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UST’s Presidential Ambassadors are an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of students who welcome future Celts to our campus. These students each offer unique experiences and backgrounds, and are ready to answer your questions and get to know you. Learn more about who will show you around campus. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


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Aaron

Class of 2017

High School: Aquinas High School, MN

Major: Biology with a minor in General Business

Campus Involvement: IMPACT, SGA, Resident Advisor                                  

What is your favorite UST activity?

Basketball every Monday night!


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Adrian

Class of 2020

High School: St. Thomas High School, TX

Major: Double Major in Theology and Communications

Campus involvement: Fencing, Theater, Campus Ministries

What is your favorite class and why?

Sacred Scriptures because it is so interesting and enjoyable.                          


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Angela

Class of 2019

High School: Cypress High School, TX

Major: Biochemistry

Campus involvement: Student Activites Board (SAB), HOSA                         

Who is your favorite professor?

Dr. Ledesma in the Chemistry Department, he is my inspiration.


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Anna

Class of 2019

High School: Cypress Creek High School, TX

Major: Theology Major, Philosophy Minor

Campus Involvement: IMPACT, Resident Advisor, Freshman Symposium Mentor

Why did you come to UST?

I came for the small, but active, environment.  I love how it is easy to make connections with other students around campus.


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Ashley

Class of 2020

High School: Morton Ranch High School, TX

Major: Double Major Biology and Theology

Campus Involvement: Pre-Health Professions Society (PHPS)

What did you learn on your campus tour?

What I most remember was the idea of Faith and Reason.  At one end of the academic mall, Doherty Library and at the other end the Chapel of St. Basil.  I thought "who wouldn't be at peace here?"


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Atalie

Class of 2019

High School: Lamar High School, TX

Major: Studio Arts

Campus Involvment: Student Activities Board (SAB), Aquinas Writing Scholars, Animation Club

What advice do you have for students getting ready for college?

Be prepared and don't stress too much!


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Bryan

Class of 2020

High School: YES Prep, Southwest, TX

Major: Political Science

Campus Involvement: Political Science Honors Society

What is your favorite part of the campus tour?

Seeing the faces of people who are amazed by our campus


First Name Last NameClare

Class of 2020

High School: Debakey High School, TX

Major: Psychology, Pre-Med

Campus Involvement: Student Activities Board (SAB), Running Club, Psych Club

Why did you choose UST?

I wanted a small school with a welcoming community while still staying close to family and friends.


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Dejaih

Class of 2018

High School: Klein Forest High School, TX         

Major: Music

Campus Involvement: President of Presidential Ambassadors, Mu Phi Epsilon

What advice do you have for students getting ready for college?  Perfect your study habits and know what  is the best way for you to learn.


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Dorian

Class of 2019

High School: James Taylor High School, TX

Major: Double Major Biology and Philosophy

Campus Involvement: Tri Beta, Tutoring, Resident Advisor

What is your favorite class and why?

I love my philosophy classes!  It requires a different way of thinking.


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Edrie

Class of 2018

High School: Harmony Science Academy-Houston, TX

Major: Biology, Pre- Med

Campus Involvement: Beach Volleyball, Filipino Students Association, Tri Beta

What did you learn on your campus tour?

All of the symbolism on campus emphasizes our core beliefs!


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Eli

Class of 2019

High School: Home School, TX

Major: International Studies Major, Creative Writing Minor

Campus Activities: English Club, Laurels Staff, Chinese Club

What is your favorite class and why?

My honors class because it has allowed me to read so many great books!      


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Emily

Class of 2018

High School: St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, TX

Major: Pre-Nursing

Campus Activites:  UST-NSNA, Celts for Life

What is your favorite UST Activity?

Student Activities Board (SAB) Bingo!


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Erin

Class of 2019

High School: Ross S. Sterling High School, TX

Major: Marketing

Campus Involvement: Filipino Student Association, Ultimate Frisbee

Who is your favorite teacher and why?

Fr. Dempsey in Theology.  He puts so much passion into everything he does!


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Haleigh

Class of 2020

High School: Home School, TX

Major: Music Major, Philosophy Minor

Campus Activities:  French Club, Running Club

What is your favorite part of campus?

The top floor of the parking garage.  It has a beautiful view of the Houston skyline and great sunsets in every direction.


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Hannah

Class of 2018

High School: Home School, TX

Major: International Studies Major, Philosophy Minor

Campus Activities: SGA, Campus Ministries

What is your favorite class and why? Philosophy of the Human Person with Dr. Wagner!  This class was a pivitol point in not only my education, but my life!


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Jaime

Class of 2020

High School: Cy-Fair High School, TX

Major: Nursing Major, Leadership Minor

Campus Activites:  UST-National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

What did you learn on your campus tour?

On my tour I discovered the accommodating environment that makes UST!        


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Joseph

Class of 2018

High School: Home School, TX

Major: International Studies

Campus Activities: Model United Nations

What is your favorite class and why?

Regional Studies of the Middle East and north Africa.  What we learn is really relevant to today.


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Kayleen

Class of 2016

High School: Friendswood High School, TX

Major: Finance

Why did you attend UST?

Small class size, its welcoming feeling, tight knit community, very helpful faculty and staff.

Who is your favorite professor?

I am thankful to say I have more than one!


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Kimberly

Class of 2018

High School: Nimitz High School, TX

Major: Early Childhood Education with a minor in Philosophy and Theology

Campus Involvement: President of Celts for Life

Why did you attend UST? The education department is the best I have ever seen and I want to be a teacher like them!


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Lan

Class of 2019

High School: Clear Falls High School, TX

Major: Biology

Campus Activities: SGA, HOSA, Tri Beta

What is your favorite part of giving a campus tour? I love going to Malloy and showing the pictures that show how much UST has grown.  Visiting those classrooms let students see just how much attention they will be getting from their professors.


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Lynn

Class of 2020

High School: Cy Fair High School, TX

Major: Undecided

Campus Activities:  Mendenhall Summer Institute Graduate

What is your favorite class and why?

Math.  Because it is all about solving puzzles!


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Mary

Class of 2017

High School: William P. Clements High School, TX

Major: Nursing

Campus Activities: Campus Ministries, UST-NSNA

What advice do you have for students getting ready for college?               

Find yourself a home within your environment that helps you learn.


First Name Last NameMohammad

Class of 2018

High School: Iman Academy Southwest, TX

Major: Education and History with a minor in Political Science

Campus Involvement: Vice Chair of Council of Clubs

What is your favorite part of giving a tour?

Cracking corney jokes or boring people with exciting history about the University and the Menil.


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Nikki

Class of 2020

High School: Debakey High School, TX

Major: Biochemistry

Campus Activities: American Red Cross, HOSA

What is your favorite part of campus?

Being in a faith based community will allow me to prosper while building an academic profile.


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Renata

Class of 2018

High School: Cinco Ranch High School, TX

Major: Leadership Studies

Campus Activities: Vice President of Presidential Ambassadors                     

Why did you choose UST?

I love the family feel and the Catholic values.


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Richie

Class of 2019

High School: Klein Collins High School, TX

Major: Double major in Biology and Psychology

Campus Activities:  HOSA, Tri Beta, Ultimate Frisbee

Who are your favorite teachers and why?

Dr. Rosell and Dr. Ribes in Biology. Both of them care about my future career.


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Saba

Class of 2017

High School: Lamar High School, TX

Major: Music and Biology

Campus Involvement: Interfaith International Council

Why did you choose UST?

To meet my best friend Savannah (featured below)! But for my professors Rodica Gonzalez, the first violinist of the Houston Symphony, who has improved my technique and Dr. Villares who excites students about cancer research. 


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Savannah

Class of 2017

High School: Incarnate Word Academy, TX

Major: Biology

Campus Involvement: Interfaith International Council

 Why did you attend UST?

To meet my best friend Saba (featured above)! But also to work with professors like Dr. Amin and Dr. Larios, who have greatly helped me learn more about what I am passionate about.


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Sergio

Class of 2017

High School: Seven Lakes High School, TX

Major: Finance and Economics

Campus Involvement: Office Assistant in Undergraduate Admissions

Any advice for students getting ready to attend college? The next 4 years will be the most formative time in your life. What you do with that time and what you get out of it will be completely up to you.


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Vanessa

Class of 2020

High School: Stafford High School, TX

Major: Biochemistry

Campus Activities:  Tennis Club, IMPACT

What is your favorite part of the campus tour?

Getting to show off my school!


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Vy

Class of 2020

High School: Kerr High School, TX

Major: Chemistry

Campus Activities:  HOSA, Tutoring

What is your favorite campus activity?

Zumba and all of the social gatherings!  It is easy to get involved with almost anything on campus.