Meet Our Student Ambassadors

The Jacksonville University Student Ambassadors play a key role in representing JU to prospective students and their families. Student Ambassadors are selected based on their academic achievements, campus involvement, knowledge of the school, and leadership abilities. The JU Student Ambassadors are passionate about sharing the JU experience with our visitors. In addition to hosting campus tours, ambassadors serve within the Office of Admissions and represent the university at campus-wide events. If you would like to reach out to one of our student ambassadors, you may email them at justudentambassadors@jacksonville.edu.

Reggie Agulto

Presidential Ambassador

Hi there! My name is Reggie Lynn Agulto. I am originally from Quezon City, Philippines, before I moved to the States in 2006. I will be graduating in Spring 2019 with my Bachelor of Arts in History. Aside from my major, I am also pursuing minors in Humanities and International Studies. JU's small - but beautiful - campus has allowed me to easily get involved on campus and create relationships not only with my peers but the faculty as well. I feel a sense of pride when speaking of JU's family-like atmosphere because it is not just an advertisement, it is actually true! I love it.

Fun Fact Have a question about Jax's public transportation? I'm your gal!

Cassidy Baker

Presidential Ambassador

Hi, my name is Cassidy Baker and I am from Tampa, Florida! I plan on graduating in the spring of 2019 with my Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and Sustainability. I have become so involved on campus which has easily broadened my horizons and allowed me to meet such genuine and amazing people. I have also had the opportunity to work where I study which is at the Marine Science Research Institute on campus. I have been able to connect one-on-one with my professors and even get involved with some of their research projects!

Fun fact: I caught a sting-ray while fishing on campus and named him Elvis.

Telmo Basterra

Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Telmo Basterra. I am an International Business and Marketing Major graduating in Spring 2021. I am originally from Spain. But I came to the States 2.5 years ago and I fell in love with the culture and the people so much that I had to stay here for college! Once I tour JU, I knew at that moment that JU was going to be my home away from home. Campus has given me amazing opportunities such as being the president of my hall, being a part of the sailing team and being a part of the President advising program. I know this just started for me, and I am looking forward for the amazing opportunities that are yet to come. I hope to see you on campus for a tour or as a student soon!

Fun Fact: I am a Level 1 Sailing Instructor.

Kyrstin Creswell

Student Ambassador

Hey! It's Kyrstin! I am a Senior BFA Theatre Major with a minor in Psychology and I am getting ready to graduate Spring 2019! I am a native to Jacksonville but was born in New York City and decided to stay to continue my education (best decision I could have made). I just recently returned from an Internship with the Disney College Program getting to learn and have many opportunities along the way! Jacksonville University is my home away from home and I'm always surrounded by great people! I am involved in many different organizations on campus and I am highly involved in the fine arts department! Being here has given me so many opportunities to broaden my horizons and get to do everything to increase my skills in leadership, education and life!

Fun Fact: I have been in London's News Years Day Parade!

Michael Csorba

Presidential Ambassador

Hi! My name is Mike Csorba! I was born and raised in New York City, but currently live in Saint Augustine, Florida. I am going to be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a double major in Animation and Film. Jacksonville University has allowed me to open up my artistic abilities in every field, exploring new opportunities I never tried before. I am a part of many different organizations, and putting my artistic abilities into everything I do, from filming short films being accepted into film festivals, to graphic design and photography for Dolphin Productions, and even playing in the Drumline in the JU Marching Band!

Fun Fact: Nate from 3OH!3 wore a shirt I designed for Porter Fest 2018!

Leticia Fontes

Presidential Ambassador

Hi! My name is Leticia Fontes, I'm a Sophomore from Tampa, Florida. I'll be graduating in Spring 2020 with a major in Psychology as well as minors in Education and Naval Science. Jacksonville University has welcomed me with open arms and has become my home away from home. My involvement in many student organizations including NROTC and a sorority has truly taught me what this school has to offer. I love being a dolphin and I hope you choose to be one too! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Fun Fact: I was born and lived in Uruguay for 7 years!

Alfonso Garcia Bringas

Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Alfonso García-Bringas and I'm an international student from Mexico City. I moved from one of the biggest cities in the world to a small, tight-knight community like JU and I love it! I'll be graduating in the spring of 2020 with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Applied Mathematics. JU has given me the opportunity to excel at the sport that I love: sailing. I'm excited to see what JU has to offer in my time left here. I truly believe being in a university where everyone feels like they are part of a family is amazing, and I hope you too can join our family!

Fun Fact: After this summer, I will have travelled to all continents except Antartica!

 Caelyn Gessler

 Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Caelyn Gessler, and I am a junior here at JU studying Air Traffic Control. I was born and raised in the tundra of Wisconsin, so JU has easily become my new home (the weather helped with that)! The thing I love most about JU is how leadership opportunities just seem to be in abundance, and how much these roles have helped me to mature and grow into my own! I couldn't be more thankful for the lessons I have learned here at school.

Fun Fact: I have studied abroad in eight countries.

Caleb Gill

Student Ambassador

Hello, my name is Caleb Gill and I’m a freshman here at Jacksonville University. My major is Marine Science why? You ask well I have been around the ocean for my whole life being from Miami, FL. Jacksonville University has given me that sense of home away from home especially being right on the St. Johns River and the friends I have meet here living on-campus has brought me even more comfort. JU has given me so many wonderful experiences and opportunities on and off-campus by how involved they are with the students. I'm having an incredible experience here at JU and I know you can have the same. Come on by for a tour!

Fun Fact: I’m in a Fraternity!

Andre Guaragna

Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Andre Guaragna and I am a Sophmore here at JU where I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Applied Math. Choosing to come to school at JU has been one of the greatest decisions for me. Being a Student-Athelete here at JU has really helped excel both in the classroom and on the water for the sailing team. The transition made from high school to college was a very smooth transition for me coming from a big High school in Miami, Florida to a very similar size at JU.

Fun Fact: I have been to eight different countries to compete in sailing regattas including five different World Championship competitions.

Katie Harbaugh

Student Ambasador 

Hello! I’m Katie Harbaugh, a nursing major from Kokomo, IN. I chose JU because I felt that going to a small school could help me to be a part of something bigger. In my time here I was able to join and lead organizations, met my best friends, fell in love with my career path and, with the help of my professors, was chosen for the prestigious United States Navy Nurse Candidate scholarship program. I also love to hang out by the pool, go to the river house to chill or just watch Netflix with my sorority sisters!

Fun Fact: I took a windsurfing class my freshmen year!

Jake Hunter

Student Ambassador

My name is Jake Hunter and I am a sophomore here at Jacksonville University. I am a Psychology and Illustration major and am having the time of my life following my interests. JU has given me so many opportunities to flourish as a person and as a contributing member to society. I am not bound to a specific set of parameters, but am able to gain knowledge from different aspects of business, arts, and science. I have gained a holistic view as a student because of my interests in both the sciences and arts and could not be more happy as a JU ambassador. Being able to show anyone visiting Jacksonville University all that it has to offer is very worthwhile, especially if I can manage to sway opinions on attending...

Fun Fact: I'm also a comedian by trade... I don't get payed for it, I'm just hilarious.

Dawson Kuhn

Student Ambassador

Hi!! My name is Dawson Kuhn and I'm a freshman year Nursing major at JU! Life for me has changed a lot from New Jersey to Florida. JU has given me so many opportunities to make friends for life and grow as a person. It has given me a second home where I'm loved and accepted for being gay. I hope to either be giving you a tour or seeing you on campus ASAP!

Fun Fact: I love to be at the beach!

Milena Lazovic

Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Milena Lazovic and I am from Montenegro. I will be graduating in spring 2020 with a double major in Economics and Spanish, with a minor in Finance. I did not get a chance to visit JU before making a decision to come here. The fact that everyone at the university was so friendly, warm and helpful through email, made me want to come here. Now that I am a student here, I can confidently say that this is my home! JU provided me with extensive opportunities from academic involvement through the Honors program, to a chance to speak in front of DCOB Advisory Board and network with many successful CEOs. I would like to warmly invite you to visit us and I hope to see you soon on our beautiful campus soon!

Fun Fact: I can speak 4 languages!

Ruda Lee

Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Ruda Lee and I am an international student from South Korea, majoring in kinesiology with an expected graduation date of April 2020. My favorite part of attending Jacksonville University is that we act as a family. JU has given me so many opportunities that I never would have received. For example, being Resident Advisor, New Student Orientation Leader, and a senator within student government. This opportunity has given me leadership skills and communication skills. I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine!

Fun Fact: I love makeup.

Carey Metcalfe

Student Ambassador

Hi! I’m Carey Metcalfe and I’m an Aviation Management and Flight Operations major graduating in Fall 2022. I am originally from Clarendon, Jamaica, before I moved to the United States in 2016. JU is a prestigious school, the students and faculty staff here are so welcoming which made me felt at home. There’s so many ways you can get involved on campus as we are a YES! School. I’m very proud to be apart of the JU family and I look forward to seeing you on tour and sharing this wonderful experience with you!

Fun Fact: I had the opportunity to swim with dolphins in the past!

Hira Mushtaq

Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Hira Mushtaq and I am a Junior here at JU majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. JU definitely has been “home away from home” for me. During my time here thus far, I have gained incredible opportunities, friends, and magical memories that will last a lifetime! Choosing JU to continue to my education after high school was and will always be the best decision of my life. It has allowed me to become more bold, fearless and creative and I am beyond grateful. I hope to see you on campus for a tour or as a student someday!

Fun Fact: I am a blogger who has a love for fashion!

Emily Myslinski

Presidential Ambassador

Hi! My name is Emily Myslinski and I’m a double major in Communications and English anticipating on graduating in 2019. I’m also in the honors program and on the track and field team. The best experience I’ve had at JU has been going through the ambassador program. Being able to show off my university and all it has to offer to potential students is an amazing opportunity. Besides this, the relationships I’ve built with my fellow ambassadors is truly unleveled. I’ve made my best friends through this experience and now have a family who support me in everything I undertake.

Fun Fact: I am obsessed with dogs and making ruff puns that usually don’t sit well with the retriever of them.

Kelsey Nevils

Presidential Ambassador

Hey, my name is Kelsey Nevils and I am from the sunny, South Florida town, Boca Raton, FL. I am studying elementary education here at JU and plan to graduate with my Masters in the Spring of 2020. When I hear "Jacksonville University", I immediately think Home. Here, I have made friends that push me to my highest potential, created networking skills that count for endless opportunities, and established my own identity. In coming to JU the opportunities are endless. Never would I have thought I'd be a D1 college athlete, involved in many clubs and organizations, and have the opportunity to take a class outside. I pray you find your forever home here, just like I did!

Fun Fact: I was on the cabbage patch kid boxes when I was in elementary school.

 

Anya Plummer

Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Anya Plummer and I am a Mechanical Engineer major with a minor in Applied Science graduating in 2020. I moved from Jamaica and found a new home at Jacksonville University. Some unforgettable memories I’ve had so far at JU are going to Scotland for the summer, making lifelong friends and holding office in clubs ranging from National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) to Food Recovery Network (FRN.) They have taken care of me and I hope you become a part of our family!

Fun Fact: I am learning Mandarin and Korean.

Derrika Reed

Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Derrika Reed and I am from Jensen Beach, FL! I will be graduating in 2020, and I am a Psychology major, with two minors in Biology and Chemistry! I have had an incredible experience at Jacksonville University with some of my favorite memories being meeting many wonderful people and holding leadership within various clubs and organization such as my sorority. I hope to have the chance to inspire you some day just as I was inspired! 

Fun Fact: Ariana Grande follows me on Twitter and instagram!

Natasha Ubani

Student Ambassador

Hola! My name is Natasha Ubani and I am an international student from Nigeria. I am a double major in International Business and Spanish and I am on track to graduate before my expected date in 2020. I have only been at Jacksonville University for a year but I have been privileged to sit on the Presidential Leadership Advisory Council with JU’s President Tim Cost, be nominated as Student of the Year, make the President and Dean’s Lists in my first two semesters and so much more. I am super excited to welcome all incoming internationals and show you all that JU can and will be your home away from home!

Fun Fact: I love learning new languages. Espanol es mi favorito!


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