program: Robert H. Smith School of Business - Management
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Naz lived in London for 2 months and studied abroad in Dominican Republic for an entire summer!

Favorite thing about USG: The close-knit community and the support and resources.

Jonell Malone

Jonell Malone

University: University of Maryland University College
Program: Communication Studies
Transferred From: Montgomery College 
Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Jonell loves to learn and do new things! He is also in the ACES Program.

Favorite thing about USG: The small classes.