Meet our Student Ambassadors


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Hello everyone! I am María Cisneros, a Spanish engineer and now student in the master of Project Management. I am in Albuquerque because of Track and Field, I am a short sprinter competing with the UNM team. I have been here since August 2022 and I will have until July 2023 to go on enjoying this experience, the food, the weather and the friendly people that this city is giving me.
Regarding other hobbies in addition to Track, I love nature, and that is something that we are so lucky being in New Mexico. Consider me a travel partner! I also consider myself a very curious person, so probably I would join to any plan you offer me


Onyedikachi Joshua Ambassador

Name:  Okeke Onyedikachi Joshua

Majors: Statistics, with a focus on Spatial Statistics
Program: Graduate
Career interest: Data scientists and analytics at Boeing Company
Skills: GeoAI, Geostatistical Modelling
Hobbies: Adventures, Sci-fi movies, hiking and gaming.
Best things about Albuquerque: The rangeland, sorting mountains, Hot air balloons and the New Mexican chile cuisine.
Language Spoken: English, Spanish (learning)
Class of 2024


Emmanuel Quarty Pick

Name: Emmanuel Quartey


I am originally from Ghana. I’m a Ph.D. student in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology department here at UNM. I came to the United States in the Fall of 2022. My research interest involves the combination of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry. I like watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
Albuquerque is one of the safest cities in New Mexico with a beautiful landscape, rich history, plentiful outdoor recreational activities, and great quality of life.
As an incoming student, be positive, and proactive, and ask for help



Maureen Anna Dungo

Name: Maureen "Anna" Dungo.


I am from the Philippines
Currently Project Assistant at the Chemistry Department
likes - outdoors.



Leo Changxin

Name: Changxin Su (Leo)


Undergraduate Degree: English (International Business)
Hometown: China
Anderson Program: PMBA
I am Leo, before I came to the US, I worked in Shanghai as a sales manager in an international trade business company. I was mainly responsible for expanding markets and developing new business opportunities. My job also brought me chances to discover health care policies in different countries and understand the global health care industry. I wish to study the MBA to deepen my understanding of global health care systems and management, enhance my managerial skills, and boost our business.
I like watching movie, travelling, and boxing. I’ve been New Mexico three times before, I like here very much, it’s small and peaceful, always blue sky and sunshine days. And my mom has lived here for several years. When I decided to study in the US, Albuquerque was my first choice.



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Name:  Seyi Adekoya


I am a young, ambitious graduate student who hails from Nigeria with a first-class degree in industrial chemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a master's degree in inorganic chemistry at the Premier University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I am presently in the field of physical chemistry with a research focus on exploring the world of nanomaterials with applications in energy.
I believe that for development to occur, individuals must be ready to give back to their communities, and my passion for education, advocacy, and community service drove me to apply for this PhD program as well as volunteer to be an icon that people will reckon with as they embark on a similar journey.
At the University of New Mexico, I am the General Secretary of the Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA), a registered graduate member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and a collegiate member of the National Society of Black Engineers. Overall, I am affiliated with several renown scholarly, graduate, and professional bodies where I am an active participant and contribute significantly to their growth and development.



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Name:  Josephine Titus


Nursing Undergraduate Student
Originally from Nigeria
Love to sing and cook 



Christine Kanoire

Name:  Christine Kanoire


Home Country : Uganda 🇺🇬
Major Nursing (BSN)
About Me : Am Christine from Uganda the country and in the city of Kampala , moved to the United States in 2022



Amanda Gyesi Ambassador

Name:  Amanda Gyesi

Home Country: Ghana

A master’s student and Graduate Teaching Assistant within the Department of Communication and Journalism. Prior to her admission to UNM, Amanda gained her bachelor’s in human resource management at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Her research interests focus on the intersection between organizational communication and intercultural communication. She focuses largely on the marginalization of women within society and aims to provide a voice for underrepresented women and girls through her scholarly work. Amanda loves to go sightseeing, hang out with friends, and enjoys cooking her favorite Ghanaian delicacies.



Sneha Wagle Ambassador

Name:  Sneha Wagle


Home Country: Nepal


I am Sneha Wagle. I am from Nepal. My major is architecture

and I am in my undergraduate studies right now.



Manasa Ambassador

Name:  Manasa Lakshminarayana

Home: Karnataka, India

Major: Computer Engineering.

Languages: Telugu, English, Hindi, Kannada,

Malayalam, Tamil



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Name:  Sarathi


I am an Exchange Student from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in South India studying Artificial Intelligence

at UNM.  The welcoming community made me feel at home since day one. 

UNM's beautiful campus, engaging classes, and friendly people create an exceptional learning experience. Opportunities to connect with others are abundant, whether through student organizations, study groups, or casual conversations. I'm grateful for this experience and excited to see where it takes me.