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

Major: Integrated Studies
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Why I came to Dixie:
I was attracted to the friendly atmosphere at DSU. I also love the weather and the beautiful surroundings of St. George. Oh and let’s not forget about the small class sizes and affordable tuition here!
Hobbies:
I simply love having a good time. Whether it’s bowling, dancing or just watching a movie, as long as I have good company I’m happy!


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Ally Weber

Major: Human Communication
Hometown: Layton, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
Exciting atmosphere, year-round outdoor activities, affordability, small class sizes (holla) & lastly, people who want to see YOU succeed in your college career. What more could you ask for? #thedixielife
Hobbies:
Hiking, chillin’ with the homies, mobbing at Disneyland, rapping to the ills’ beats, magic tricks (ooh, ahh) & drinking diet coke.


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Alyssa Lambert

Major: Bioengineering
Hometown: Hurricane, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
Smaller and more focused on helping the students academics. I love the environment and variety of outdoor activities!
Hobbies:
Climbing, Running, Sailing, Hiking, Violin, Piano


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Annie Jolly

Major: Social Studies Composite Teaching (fancy way to say history teacher)
Hometown: Sandy, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
The second I stepped on campus I knew that Dixie was home for me. There are plenty of ways to get involved and meet new people on campus. I loved the idea of having smaller class sizes for a more personalized education. And, most importantly, the cost of tuition allowed me to move away from home and get the college experience I dreamed of.
Hobbies:
My hobbies are breakfast lunch and dinner


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Arlen Mossgrove

Major: Business, Pre-Law
Hometown: Glenallen, AK
Why I came to Dixie:
I chose Dixie because it made the most financial sense, but I stayed because of the social life and access to the outdoors.
Hobbies:
Longboarding, playing guitar, skimboarding, rock climbing, golfing, and I always enjoy a rousing game of Chess.


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Ashlee Gallegos

Major: Criminal justice
Hometown: Herriman, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
The outgoing people, small class sizes, and plenty of sunshine made Dixie the perfect choice for me
Hobbies:
Love the outdoors I’ve played sports my whole life but mainly mixed martial arts. Oh and I love tv shows and movies


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Austin Clark

Major: Indecisiveness and procrastination. (Undecided)
Hometown: Centerville, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
the location is great, the cost is affordable, #TheDixieLife is excellent, and there’s a ton of rad stuff to do!!
Hobbies:
Photography, Camping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Traveling, Jammin’ to some good tunes, and livin’ life


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Austin Moss

Major: Buisness
Hometown: West Valley, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
It was a great fit for me, perfect location, especially cause I love outdoors and I can ride my motorcycle all year round, and the affordability.
Hobbies:
I like to work on my motorcycle and drive it whenever possible. I like to hangout with my roomates and just have fun


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Ben Dahlberg

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Ogden,UT
Why I came to Dixie:
Getting a quality hands on education while being able to get outside and do something I love everyday of the year.
Hobbies:
I love getting out and enjoying everything in the backyard of St. George. Going to the lake with the pals, going up in the mountains to ski in the winter, sand volleyball and hiking year round


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Brooks Roe

Major: Mass Communication
Hometown: Boulder City, NV
Why I came to Dixie:
Because of the amazing environment it’s in and the awesome people
Hobbies:
Football, basketball, skiing, traveling, photography, socializing, eating food


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.