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!

DSU Ambassador Alesha Allen
DSU Ambassador Alesha Allen

Alesha Allen


Major: Elementary EducationHometown: Las Vegas, NV

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
The Lunchbox

Why I came to Dixie
I really wanted to go to a college out of state in order to get the "full college experience." Dixie seemed to be the perfect place to do that. DSU was affordable, close to home, located in a beautiful city and the atmosphere at the college pulled me right in. I loved that there were small class sizes and that all of the faculty were so helpful and welcoming.

Hobbies
I go with the flow. I like random activities to do with my friends. But you'll always catch me DANCING!

DSU Ambassador Alisha Jeziorski
DSU Ambassador Alisha Jeziorski

Alisha Jeziorski


Major: Elementary EducationHometown: Las Vegas, NV

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Tom's Deli

Why I came to Dixie
I came to DSU because of my scholarship and amazing opportunities for school. There's a ton of fun out door activities and everyone is nice.

Hobbies
Eating, driving, hanging out with friends.

DSU Ambassador Annie Jolly
DSU Ambassador Annie Jolly

Annie Jolly


Major: Secondary EducationHometown: Midvale, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Durangos

Why I came to Dixie
I came to Dixie because of the warm weather, the affordability, and the great education.

Hobbies
Playing piano, hiking, baking, and eating ice cream.

DSU Ambassador Ashlee Gallegos
DSU Ambassador Ashlee Gallegos

Ashlee Gallegos


Major: UndeclaredHometown: Taylorsville, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Cafe Rio

Why I came to Dixie
I was ready to take a chance! The outgoing people, smaller class sizes, affordable tuition, and sunshine made Dixie the perfect choice for me.

Hobbies
Photography, dance, late night ice cream runs and watching movies with friends

DSU Ambassador Austin Moss
DSU Ambassador Austin Moss

Austin Moss


Major: Health ScienceHometown: Hunter, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
McDonalds

Why I came to Dixie
experience new things, get an education, explore the wild

Hobbies
pottery, basketball, chillaxin

DSU Ambassador Bree Mitchell
DSU Ambassador Bree Mitchell

Bree Mitchell


Major: BusinessHometown: Herriman UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Red Ginger

Why I came to Dixie
For the great weather and outdoor activities!

Hobbies
Playing tennis, cooking, and hiking.

DSU Ambassador Brennon Flannery
DSU Ambassador Brennon Flannery

Brennon Flannery


Major: Pre MedHometown: Centerville, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
B-Dubbs

Why I came to Dixie
I love the warm weather, being close to California and Vegas, and It just doesn't get any better than Dixie State.

Hobbies
I like to play any type of sport. I love hiking, boating, snowboarding, basically everything outdoors. Im a gamer too.

DSU Ambassador Bryce Dahlberg
DSU Ambassador Bryce Dahlberg

Bryce Dahlberg


Major: Business AdministrationHometown: Ogden, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
In n Out

Why I came to Dixie
I came to Dixie for the affordable tuition, impeccable class sizes and unbeatable weather.

Hobbies
I love playing just about any sport but especially basketball. I love wakeboarding, exercising, and underwater glass breaking.

DSU Ambassador Charise VanDuin
DSU Ambassador Charise VanDuin

Charise VanDuin


Major: Mathematics EducationHometown: California

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Ah’sya Vietnamese Restuarant

Why I came to Dixie
I chose to come to Dixie because it's affordable, the class sizes are small, there are tons of fun recreational actives, and the people are great! :)

Hobbies
I play soccer, I swim, I sing, I love to run & go to the beach!

DSU Ambassador Charley Peterson
DSU Ambassador Charley Peterson

Charley Peterson


Major: CommunicationHometown: Kaysville, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Pizza Factory

Why I came to Dixie
I came to Dixie because of the amazing weather and the many outdoor activities that Dixie has to offer.

Hobbies
I enjoy shopping, being outside, and dancing.

DSU Ambassador Chelsea Mong
DSU Ambassador Chelsea Mong

Chelsea Mong


Major: Elementary EducationHometown: 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 2 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

DSU Ambassador Cody Bajet
DSU Ambassador Cody Bajet

Cody Bajet


Major: Medical RadiographyHometown: 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 enviroment and it offered my major.

Hobbies
Playing sports, traveling, playing video games & snowboarding

DSU Ambassador Deanna Konopka
DSU Ambassador Deanna Konopka

Deanna Konopka


Major: UndeclaredHometown: 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!

DSU Ambassador Derek Vergara
DSU Ambassador Derek Vergara

Derek Vergara


Major: Computer ScienceHometown: 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 apart of.

Hobbies
Football, Tweeting, and Archery

DSU Ambassador Duran Bickmore
DSU Ambassador Duran Bickmore

Duran Bickmore


Major: Visual TechnologyHometown: 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

DSU Ambassador Elise Tuttle
DSU Ambassador Elise Tuttle

Elise Tuttle


Major: Dental HygieneHometown: Missouri

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
The 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!

DSU Ambassador Harbor Bickmore
DSU Ambassador Harbor Bickmore

Harbor Bickmore


Major: Graphic DesignHometown: 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 have to ever 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.

DSU Ambassador Ian Parkinson
DSU Ambassador 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, skim boarding, and cooking.

DSU Ambassador Jacob Scheer
DSU Ambassador 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

DSU Ambassador Janae Keele
DSU Ambassador Janae Keele

Janae Keele


Major: Business ManagementHometown: Las Vegas

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!

DSU Ambassador Janilee Sederholm
DSU Ambassador Janilee Sederholm

Janilee Sederholm


Major: CommunicationHometown: 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 activties are endless and the personalized education you recieve in class.

Hobbies
I love to be outside(camping, swimming, four-wheeling), I love shopping, crafting, and being with friends and family.

DSU Ambassador Jessi Miles
DSU Ambassador Jessi Miles

Jessi Miles


Major: Absolutely no idea yetHometown: 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!

DSU Ambassador Jessica Russell
DSU Ambassador Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell


Major: Criminal JusticeHometown: California

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
My grandmas

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

DSU Ambassador Josh Brown
DSU Ambassador Josh Brown

Josh Brown


Major: Business financeHometown: 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 them 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
Wake boarding, skim boarding, snowboarding, spike ball, football, and riding my bike.

DSU Ambassador Kennedy Wright
DSU Ambassador Kennedy Wright

Kennedy Wright


Major: Graphic DesignHometown: 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!

DSU Ambassador Laura Brailsford
DSU Ambassador Laura Brailsford

Laura Brailsford


Major: Medical RadiographyHometown: 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.

DSU Ambassador Lindsey Swenson
DSU Ambassador Lindsey Swenson

Lindsey Swenson


Major: CommunicationsHometown: Lehi, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Pizza Factory

Why I came to Dixie
Ever sense I was little I wanted to come to DSU like all my siblings, and now I am here and I know that I picked the perfect school.

Hobbies
I love anything that happens outdoors. I am a dancer. But I love to play softball, and volleyball.

DSU Ambassador Luis Gonzales
DSU Ambassador Luis Gonzales

Luis Gonzales


Major: UndeclaredHometown: California

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Smash Burger!

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, horse shoes, football, soccer, basketball, baseball

DSU Ambassador Markelle Peterson
DSU Ambassador Markelle Peterson

Markelle Peterson


Major: Dental HygieneHometown: Lehi, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
The Pizza Factory

Why I came to Dixie
I came to DSU for their amazing Dental Hygiene Program.

Hobbies
Cooking, hiking, camping, fitness.

DSU Ambassador Mikey Stumph
DSU Ambassador Mikey Stumph

Mikey Stumph


Major: Integrated Studies- Biology/PsychologyHometown: Delta, UT

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Durangos

Why I came to Dixie
I came to DSU because they were one if 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 I 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.

DSU Ambassador Mykell Swapp
DSU Ambassador Mykell Swapp

Mykell Swapp


Major: CommunicationHometown: 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.

DSU Ambassador Robby Bowler
DSU Ambassador Robby Bowler

Robby Bowler


Major: BusinessHometown: Arizona

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Cayote

Why I came to Dixie
I came to Dixie for the personalized education, social environment, and good weather.

Hobbies
I like hiking, camping,

DSU Ambassador Sidney Hill
DSU Ambassador Sidney Hill

Sidney Hill


Major: CommunicationsHometown: 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, jet skiing, cliff jumping, hiking, swimming and napping.

DSU Ambassador TeeJay Johnson
DSU Ambassador TeeJay Johnson

TeeJay Johnson


Major: Business AdministrationHometown: 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 wake boarding all day. I also love to get involved with all the sports I can at DSU.

DSU Ambassador Tui Pauga
DSU Ambassador Tui Pauga

Tui Pauga


Major: UndeclaredHometown: Westlake, CA

Favorite Place to Eat in Saint George
Apolo Burger

Why I came to Dixie
To play football with my brother while soaking up the sun.

Hobbies
Football, Rugby, Piano, Tanning, Laughing

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