SAMbassador: Jizyah

High school: Delaney High School 

Major/minor: Public Health

Class of: 2017

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Hobbies & interests: Dancing, Competing in pageants, DIY projects

Campus involvement/organizations: Orange Pride Dance Team Alumna, Miss Sam Houston 2016, Student Activities Program Council, Pageant Choreographer, Sigma Alpha Pi Inductee 

Favorite place to eat in Huntsville: Potato Shack.

Favorite spot on campus: The Clock Tower.

Most memorable SHSU experience: Being Crowned Miss Houston 2016.

Favorite SHSU tradition: Battle of the Piney Woods "Axe those Jacks".

Favorite class taken at SHSU: General Zoology

Favorite professor: Susie Stone

One thing you can't leave home without: My planner

Why did you choose SHSU?: I chose SHSU because it was close enough to my family in Houston, has small class sizes and the campus size fit my interests perfectly. Once I toured the campus, I got the feeling that this is where I wanted to be.

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: Wearing Bearkat Orange!

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU?: Being at SHSU has shown me that I am interested in much more than I thought before and has given me to platform to explore those interest.

What advice would you give incoming students?: Join organizations! They are the gateway to new friends and experiences. 

One fun/random fact about you: I hate wearing shorts.

After I graduate from SHSU, I hope to: Be in a place where I can give back to serve the communities that made me the young woman I am today.

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