Meet the USG Student Ambassadors

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Ambassador

About

Alyssa

Alyssa Berrios '21, '23

Senior Ambassador

Social Media Chair

Tour Trainer

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: B.A. Communication alumni; M.Ed. Human Development
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Blair High School *Member of ACES Program
Class: Graduate Student (and alumni!)

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Alyssa loves traveling and has been to 8 countries!

Favorite thing about USG: The personalized services right here on campus!

Yuqiong

Diane Dao '23

Senior Ambassador

Ambassador Engagement Chair

Tour Trainer

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

High School: Blair High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Diane has 2 beta fish she loves to spoil AND she built her own gaming computer!

Favorite thing about USG: The never-ending fun events and student clubs/organizations!

Check out what Diane has to say about the powerful student voice at USG!

Veronica

Veronica Romero '22

Social Media Chair

Tour Trainer

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

High School: Springbrook High School

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Veronica's favorite season is fall, and she enjoys going on hikes.

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity and smaller class sizes.

Astrid

Astrid Cabrera '22

Ambassador Engagement Chair

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

High School: Blair High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Astrid is the drummer at her church!

Favorite thing about USG: The many scholarship opportunities!

Videos: Hear from Astrid about the ACES Program and the MCPS-MC "2+2 Pathway"!

Learn about USG's NEW Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Building!

Ivana

Ivana Samuels '22

Tour Trainer

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

High School: Gaithersburg High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Ivana loves spending time outdoors and hiking!

Favorite thing about USG: The small campus community and personalized, small class sizes.

Kelly

Kelly Granahan '22

ROL Chair

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

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

Class: Senior
Fun Fact: Kelly's dog only has three legs!

Favorite thing about USG: The small classes that make it easier to get to know your peers and professors.

Listen to Kelly discuss why she chose USG - and why you should, too!

Emma

Emmalyn Johnston '22

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

High School: Gaithersburg High School

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

Favorite thing about USG: All the different opportunites she's had, including Ambassadors, her internship, and the USGLeads program!

Simrat

Simrat Kaur '22

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

High School: Paint Branch High School

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Fun Fact: Simrat is the first woman in her family to go to college!

Favorite thing about USG: The close-knit campus and access to so many resources!

Daniela

Daniela Torres '23

University: UMBC 
Program: History
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Clarksburg High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Daniela's favorite animals are bears and squirrels!

Favorite thing about USG: The cost-savings!

Millena

Millena Prather '23

Ambassador

Engagement

Chair-in-Training

University: UMBC
Program: Psychology
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Sherwood High School

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Millena traveled to the south side of France for her high school's student exchange program!

Favorite thing about USG: The various opportunities for student leadership.

As a psych major, Millena shares why students should take advantage of USG's counseling center

Edwin

Edwin Nchofua '23

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

Class: Junior

Other Languages Spoken: French, Arabic, German, & Spanish
Fun Fact: Edwin goes by "Mr. Smiles"! 

Favorite thing about USG: The library, Guided Study Sessions, and the campus as a whole!

Tatiana

Tatiana Quintanilla Ramirez '23

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

High School: Kennedy High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Junior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Tatiana loves visiting El Salvador because that is where most of her family lives and because of the beautiful scenery!

Favorite thing about USG: Tatiana enjoys hanging out in the recreation center where she will play table tennis to de-stress. Her favorite place to study is Building 4 - the atmosphere is so calming and relaxing.

Micah

Micah Kang '22

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Smith Schoool of Business (Management)
Transferred From: Montgomery College 

High School: Kennedy High School

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Korean
Fun Fact: Micah is very much obsessed with sneakers!

Favorite thing about USG: The family-like atmosphere and closeness among his cohort.

Sofia

Sofia Swamy '23

Ambassador

Engagement

Chair-in-Training

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

High School: Blair High School

Class: Junior
Fun Fact: Sofi loves to draw and paint!

Favorite thing about USG: The small campus size and the diversity!

Ghislaine

Ghislaine Ekane '23

ROL Chair-in-Training

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

High School: Watkins Mill High School

Class: Junior

Fun Fact: Ghislaine was born and raised in Cameroon, is a certified Nursing Assistant, and loves music and movies!

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity and resources!

Liliana

Liliana Litvak '23

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

Class: Junior

Other Languages Spoken: Romanian, Russian, basic Spanish

Fun Fact: The first time Liliana heard Arnold Schwarzenegger's real voice, she was 28 years old!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes and professors who are fully dedicated to the students' success.

Hedyeh

Hedyeh Dorranian '22

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

High School: Wootton High School

Class: Senior

Other Languages Spoken: Basic Spanish

Fun Fact: Hedyeh learned how to roller skate this past summer!

Favorite thing about USG: The Biological Sciences program.

Zach

Zachary McClain '23

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Smith School of Business (Management)
Transferred From: Frederick Community College 

Class: Junior

Fun Fact: Zach serves as the President of Professional Development for the Business Management Association at USG, and he hopes you will join the club, too, when you come to USG!

Favorite thing about USG: The smaller close-knit community and how everyone is very friendly and outgoing!

Zach shares more about the great professional development opportunities specific to the USG campus!

Jamillia

Jamillia Garcia '23

Social Media

Chair-in-Training

University: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Program: Nursing
Transferred From: Mount Saint Mary's University

Class: Junior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish

Fun Fact: Jamillia is the first in her family to go to college!

Favorite thing about USG: How friendly all the students are and how the professors just want you to succeed!

Kisairy

Kisairy Vasquez '23

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

High School: Kennedy High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Junior

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Fun Fact: Kisairy's celebrity crush is Chirs Brown!

Favorite thing about USG: The many benefits and opportunities!

Anne

Anne Bezwada '23

ROL Chair-in-Training

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

High School: Seneca Valley High School

Class: Junior

Fun Fact: Anne and her family went on a cross-country road trip from Maryland to California and back! It took three weeks!

Favorite thing about USG: The small class sizes.

Bryan

Bryan Argueta '23

University: University of Maryland, College Park
Program: Smith School of Business (Management)
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Kennedy High School *Member of ACES Program

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish

Class: Junior

Fun Fact: Bryan loves doing outdoor activities with his family.

Favorite thing about USG: The diversity, small classes, and great atmosphere!

Hear from Bryan about all the student life opportunities at the USG campus!

Emily

Emily Samuels '19, '22

Alumni Volunteer

University: UMBC
Program: M.P.S. Data Science (UMCP Biological Sciences alum!)
Transferred From: Montgomery College

High School: Gaithersburg High School *Member of ACES Program

Class: Graduate Student (and alumni!)

Other Languages Spoken: Spanish

Fun Fact: Emily is learning Japanese for fun!

Favorite thing about USG: How close it is to home and the cost-savings!