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Meet Our Admission Ambassadors

Emily Bockian

Emily Bockian

Major:
Media Studies with a minor in Film Studies
Hometown:
Sunnyvale, CA
Favorite restaurant in the city:
Orphan Andy's in the Castro
Best concert you've attended in the city:
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Campus involvement:
Outreach and Commercial Producer - USFtv, IT Director - Kappa Alpha Theta, Photography Editor - The Foghorn
Lih Seng Go

Lih Seng Goh

Major:
Communication Studies with a minor in Public Relations
Hometown:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Favorite restaurant in the city:
I can't choose.  Right now I would do anything for Pizza Orgasmica though.
Favorite spot on campus:
Presentation Theater
Campus involvement:
I am a part of ASUSF Voices, ASUSF Men's Voices and ASUSF College Players.
Alex Dizon

Alex Dizon

Major:
Design, minor in FIne Arts
Hometown:
Seattle, WA
Favorite restaurant in the city:
Bocce Cafe, it's in North Beach.
Campus involvement:
I am involved with University Ministry as an Ignatian student leaders having participated and lead many retreats through them.  Also, I have participated and lead retreats through SLE and I will be working for the Graphics Center next semester.
Priscilla Lai

Priscilla Lai

Major:
Advertising with a minor in Business
Hometown:
Ewa Beach, HI
Favorite spot on campus:
Crossroads at UC1st because it's a great place to hangout with friends on campus, study, and eat.  
Best event you've attended in the city:
Both of the Giants World Series Parades, first my freshman year and second, my junior year.  It's an honor to live in the city where the World Series was won twice within three years.
Campus involvement:
Hui O' Hawaii annual luau dancer, Alpha Phi Omega (National Service Fraternity) member.  
Hailey Gittings

Hailey Gittings

Major:
Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in Child and Youth Studies
Hometown:
Elk Grove, CA
Favorite restaurant in the city:
Bocce Cafe, it's in North Beach.
Campus involvement:
I was in a CORE group through University Ministry and did some service opportunities with them in San Francisco throughout the year.  I am also part of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship on campus.
Ed Fu

Edward Fu

Major:

International Business
Hometown:
Singapore
Favorite restaurant in the city:
King of Thai on Clement
Campus involvement:
Part of the USF Boxing Team, and USF Jazz Band (guitarist)
Best concert you've been to in the city:
Bon Iver at the Civic Center
Skylar Hall

Skylar Trammell Hall

Major:
Performing Arts and Social Justice with a concentration in Music
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ
Favorite restaurant in the city:
My favorite restaurant in the city so far is a little place in the Haight called "Great Indian Food."  It really is great.
Favorite spot in on campus:
My favorite spot on campus is the little courtyard at the back of Lone Mountain that is shaded with olive trees and overlooks the dramatic landscape of San Francisco all the way to downtown.
Katie Hobbs

Katie Hobbs

Major:
International Studies with a minor in Music
Hometown:
Portsmouth, RI
Campus Involvement:
University Choir and Treble Choirs as well as ASUSF Voices.
Favorite spot in the city:
Fisherman's Wharf
Wesley Lu

Wesley Lu

Major:
Business Marketing
Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, CA
Favorite restaurant in the city:
My favorite restaurant in the city so far is a little place in the Haight called "Great Indian Food."  It really is great.
Campus involvement:
I am involved with Pi Kappa fraternity.  I am the historian, as well as the Chairman of Brotherhood.  I am also a member of the 2013 Go-Team Orientation Leaders.
Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn

Major:
Biology
Hometown:
Denver, CO
Favorite class:
I really liked public speaking, but I enjoy my biology courses a lot as well.
Favorite spot on campus:
I am a huge fan of Kalmanovitz Hall, because it's so new and it's like a maze.
Best concert you've attended in the city: 
I went to a Pendulum and Innerpartysystem show that was awesome.
Abram Castaneda

Abram Castaneda

Major:
Communication Studies
Hometown:
Pomona, CA
Favorite spot in the city:
Mount Davidson
Favorite spot on campus:
Gleeson Plaza
Best event you've attended in the city: 
Dia de los Muertos march in the Mission
Gracey Dolan

Gracey Dolan

Major:
Philosophy with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Favorite restaurant in the city:
My favorite restaurant in the city so far is a little place in the Haight called "Great Indian Food."  It really is great.
Campus involvement:
I am a member of the St. Ignatius Institute, I participate in the Philosophy Club, I have plans to join the College Players and I attend Queer Alliance meetings regularly!
Kayla Ching

Kayla Ching

Major:
Architecture and Community Design with minors in Graphic Design and Environmental Studies
Hometown:
Kaimuki, HI
Favorite class:
Architecture Studio 3
Campus involvement:
American Institute of Architects San Francisco, Solar Decathlon
Favorite spot on campus:
The Del Santo Reading Room in Lone Mountain and of course the architecture studios in XARTS
Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Major:
Business Administration
Minor:
Design
Hometown:
Rossmoor, CA
Favorite spot in the city:
My favorite neighborhoods are Hayes Valley and the Presidio.  
Favorite spot on campus:
I love to sit by the fireplaces in the UC building.  It is a prime spot for people watching and of course getting work done.
Meghan Patterson

Meghan Patterson

Major:
Nursing
Hometown:
Santa Clarita, CA
Favorite restaurant in the city:
Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley...to me, ice cream is a meal.
Campus Invovlement:
I am a part of Tri-Gamma Women's Nursing Society and the Nursing Student Association
Favorite spot in the city:
AT&T Park and Chrissy Field
Lauren AbuAli

Lauren AbuAli

Major:
International Studies with Latin American and Film Studies minors
Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV
Favorite spot on campus:
Most likely up on Lone Mountain on a warm day!  There are plenty of trees and open grass as well as an incredible city view.
Best Concert You've Attended in the city:
Macklemore at USF!
Favorite spot in the city:
I love the Palace of Fine Arts in the Presidio, or just the Presidio period!
Erik Pang

Erik Pang

Major:
Finance
Hometown:
Mililani, HI
Favorite spot on campus:
Grassy area outside the library on a nice sunny day.
Favorite place in the city:
Dolores Park
Best concert you've attended in the city:
Bingo Players, Dutch DJs.
Kathryn Najarian

Kathryn Najarian

Major:
Sociology
Hometown:
Boston, MA
Favorite class:
I'd have to say my ethics class.  My teacher was absolutely phenomenal and kept me interested in a subject that isn't necessarily my favorite.
Campus involvement:
Substitue Zumba instructor in the Koret Health and Recreation Center
Best concert in the City:
Now and Zen Fest in Golden Gate Park
Olivia Bradley

Olivia Bradley

Major:
Hospitality Management
Hometown:
Foxboro, MA
Campus involvement:
So far I have joined Queer Alliance, PAWS and am in the process of joining the Dons Marching Band.
Favorite restaurant in the City:
People's Cafe on Haight.
Eric Dong

Eric Dong

Major:
Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in Gerontology
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Campus involvement:
I am currently involved with Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed national service fraternity, and I was also part of the Get Oriented Team for the 2013-2014 school year.
Favorite spot on campus:
My favorite spot on campus is the Kalmanovitz Hall terrace.  It's a great place to just hang out with friends or to get some alone time with your thoughts.
Rhea Bautista

Rhea Bautista

Major:
Architecture and Community Design: minor in Architectural Engineering and Filipino Studies
Hometown:
Ewa Beach, HI
Favorite class:
My favorite class is my studio class because I am able to bond with my classmates and my professors.
Campus involvement:
The Kasamahan Club
Favorite restaurant in the City:
Kitaro on Geary and 21st.
Kad Smith

Kad Smith

Major:
Politics
Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Favorite Class:
"Non-Violence in Theory and Practice" - Taught by Professor Stephen Zunes.  Amazing course, amazing professor, amazing discussion.  'Nuff said.
Favorite spot on campus: UC 1st Floor Student Lounge
Favorite spot in the city: The Mission.  The pinnacle of cultural diversity all in one neighborhood.
Stephanie Ortiz

Stephanie Ortiz

Major:
Psychology: minor in Neuroscience
Hometown:
Norwalk, CA
Favorite place in the city:
My favorite place in the city is Haight Street because of the different restaurants, variety of clothing and music stores, and the interesting people you see!
Campus involvement:
I am currently involved in an on-campus club called Latinas Unidas and a member of the 2013-2014 GO Team organization.
Favorite restaurant in the City:
My favorite restaurant is Udupi Palace located on Valencia in the Mission. It has delicious South Indian food!
Ingrid Van Diest

Ingrid Van Diest

Major:
Media Studies
Hometown:
Santa Clarita, CA
Best event you've attended in the city:
Any performance by SF Ballet is a must see!  Especially the Nutcracker and Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella.
Campus involvement:
Participating in the USF Dance Program, attending USF Dons sporting events, and USFtv
Favorite restaurant in the City:
Bi-Rite Ice Cream near Dolores Park.  Enough Said.