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Student Ambassadors

Want an insider's perspective on what it's like to be a Purple Knight? Get to know all of our student ambassadors.

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Christopher Vazquez

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Hometown: Stratford,CT
  • TV show I’m currently watching: House of the Dragon
  • Favorite part of UB: Wahlstrom Library
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Jay Sanders

  • Graduation year: 2025
  • Major: Health Sciences, concentration in exercise and fitness
  • Hometown: Hartford, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Veterinarian
  • TV show I’m currently watching: One Piece
  • Favorite part of UB: The food! Ha-ha kidding, the people
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Gianna Rosario

  • Graduation year: 2025
  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Surgeon or FBI agent
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Grey’s Anatomy
  • Favorite part of UB: Student Programming Board
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Jaryee Cooper

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Sports Management
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Professional soccer player
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Power
  • Favorite part of UB: The Heckman Center
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Glenn Manigault III

  • Graduation year: 2026
  • Major: English
  • Hometown: Fairfield, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Professional basketball player and teacher
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Travelers
  • Favorite part of UB: The food and the friends amongst me at UB
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Hachton Laforest

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Medical Laboratory Science
  • Hometown: Greenwich, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Doctor
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Catching up on Teen Wolf
  • Favorite part of UB: How easy it is to plan events and bring your ideas to life
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Alyssa Negron

  • Graduation year: 2023
  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Stratford, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Veterinarian
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Vikings Valhalla
  • Favorite part of UB: Working as a Student Ambassador
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Viktoriia Sheremet

  • Graduation year: 2025
  • Major: Finance
  • Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Teacher
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Money Heist
  • Favorite part of UB: Diversity of students and opportunities to engage with other people
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Mya Hall

  • Graduation year: 2025
  • Major: Music
  • Hometown: Hamden, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Actress
  • TV show I’m currently watching: The Circle
  • Favorite part of UB: Holiday Themed Events
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Kennedy Johnson

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Actress
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Zoey 101
  • Favorite part of UB: Being a Student Ambassador
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Crystal Rankin

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Biology
  • Hometown: Stratford, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Physician’s Assistant
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Never Have I Ever
  • Favorite part of UB: The beach near campus
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Priscilla Brito

  • Graduation year: 2025
  • Major: Administration
  • Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Steward
  • TV show I’m currently watching: The Crown
  • Favorite part of UB: The great people and the proximity to Seaside Park
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Yemarah Dallas

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: English
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Writer
  • TV show I’m currently watching: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Favorite part of UB: The library
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Jillian Rice

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Shelton, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Veterinarian
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Re-watching That 70's Show
  • Favorite part of UB: The beautiful campus, the friends I’ve made in my program, and working with the best coworkers!
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Shahmima Akther

  • Graduation year: 2025
  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Nurse Practitioner or Librarian
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Criminal Minds
  • Favorite part of UB: The events that go on every week and the diversity on campus. I’m introverted so I didn’t expect to make so many friends but because of these events and being a student ambassador, I was able to meet so many new people!
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Makayla Clarke

  • Graduation year: 2024
  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Stratford, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Chef
  • TV show I’m currently watching: All American Homecoming
  • Favorite part of UB: Being an RA and interacting with my residents on campus
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Britney Sanchez

  • Graduation year: 2023
  • Major: Nursing
  • Hometown: Stamford, CT
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: A baker, I was obsessed with Cake Boss on TLC
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Love is Blind
  • Favorite part of UB: Connecting with my residents as a Residential Assistant
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Prince Dillon

  • Graduation year: 2023
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Hometown: North Miami, FL and Queens, NY
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up: Professional basketball player
  • TV show I’m currently watching: Game of Thrones
  • Favorite part of UB: The culture and welcomeness from everyone