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Student Ambassadors

Jordan Chavez
  • Jordan Chavez
  • Hometown: Leadville, CO
  • Major: Athletic Training
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: Track & Field
  • Favorite Class: AT260, Care and Prevention
  • Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights
  • Favorite Sports Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: Candy Land
  • Interesting Fact About You: I come from the highest incorporated city in North America.
Psalms Doucettperry
  • Psalms Doucettperry
  • Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI
  • Major: Biology
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: Black Student Union (BSU), Cru
  • Favorite Class: German
  • Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
  • Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: LIFE
  • Interesting Fact About You: I love acting.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The Mesa Drive-Inn
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew about all the clubs and organizations there were to be involved in!
Shaylene Esquivel
  • Shaylene Esquivel
  • Hometown: Lamar, CO
  • Major: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: Fall 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: Resident Assistant, Intramural Sports, First Generation College Student Mentor Program
  • Favorite Class: Chicano Studies
  • Favorite Movie: Holes
  • Favorite Music Genre: Pop, Country, Hip-Hop
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: What Do you Meme?
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: My favorite place in Pueblo is Hobby Lobby. I love all the craft supplies hey have because I love doing crafts in my spare time, along with the home interior!
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-PuebloI was super shy and was terrible at asking for help because I thought “they aren’t going to have time just to help me,” but once I did I saw a major change not only academically, but in myself too. Now I’m not afraid to ask for help and I am grateful that people are there for help me whether it be with homework or school/financial aid stuff.
Dara Harris
  • Dara Harris
  • Hometown: Pueblo, CO
  • Major: Business Management
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Greek Council, Dean's Advisory Council
  • Favorite Class:MGMT201
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Favorite Sports Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: LIFE
  • Interesting Fact About You: I love Korean culture and this summer I spent 7 weeks in South Korea.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: My favorite place in Pueblo is my dance room, it's the place I spend most of my free time. 
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew more about the Study Abroad programs, there are so many amazing opportunities!
Brianna Heifner
  • Brianna Heifner
  • Hometown: Canon City, CO
  • Major: Biology Education
  • Graduation Year: Fall 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: President’s Leadership Program (PLP), National Society of Leadership and Success, Tri-Beta, El Rio Student Research Journal, Speech and Debate Club
  • Favorite Class: Genetics
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road
  • Favorite Music Genre: Classic Rock or 2000’s Hip Hop
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: Cards Against Humanity
  • Interesting Fact About You: I am afraid of giraffes.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: I like the downtown area, because there is good food.
Braeden Hoppough
  • Braeden Hoppough
  • Hometown: Fairbanks, AK
  • Major: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2019
  • Involvements on Campus: Marketing Club, Men's Soccer
  • Favorite Class: Marketing Strategies
  • Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings
  • Favorite Sports Team: Arsenal
  • Favorite Music Genre: Rap
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The cafeteria because it has better food than my house does!
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew how useful ThunderBucks were.
Kylie Krueger
  • Kylie Krueger
  • Hometown: Swink, CO
  • Major: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: President's Leadership Program (PLP), Cru
  • Favorite TV Show: FRIENDS
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Bunny Tracks
  • Favorite Music Genre: Indie Pop
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The Riverwalk because I love being outside and I love the lights and atmosphere at night, especially around Christmas.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew how important it is to step out of your comfort zone. 
Sarah Lira
  • Sarah Lira
  • Hometown: Pueblo West, CO
  • Major: Chemistry with an emphasis in Pre-Vet Med
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: Honors Program, Peer Mentor for the Chemistry Department, Researching with Communities Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE), National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Extreme Moose Tracks
  • Favorite Sports Team: San Jose Sharks
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: Blokus
  • Interesting Fact About You: I don't know how to ride a bike.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew how friendly and helpful everyone was on campus. I came in scared and nervous, but was able to adapt so quickly because of the effort the professors and other staff made to get to know me. I love this campus and everyone I come in contact with!
Jason Martinez
  • Jason Martinez
  • Hometown: Pueblo, CO
  • Major: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: Omega Delta Phi Fraternity
  • Favorite Class: History of Ancient Civilizations
  • Favorite Movie: Avengers
  • Favorite Ice cream: Bubble Gum
  • Favorite Music Genre: EDM
  • Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: Texas Hold 'Em
  • Interesting Fact About You: I always finish my tubes of chapstick.n
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew how important it is to get involved and stay involved!
Obed Mena
  • Obed Mena
  • Hometown: Keenesburg, CO
  • Major: Civil Engineering Technology (CET), 3+2 MBA, Construction Management
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: President of Omega Delta Phi, American Society of Civil Engineers, Association of General Contractors, TRiO, First Generation College Student Mentor Program
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Cheesecake
  • Favorite Music Genre: Rap
  • Favorite TV Show: Friends
  • Interesting Fact About You: I know the Greek alphabet.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The Riverwalk, because you can go walk a nice peaceful trail and go to small shops or restaurants.
Daniel Minich
  • Daniel Minich
  • Hometown: Pueblo, CO
  • Major: Mass Communications (Integrated Communications)
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: Revolution 89 (REV)
  • Favorite Class: Band
  • Favorite Movie: Mean Girls
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Favorite Music Genre: Pop Alternative
  • Favorite TV Show: Bob's Burgers
  • Interesting Fact About You: I like decorating cakes.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: My favorite place in Pueblo is the rides at City Park because they're a cheap, fun experience that most other towns don't have.
  • Anything else you would like us to know about you: I like dogs and my favorite color is blue.
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  • Laura Molina
  • Hometown: Pueblo, CO
  • Major: Social Work and Spanish
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: Latinx Student Unidos, College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP)
  • Favorite Movie: Titanic
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry
  • Favorite Music Genre: Country
  • Favorite TV Show: Gossip Girl
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: LIFE
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: Stonemoor Hills because it's a place where you can drive to and hangout while being away from everything and everyone.
Aydeth Molina Gomez
  • Aydeth Molina-Gomez
  • Hometown: Pueblo, CO
  • Major: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: College Access Migrant Program (CAMP)
  • Favorite Movie: The Outsiders
  • Favorite Music Genre: Pop
  • Favorite TV Show: Riverdale
  • Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: Planet Fitness because I like working out!
Nikayta Neu
  • Nikayta Neu
  • Hometown: Pueblo West, CO
  • Major: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: President’s Leadership Program (PLP), Track and Field, 2018 New Student Orientation Leader
  • Favorite Movie: Grown Ups 2
  • Favorite Music Genre: Pop
  • Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill
  • Favorite Sports Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The university because it's so pretty.
Wyatt Newman
  • Wyatt Newman
  • Hometown: Arvada, CO
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2019
  • Involvements on Campus: Associated General Contractors (AGC), The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Supervisor for Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Rugby Council Representative, President of Rugby
  • Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla Blueberry Crumble
  • Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
  • Interesting Fact About You: I play Rugby for the school.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The Res. Because it’s a cool place to hang out with friends and it gets you away from Pueblo.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: Good places to eat off Campus.
Jordan Norman
  • Jordan Norman
  • Hometown: Thornton, CO
  • Major: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2019
  • Involvements on Campus: Residence Life and Housing-Resident Assistant
  • Favorite Class: Ceramics 341
  • Favorite Movie: Any Disney Princess
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Anything but Vanilla
  • Interesting Fact About You: I was once a professional dancer.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The river walk, I love the community there.
Brayan Palma-Estrada
  • Brayan Palma-Estrada
  • Hometown: Aurora, CO
  • Major: Sociology with emphasis in Criminology
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: Sociology/Criminology Club, Intramural Sports
  • Favorite Movie: Thor: Ragnarok
  • Favorite Music Genre: Rap/Pop
  • Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos & Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: Monopoly
  • Interesting Fact About You: I have met Mike Coffman before.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: Adolfo’s Mexican Food.
Victoria Perez
  • Victoria Perez
  • Hometown: Brighton, CO
  • Major: Bio Med
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Involvements on Campus: Communities Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE), Alpha Psi Lambda, First Generation College Student Mentor Program, Ballet Folklorico
  • Favorite Movie: Monsters Inc.
  • Favorite Music Genre: R&B
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: The card game RatSlap
  • Interesting Fact About You: I have a cactus named Kevin and another named Steve.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: My favorite place in Pueblo is the river walk. This area has various restaurant options to choose from and all of them serve great food making it hard to choose from. It also has a deep community feeling to it.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: That the cafeteria is a buffet style and serves likeable food so I shouldn't have brought so much tupperware.
Hannah Perret
  • Hannah Perret
  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Major: Mass Communications (Electronic Media)
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: Resident Assistant
  • Favorite Class: ART100
  • Favorite Music Genre: Rap or Country
  • Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
  • Interesting Fact About You: I love to paint and create pottery.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: My grandpa's house.
Dez Rowe
  • Dez Rowe
  • Hometown: Cotopaxi, CO
  • Major: Mass Communications (Electronic Media & Integrated Communications)
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2019
  • Involvements on Campus: Revolution 89 (REV), Marketing Club, and Financial Services
  • Favorite Movie: Star Wars/ Harry Potter/ anything by Tim Burton
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Pistachio
  • Favorite Music Genre: All music except screamo. Anything I can sing and dance to.
  • Favorite TV Show: Friends
  • Favorite Sports Team: Oakland Raiders and Colorado Rockies
  • Interesting Fact About You: I have broken my nose 34 times.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The reservoir because I absolutely love fishing.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: How amazing the Rev89 media lab is I would have joined sooner.
Brenden Temple
  • Brenden Temple
  • Hometown: Centennial, CO
  • Major: Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Strength and Conditioning
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2019
  • Involvements on Campus: Men’s Lacrosse
  • Favorite Class: Creative Writing
  • Favorite Music Genre: Truthfully, I like rap but... turn on some Taylor Swift and I'll sing loud and proud
  • Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Superbowl 50, 33 and 32 champions, the Denver Broncos
  • Favorite Card/Board Game: I love/hate Monopoly
  • Interesting Fact About You: One time I tried to swallow a penny in second grade. It didn't finish its journey and I had to go to the ER to get it out. I still have that penny to this very day.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew all of the resources that were available.
Tiana Tolbert
  • Tiana Tolbert
  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Major: Mass Communications (Integrated Communications)
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2020
  • Involvements on Campus: Honors Society, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, 2018 New Student Orientation Team, and Associate Students’ Government
  • Favorite Class: Health and Wellness
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Oreo
  • Favorite TV Show: Jane the Virgin or The Fosters
  • Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
  • Interesting Fact About You: I graduated early in high school...also afraid of turtles.
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The Arts Center is awesome.
Alyssa Vargas-Lopez
  • Alyssa Vargas-Lopez
  • Hometown: Pueblo, CO
  • Major: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2019
  • Involvements on Campus: Indigenous Student Association, Latinx Student Union, Honors Program, Sociology/Criminology Club
  • Favorite Class: SOC491, Rock 'n' Roll and Rebellion
  • Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation
  • Favorite Music Genre: Anything 2000s
  • Favorite Sports Team: Colorado Avalanche
  • Interesting Fact About You: I interned at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery this past summer.
  • One thing you wish you knew before starting CSU-Pueblo: I wish I knew that it is okay to change your major, it's not set in stone. 
Kaelyn Wolfe
  • Kaelyn Wolfe
  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Major: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: Spring 2021
  • Favorite Class: Human Development
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road
  • Favorite Music Genre: Country
  • Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
  • Favorite Sports Team: Colorado Rockies
  • Interesting Fact About You: My elbows are double jointed. 
  • Favorite place in Pueblo: The Riverwalk because it is free and fun!
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