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!

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Hunter Housel – President

Year in School Junior
Hometown: Herriman, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for the endless outdoor opportunity. Perfect weather combined with perfect landscape, doesn’t get much better. I came here for that but I’ve ultimately stayed because of the amazing people I’ve met, who make me never want to leave St. George!
Hobbies:
Love golfing, watching movies, trying new things, and being with friends!


 

Sydney Anderson – Secretary

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: Farmington, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
The small class sizes, awesome weather, and the great job and volunteer opportunities at DSU and in the community!

Hobbies:
I love to be outside hiking, camping, and swimming!


 

Kodi Bell – VP of Performance

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Marion, IL

Why I came to Dixie:
It felt like home, and gave me an environment where i was able to discover myself while developing skills that would help me in the future career.

Hobbies:
Music, fashion, art & golf.


 

Lane Johnson – VP of Campus Engagement

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: St. George, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I was seeking an opportunity to get a quality education while supporting myself financially. This was by far my best option and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Hobbies:
Mountain biking, camping and traveling to beautiful destinations.


 

Kaity Bissenden – VP of Marketing

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie State for sunny skies and to live #thedixielife. I love how many different ways there are to get involved on campus and in the community.

Hobbies:
Eating chips, swimming, and doing pretty much anything under the sun.


 

Heidee Goates – VP of Recruitment

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Queen Creek, AZ

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU, because I made the Dixie Blaze Dance Team & I love St. George!
Hobbies:
Dancing, yoga, making TikToks, and listening to music.


 

Kinley Adams – VP Community Engagement

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: Monroe, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I chose Dixie for the active lifestyle on campus and around St. George. Plus I love the sun!!!

Hobbies:
I love all things outdoors like hiking, riding horses, hunting. I also am super passionate about dance!!!


 

Cris Patzan

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Logan, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
To be far enough away from home I could see what it was like to be on my own! The super low cost really had me hooked!

Hobbies:
Climbing, Trail Running, Playing Guitar and Reading.


 

Danika Fellows

Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Why I came to Dixie:

I love everything about St. George, and I wanted to get a high value education without taking on any student debt!

Hobbies:
Yoga, climbing, being a nerd.


 

Gabe Claybaugh

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
For the sunshine and and all the outdoor activities you can do in it!

Hobbies:
Paddle boarding, hiking, hammocking, camping


 

Micayla Gegen

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Boulder City, NV

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because it’s close to home, it’s so affordable and offers the best quality education, and it has a small-town feel!

Hobbies:
Softball, traveling, camping, shopping, hiking!


 

Oscar Bastida

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Avalon, CA

Why I came to Dixie:
Affordability of education, higher female percentage at Dixie!

Hobbies:
Sports, meeting new people, being goofy, family quality time, I’m a big brother.


 

Tayler Broughton

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie because of the affordability and I instantly fell in love with St. George!

Hobbies:
I love to hike, exercise, cook, hangout with friends and craft!


 

Carson Palmer

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Stansbury Park, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for a hands on learning experience and for the incredible outdoor lifestyle!

Hobbies:
Paragliding, mountain biking, and sending it big!


 

Cesar Cavillo

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Farmington, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Affordability and Destination Location!

Hobbies:
Enjoying the great outdoors!


 

Emilee Sheehy

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Riverton, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie because of the small class sizes. I really wanted to be able to know my professors and have more one on one experiences.

Hobbies:
Going to the gym, hiking, and snowboarding!


 

Emma Poll

Year in School: Junior
Hometown: South Weber, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie because tuition was extremely affordable and the weather is nice! Also the beach is just 5 hours away!

Hobbies:
I love all things Disney, baseball, and Mario Kart!


 

Hannah Goodfellow

Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Salt Lake City ,UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Dixie State is a financially smart decision and a great place to find adventures!

Hobbies:
Rock climbing, hiking, running, hammocking, reading, and eating!


 

Lizzie Jones

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: St. George, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Weather, small class sizes and the amazing Dixie life!!!

Hobbies:
Traveling, soaking up the sun, and playing with my cats 🙂


 

Luke Durbin

Year in School: Junior

Hometown:Mesquite, NV

Why I came to Dixie:
For the safe campus!

Hobbies:
Rubik’s cube, playing clarinet, video games.


 

Mallory Shaw

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Ogden, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
To live #thedixielife!

Hobbies:
Pickle ball, volleyball, and hanging out with friends!


 

Ayana Brown

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Merritt, BC Canada

Why I came to Dixie:
Small class size, location, and fun atmosphere.

Hobbies:
Dancing and cooking.


 

George Pierpont

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for the amazing Criminal Justice program!

Hobbies:
Cars, Golfing, Mountain Biking.


 

Jenny Hastings

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I loved the low cost, the scholarships I was able to get, and most of all the atmosphere of Dixie! I love the community here and the motto “active learning active life” Dixie just feels right! It has been the best decision to come here I have loved it every day!

Hobbies:
I love to watch movies, rock climb, camp, four wheel, and hang out with my friends!!


 

Mia Hickman

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: St. George, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I love St. George and couldn’t leave my hometown.

Hobbies:
My hobbies include: Shopping, Eating pizza and being outside.


 

Yuli Castaneda

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Wendover, UT
Why I came to Dixie:
Affordable education and beautiful destination.

Hobbies:
I love to paint, sleep and hangout with friends.


 

Mikayla Uzelac

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown:Centerville, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Fun environment, small class sizes, & affordability!

Hobbies:
Playing sports, riding scooters, and getting ice cream with friends:)


 

Allie McGlothlen

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to DSU because of the red rock, incredible weather, small class sizes and continuous hand in learning!

Hobbies:
I love to hike, do yoga, and explore Southern Utah taking countless amounts of pictures!


 

Molly Gibson

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: South Jordan, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie because of the sunshine. I love how affordable it is also because it will save me in the long run. I love how close everything and how much there is to do around campus!

Hobbies:
I love to workout, be in the sun and shop!


 

William Welch

Year in School: Sophomore

Hometown: St. George, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie partly because I fell in love with this city, the weather, and everything you can do here. Each semester I love this University more and more because I love class sizes and how fun and involved the student body is!

Hobbies:
Soccer, snowboarding, rock climbing, adventuring


 

Ashlie Allbright

Year in School: Freshman
Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Why I came to Dixie:
Beautiful, affordable, advanced University.

Hobbies:
Hanging out with friends and playing volleyball.


 

Macee Adamson

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown:Roosevelt, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Dixie felt like home when I toured! That’s when I knew it was the place for me!

Hobbies:
I love playin volleyball! I also really love anything that has to do with music! 🙂


 

Riley Shelton

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Murray, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
I love the warm weather, the red rocks, and the hands on learning in small class sizes!

Hobbies:
Filmmaking, Being Outdoors, Pickleball, and hanging out with friends!


 

Veronica Robledo

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Why I came to Dixie:
Destination and cost!! Those two things were super important to me when picking a school and DSU hits both of those perfectly.

Hobbies:
Star gazing, swimming, baking.


 

Ashlyn Morrell

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Morgan, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
The weather, all the outdoor activities and for the active learning active lifestyle!

Hobbies:
Sports, outdoors, hanging with family and friends!


 

Ciera Passey

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Alpine, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Warm weather and affordable tuition.

Hobbies:
Boating and hiking.


 

Ellie Madsen

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie for sunny St. George. I absolutely love the red rock & warm weather. Also my parents went to Dixie back when it was a two year school & I wanted to continue on the legacy !!

Hobbies:
Pretty much anything outdoors. I love love love hiking, paddle boarding & rock climbing.


 

Ivette Balboa

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Kailua, HI

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie because I loved the motto “Active life, Active Learning”. It is the motto I want to live by for the rest of my life.

Hobbies:
Working out , Reading, Hiking, Singing, Creating music


 

Jaylon Gardner

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Enterprise, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
Friends and it was affordable.

Hobbies:
Sports & drones.


 

Kate Kotter

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Taylorsville, UT

Why I came to Dixie:
It’s the most affordable 4 year college in Utah, and there is sunny weather 300 days a year.
When I took a tour on campus, it just felt so right (:

Hobbies:
I love to play basketball and tennis. I also enjoy jammin to country music, going on adventures outside, and I am found most happy when spending time I’m with those I love!


 

Lizzy Fellows

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Why I came to Dixie:
I came to Dixie State because of the amazing weather and small class sizes!

Hobbies:
Playing tennis and hanging out with my friends.


 

Morgan Jones

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Pierre, SD

Why I came to Dixie:
I came for the warm weather, outdoor adventures and beautiful landscape.

Hobbies:
I like traveling, watching too MANY movies and going on lots of outdoor adventures with friends.