University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Pitt-Johnstown Student Ambassadors

Pitt-Johnstown's Student Ambassador Program is a great leadership opportunity. Student Ambassadors are responsible for representing Pitt-Johnstown - its history, opportunities, attributes, benefits, and services when hosting or welcoming visitors to campus. Acting as a representative for the university, Student Ambassadors are expected to warmly welcome all campus visitors, mainly serving prospective students and parents, while working to establish a quality first impression.

 

MEET OUR STUDENT AMBASSADORS


  THOMAS DEASY  

  Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
  High School: Bishop Canevin High School  
  Year: Junior 
  Major: Early Childhood Education and Special Education  
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I wanted to go to a Pitt
  campus that also included smaller class sizes where I
  could connect with my professors.  
  

 


 

  KATIE WOCKLEY

  Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
  High School: Peters Township High School 
  Year: Senior
  Major: Biology major with a mathematics minor 
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johstown
  because of the small class sizes. I also love how you 
  experience all four seasons during the Academic Year. 
 

 

 

  REBECCA WILLIAMSON

  Hometown: Johnstown, PA
  High School: Forest Hills High School
  Year: Junior
  Major: Biology/ Pre-Vet
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I love having one-on-one
  relationships with my professors as well as small class sizes
  and Pitt-Johnstown gave me both. I love how many different 
  clubs and activities there are, and I can still be involved in a lot 
  even if they are not related to my major. 
 


 

  TAYLOR MILLER

  Hometown: Stoystown, PA
  High School: North Star High School 
  Year: Senior 
  Major: Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy 
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown
  because of how small the community is. Everyone knows
  everyone and the professors also get to  know their students. 

 

 

                            
 

  MADDY ANKENY

  Hometown: Davidsville, PA
  High School: Conemaugh Township High School 
  Year: Sophomore
  Major: Marketing Major, Communication Minor
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown
  because of campus size and wanted to explore a new environment.
  

 

              

 

 

  KAYLA MCBETH

  Hometown: Greensburg, PA
  High School: Hempfield Area Senior HS
  Year: Junior
  Major: Nursing
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown
  because their academic programs have an incredible reputation.

 

 

 

 

  OLIVIER PETROSKY

  Hometown: Johnstown, PA
  High School: Westmont Hilltop High School
  Year: Freshman
  Major: English Literature
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the scenic atmosphere and proximity to home. 

 

 

 

 

 NATALIE KOPERA

  Hometown: Hastings, PA
  High School: Cambria Heights High School
  Year: Senior
  Major: English Literature
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the class sizes and scenic views. After my first
  semester, I knew I made the right choice!

 

 

 

 

  CAITLYN MAHER

  Hometown: Altoona, PA
  High School: Altoona Area High School
  Year: Senior
  Major: Psychology with Political Science Minor
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of it truly felt like home when I came to campus
  for the first time. When you know, you know! 

 

 

 

 

  CRYSTAL WASHINGTON

  Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  High School: Roosevelt High School
  Year: Senior
  Major: Psychology 
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the size of the campus and wanted to explore
  a new environment!

 

 

 

 

  SOPHIA HALIKIOPOULOS

  Hometown: Telford, PA
  High School: Souderton Area High School
  Year: Junior
  Major: Secondary Education and Political Science
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the beautiful atmosphere and outdoor activities 
  I could do with my friends. Such as hiking and stargazing. 

 

 

 

 

  HEATHER KINLAN 

  Hometown: Bethel Park, PA
  High School: Bethel Park High School 
  Year: Junior
  Major: Early Childhood Education
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the it was exactly what I was looking for in a school.
  I was looking for a small, personal school and after touring campus 
  I fell in love with Pitt-Johnstown. Between talking with education 
  faculty and hearing about different school activities, I knew this was
  the place for me. 

 

 

  DASUANI BOWMAN

  Hometown: West Mifflin, PA
  High School: West Mifflin High School
  Year: Senior
  Major: Biology
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the beautiful atmosphere. I also loved
  that it was a completely different environment where I live.

 

 

 

 

  DAVID BINLEY

  Hometown: North Hills, PA
  High School: Avonworth High School
  Year: Senior
  Major: Economics
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the feel the campus gave me. I also loved the size 
  of the campus and knew this was the school for me. 


  

 

  RYLIE PLETCHER

  Hometown: Latrobe, PA
  High School: Latrobe High School
  Year: Junior
  Major: Marketing, Communication Minor
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of the real world learning experience. I also loved the size 
  of the campus and the community aspect.

 

 

 

  GRANT BAURLE

  Hometown: Imperial, PA
  High School: West Allegheny High School 
  Year: Sophomore
  Major: Civil Engineering 
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because I knew I wanted to pursue a degree in Engineering
  with Pitt's Engineering Program. I also fell in love with the 
  scenery of campus and new this was home away from home. 

 

 

  KATELYN RUDY

  Hometown: Tamaqua, PA
  High School: Tamaqua High School
  Year: Junior
  Major: Marketing
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because college town atmosphere it has. I also knew that  
  I wanted to continue my soccer career at the collegiate level 
  and Pitt-Johnstown was the perfect fit for me. 

 

 

 

  LYDIA HANNA

  Hometown: Egypt, currently Bethlehem, PA
  High School: Al Manar International School, Qatar 
  Year: Senior
  Major: Biology, Psychology Minor
  Why you chose Pitt-Johnstown: I chose Pitt-Johnstown 
  because of how beautiful the campus is. I also love how
  you can have a awesome connection with your professors
  and classmates due to the small class sizes.