Ambassadors

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassador program gives students the opportunity to further develop their leadership and communication skills while sharing their experiences as a DSU student with others. Get to know them better!


Alesha_Allen


Alesha Allen

Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: The Lunchbox
Why I came to Dixie:
I really wanted to go to a college out of state in order to get the “full college experience.” Dixie seemed to be the perfect place to do that. DSU was affordable, close to home, located in a beautiful city and the atmosphere at the college pulled me right in. I loved that there were small class sizes and that all of the faculty were so helpful and welcoming.
Hobbies:
I go with the flow. I like random activities to do with my friends. But you’ll always catch me DANCING!


Alisha_Jeziorski

Alisha Jeziorski

Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Tom’s Deli
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because of my scholarship and amazing opportunities for school. There’s a ton of fun outdoor activities and everyone is nice.
Hobbies:
Eating, driving, hanging out with friends.


Annie_Jolly

Annie Jolly

Major: Secondary Education
Hometown: Midvale, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Durangos
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie because of the warm weather, the affordability, and the great education.
Hobbies:
Playing piano, hiking, baking, and eating ice cream.


Ashlee_Gallegos

Ashlee Gallegos

Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Taylorsville, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Cafe Rio
Why I came to Dixie:
I was ready to take a chance! The outgoing people, smaller class sizes, affordable tuition, and sunshine made Dixie the perfect choice for me.
Hobbies:
Photography, dance, late night ice cream runs, and watching movies with friends.


Austin_Moss

Austin Moss

Major: Health Science
Hometown: Hunter, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: McDonalds
Why I came to Dixie:
Experience new things, get an education, explore the wild.
Hobbies:
Pottery, basketball, chillaxin’.


Bree_Mitchell

Bree Mitchell

Major: Business
Hometown: Herriman, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Red Ginger
Why I came to Dixie:
For the great weather and outdoor activities!
Hobbies:
Playing tennis, cooking, and hiking.


Brennon_Flannery

Brennon Flannery

Major: Pre Med
Hometown: Centerville, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: B-Dubbs
Why I came to Dixie:
I love the warm weather, being close to California and Vegas, and it just doesn’t get any better than Dixie State.
Hobbies:
I like to play any type of sport. I love hiking, boating, snowboarding, basically everything outdoors. I’m a gamer too.


Bryce_Dahlberg

Bryce Dahlberg

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Ogden, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: In ‘N Out
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for the affordable tuition, impeccable class sizes and unbeatable weather.
Hobbies:
I love playing just about any sport but especially basketball. I love wakeboarding, exercising, and underwater glass breaking.


Charise_VanDuin

Charise VanDuin

Major: Mathematics Education
Hometown: California
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Ah’sya Vietnamese Restaurant
Why I came to Dixie:
I chose to come to Dixie because it’s affordable, the class sizes are small, there are tons of fun recreational activities, and the people are great! 🙂
Hobbies:
I play soccer, I swim, I sing, I love to run and go to the beach!


Charley_Peterson

Charley Peterson

Major: Communication
Hometown: Kaysville, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Pizza Factory
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie of the amazing weather and the many outdoor activities that Dixie has to offer.
Hobbies:
I enjoy shopping, being outside, and dancing.


Chelsea_Mong

Chelsea Mong

Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Lunch Box
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because I fell in love with the Dixie life! There are so many activities to participate in, lots of new people to meet, and endless fun! The weather and community is perfect. Also being only two hours away from home is nice, just in case I need my mommy!
Hobbies:
Four-wheeling, hanging out with friends, dancing, and taking a daily nap on the floor.


Cody_Bajet

Cody Bajet

Major: Medical Radiography
Hometown: Hawaii
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Honolulu Grill
Why I came to Dixie:
I chose Dixie State University because it was affordable. I really liked the campus environment and it offered my major.
Hobbies:
Playing sports, traveling, playing video games, and snowboarding.


Deanna_Konopka

Deanna Konopka

Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Chuck-A-Rama
Why I came to Dixie:
I chose Dixie because it is close to home, the class sizes are small, and the weather is great! It just seemed like the perfect fit for me!
Hobbies:
Outdoor activities, taking pictures, and going out to eat!


Derek_Vergara

Derek Vergara

Major: Computer Science
Hometown: California
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Cracker Barrel
Why I came to Dixie:
While still being affordable Dixie offered me a full college experience! I loved the outdoor atmosphere and the perfect traveling distance from my home in CA. There were also a ton of leadership opportunities offered that I looked forward to possibly being a part of.
Hobbies:
Football, tweeting, and archery.


Duran_Bickmore

Duran Bickmore

Major: Visual Technology
Hometown: St. George, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: I most frequent Taco Bell
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for the weather of course. There is always so much to do around town. I also like how I feel I can actually make a positive impact here at Dixie.
Hobbies:
Rollerblading, skimboarding, outdoor stuff, music, being a hipster.


Elise_Tuttle

Elise Tuttle

Major: Dental Hygiene
Hometown: Missouri
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Pizza Factory
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU for the fun atmosphere and the opportunities it gives me to reach my educational goals.
Hobbies:
My hobbies are shopping, anything outdoors, and spending time with my friends and family.


Harbor_Bickmore

Harbor Bickmore

Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: St. George, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Buffalo Wild Wings
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because it is not cold in the winters and I don’t ever have to stress about parking in town. I also liked the idea of being part of a smaller school that is growing a lot. I felt like I could get involved and make a difference.
Hobbies:
When I’m not going to school you can find me at the river skimboarding in the summer, skiing in the winter, and rollerblading all year round. I also like to wear cool clothes, and listen to good music.


Ian_Parkinson

Ian Parkinson

Major: Emergency Medical Services
Hometown: Highland, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: The Coyote
Why I came to Dixie:
It felt like home when I came down to take a tour of campus. Obviously the weather and I loved the atmosphere of the campus.
Hobbies:
Deep water snorkeling, wakeboarding, spikeball, lacrosse, flag football, volleyball, skimboarding, and cooking.


Jacob_Scheer

Jacob Scheer

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: California
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Anywhere
Why I came to Dixie:
To get a great education, and I love the city of St. George.
Hobbies:
Football, baseball, snowboarding, swimming, basketball, volleyball.


Janae_Keele

Janae Keele

Major: Business Management
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: The Lunch Box
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because of the amazing education it provides me! There is always something fun going on at Dixie. Not to mention the weather is perfect!
Hobbies:
Working out, going on adventures, hanging out with friends, traveling, and doing hair and makeup!


Janilee_Sederholm

Janilee Sederholm

Major: Communication
Hometown: Northern Utah
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Cafe Rio
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie to become a true rebel! For the warm weather and to move away and be on my own. I also quickly realized why I love Dixie so much is the outdoor activities are endless and the personalized education you receive in class.
Hobbies:
I love to be outside (camping, swimming, four-wheeling), I love shopping, crafting, and being with friends and family.


Jessi_Miles

Jessi Miles

Major: Absolutely no idea yet
Hometown: USA
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Yogurt Land
Why I came to Dixie:
Excellent weather, small class sizes, close to home but not too close, love the area and the people!
Hobbies:
Piano, singing, golfing, anything sports related, laughing, camping, fishing, hiking, reading, eating, boating, and I love math!


Jessica_Russell

Jessica Russell

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: California
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: My grandma’s
Why I came to Dixie:
The mall is right across the freeway, and there are super sweet activities to do in St. George.
Hobbies:
Tennis, soccer, polevaulting, longboarding, and anything else that involves being active.


Josh_Brown

Josh Brown

Major: Business finance
Hometown: Highland, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: El Coyote
Why I came to Dixie:
I grew up hearing stories of the glory days of my parents. Dixie is where they met and gave the a start to be successful in life. St. George was my vacation spot where I enjoyed the sun, the water, and the hot red rocks. I always knew that my vacation spot would become my spot to enjoy the Dixie Life for many years to come. I work hard and I play hard! There was no other place I could do this then here at Dixie State University.
Hobbies:
Wakeboarding, skimboarding, snowboarding, spikeball, football, and riding my bike.


Kennedy_Wright

Kennedy Wright

Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: Logan, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: A few of my favorites are Orange Peel, Mad Pita, and Breakfast at Tifiny’s
Why I came to Dixie:
I felt like DSU was exactly what I wanted in a university. I always wanted to live somewhere warm and I was drawn to St. George. I love the campus, getting involved in the Dixie life, and furthering my education in smaller class sizes. The opportunities here are endless and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made!
Hobbies:
Dancing, golfing, watching movies, doing makeup, and most importantly sleeping!


Laura_Brailsford

Laura Brailsford

Major: Medical Radiography
Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Benja’s
Why I came to Dixie:
I’m an outdoor junkie so the activities and scenery instantly had me hooked. I also loved the comfortable friendly feel of campus.
Hobbies:
Skiing, hiking, and yoga in the park.


Lindsey_Swenson

Lindsey Swenson

Major: Communications
Hometown: Lehi, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Pizza Factory
Why I came to Dixie:
Ever since I was little I wanted to come to DSU like all my siblings, and now I am here and I know I picked the perfect school.
Hobbies:
I love anything that happens outdoors. I am a dancer. I love to play softball and volleyball.


Luis_Gonzales

Luis Gonzales

Major: Undeclared
Hometown: California
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Smashburger!
Why I came to Dixie:
I chose Dixie because it was the right fit for me. I love the people I got to meet while I visited. I look forward to meeting other people!
Hobbies:
Surfing, camping, beach hopping, horseshoes, football, soccer, basketball, baseball.


Markelle_Peterson

Markelle Peterson

Major: Dental Hygiene
Hometown: Lehi, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Pizza Factory
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU for their amazing Dental Hygiene Program.
Hobbies:
Cooking, hiking, camping, fitness.


Mikey_Stumph

Mikey Stumph

Major: Integrated Studies – Biology/Psychology
Hometown: Delta, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Durangos
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because they were one of the only schools that seemed like they wanted me to come there. I also came because I wanted to experience the Dixie Life, and it’s been one of the best choices that I have ever made!
Hobbies:
I like to do all sorts of outdoors stuff like hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. Southern Utah is the perfect place for that. Also I love building Rockcrawlers and Side by Sides with my dad and racing what we build.


Mykell_Swapp

Mykell Swapp

Major: Communication
Hometown: Herriman, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Paula’s (Best Mexican food)
Why I came to Dixie:
The personalized education, warm weather, fun outdoor activities, the community, and scholarship opportunities.
Hobbies:
Hiking, running, sleeping, reading, dating, and watching Netflix.


Robby_Bowler

Robby Bowler

Major: Business
Hometown: Arizona
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: El Coyote
Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for the personalized education, social environment, and good weather.
Hobbies:
I like hiking and camping.


Sidney_Hill

Sidney Hill

Major: Communications
Hometown: Logan, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Ichiban
Why I came to Dixie:
The personalized education, and the warm weather, sand volleyball, shorts and fun I get to experience year round.
Hobbies:
Volleyball, jetskiing, cliff jumping, hiking, swimming, and napping.


TeeJay_Johnson

TeeJay Johnson

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Bountiful, UT
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Tropical Smoothie
Why I came to Dixie:
Came to DSU for the most affordable education and best opportunities to get involved in the state! Plus who doesn’t like to go to the lake in the middle of January.
Hobbies:
Love to be pool side chillin’, going to the lake with friends and wakeboarding all day I also love to get involved with all the sports I can at DSU.


Tui_Pauga

Tui Pauga

Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Westlake, CA
Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George: Apollo Burger
Why I came to Dixie:
To play football with my brother while soaking up the sun.
Hobbies:
Football, rugby, piano, tanning, laughing.