SAMbassador: Izzy

High school: Bradenton Prep Academy-Dubai, UAE

Major/minor: Healthcare Administration/Management

Class of: 2018

Hometown: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

Hobbies & interests: I enjoy watching movies, spending time with my loved ones, crafting and listening to music. I love traveling and meeting people from different cultures. Love Bruno Mars!

Campus involvement/organizations: I am a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Bearkat Buddies, and International Student Organization.

Favorite place to eat in Huntsville: El Gordo Taqueria

Favorite spot on campus: The mall area.

Most memorable SHSU experience: 2015 Battle of the Pinney Woods.

Favorite SHSU tradition: The Tree of Light Ceremony.

Favorite class taken at SHSU: Multicultural Health Issues.

Favorite professor: Susie Stone

One thing you can't leave home without: Body Spray/Perfume

Why did you choose SHSU?: Sam Houston was the perfect size out of all the schools where I applied and when I toured the campus I just felt at home.

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: I love supporting our Bearkats by attending different sporting event and I absolutely love going to tailgates.

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU?: I love how many opportunities the university gives you. I love how confident I have become since I been here at SHSU and I can't wait to see what else SHSU has in store.

What advice would you give incoming students?: These four years are going to be the best years of your life! Go to Bearkat Camp, you will meet people there that are just as nervous as you and you will make friends. Once you get here find an organization where you fit in, it will make everything less scary. Huntsville is a small town but it will soon become your home.

One fun/random fact about you: I have lived in six different countries throughout my life.

After I graduate from SHSU, I hope to: Get my Masters in Healthcare Administration and eventually find myself working at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

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