The College of Education Student Ambassadors promote the College of Education and the University of Kentucky. Ambassadors serve the college and assist with student recruitment events and visits, answering prospective student questions and highlighting majors and opportunities in the College of Education.

Interested in chatting with a current student ambassador? You can email them directly or visit our Visit the College of Education page for virtual or on-campus visit opportunities.

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Meet the 2021-2022 College of Education Ambassadors

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Sarah Schrieber

ssc265@nulluky.edu

My name is Sarah and I am studying kinesiology in the exercise science program, with a minor in psychology and am graduating in the spring of 2023. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other than being a College of Education Ambassador, I am in the Lewis Honors College, a part of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Club, and very involved with DanceBlue. After graduation, I plan to get a doctorate in occupational therapy and become a pediatric occupational therapist. My favorite things to do in my free time are trying new local restaurants, going on hikes, and hanging out with her friends!


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Meghan Harless

meghanharless@nulluky.edu

Hi. I’m Meghan and I am a junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from Inez, KY. I am the Vice President of the Kentucky Association of Early Childhood Educators and spends most of my time teaching toddlers at the Early Childhood Lab. In my free time, I like to read, spend time with friends and family, and try new restaurants in Lexington. After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school at the University of Kentucky with hopes of pursuing a career educating young children.


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Courtney Zinsmeister

courtney.zinsmeister@nulluky.edu

My name is Courtney Zinsmeister. I am a Junior from Louisville, KY majoring in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) on a pre-PT track with a double minor in biology and psychology. My ultimate career goal is to become a Physical Therapist and teacher later on. Some things I am involved in on campus are ambassadors, I am a part of Dance Ensemble, I am a Student Program Coordinator (Supervisor) at The Study, and I am in the KHP Club as well as the pre-PT Student Association. In my free time, I love binge-watching Netflix series, eating some good food, dancing, and exercising, and being outside.


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Hayden Buerster

habu228@nullg.uky.edu

My name is Hayden Buerster and I am from St. Charles, IL. I am a Middle-Level Education major with a focus in Math and Science. Outside of being a College of Education Ambassador, I am also a part of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and serve as the Chief Administrative Officer, I am a member of the Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society for outstanding Fraternity and Sorority members, I serve as the Secretary of the BCMLA Club, and am on Morale Committee for UK’s DanceBlue. My next step in my education is to graduate in May of 2022 and hope to begin teaching in August of 2022. I also hope to begin getting a Master’s Degree in Special Education after Graduation. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing with my dogs, and exploring more of Lexington!


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Abbi Parham

Anpa242@nulluky.edu

Hi, I’m Abbi Parham! I am a senior studying Secondary STEM Education with an emphasis in mathematics and a minor in statistics. I am from Independence, Kentucky, and I plan to teach after she graduates in May. I love going on adventures, watching all the Netflix original series, reading a good book, and going swimming. I also love mathematics and I hope to create a classroom full of positivity and inclusion. Abbi is excited to meet prospective students and talk about why the STEM education program is the best!


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Kate Black

kate.black7@nulluky.edu

Hello! My name is Kate Black, I am from Louisville Kentucky and I am a class of 2022 Elementary Education major. I am the President of the Elementary Education Student Association and a student ambassador. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, read, and catch up on Netflix shows. My ultimate career goal is to become a reading resource teacher!


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Harrison Pfeifer

hjpf222@nulluky.edu

Hey, my name is Harrison Pfeifer and I am from Naperville, IL. I am a Kinesiology major with a minor in Business in the class of 2023. I am a part of the Lewis Honors College, Pre-PT club, and a College of Education Student Ambassador. In my free time, I like to go to UK sporting events, hiking, play board games. My next step in my education is to go to Physical Therapy School after graduation and ultimately become a Physical Therapist!


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Hannah Hohn

Hlho235@nulluky.edu

My name is Hannah Hohn and I am from Brentwood, Tennessee. My major is kinesiology and I will be graduating in 2023. I plan to attend medical school after I graduate and eventually become a sports medicine physician. I am a personal trainer at UK, on the UK stunt team, and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. In my free time, I love to cook, workout, travel, and spend time with friends and family.


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Kat Rankin

Kyra226@nulluky.edu

My name is Kat Rankin. I am a sophomore majoring in Middle-Level Education and Spanish from Cleveland, OH. I serve on the international outreach leadership team at the Baptist Campus Ministry. I am also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the Women’s Network. I enjoy rock climbing, reading, and exploring coffee shops in Lexington. My ultimate career goal would be teaching English to middle schoolers in Latin America!


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Ayla DeGuzis

ayla.deguzis@nulluky.edu

Hi! My name is Ayla DeGuzis and I am originally from Canal Fulton, Ohio. I am a junior studying kinesiology with plans to attend physician assistant school after graduation in 2023. I loved being involved in my community; at UK I am an ambassador for the College of Education, a peer instructor for UK 101, and a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. In my free time, I love to travel and hang out with my friends, read, listen to music and make playlists.


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Jocelyn Grimsley

jmgr279@nulluky.edu

Hello! My name is Jocelyn Grimsley and I am from Columbus, Ohio! I am a Junior double majoring in Health promotion & Community and Leadership Development with a minor in coaching. I am the President of The Black Student Union, Diamond President of UK Club Softball, and Vice President of Underground Perspective. I am in the United States Army and I am in the ROTC program here at UK. I work for UK’s football team and I mentor K-1 students with Common Good Lexington. Once I graduate, I will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and my goal is I plan to work with an NFL team as a Player Development Director. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and traveling.


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Divya Lyman

daly223@nulluky.edu

Hey! I am an Elementary Education major from Louisville, Kentucky. I will be graduating in May of 2022 and I plan on going straight into the teaching field right after college, but I also plan on pursuing a Master’s in Education Administration to one day become an Assistant Principal or Principal. Here at the University of Kentucky, along with being a College of Education Ambassador, I am a member of the Student Activities Board, Underground Perspectives, and a Wildcat Ambassador. In my free time, I love to spend time with family and friends, workout, shop, travel, attend UK sporting events, and sleep. I volunteer at local elementary schools and enjoy giving back to the community.


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Ellie Jones

enjo225@nulluky.edu

Hello! My name is Ellie Jones and I am from Dayton, Ohio. I am a part of the class of 2023 and my major is Middle Childhood Education. I am a member of Chi Omega sorority, a volunteer for Greek Sing, and a College of Education student ambassador. In the future, I hope to be an 8th-grade math or science teacher! I enjoy watching New Girl, listening to country music, hanging out with friends, and playing intramural volleyball.


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Ashton Rudy

ajru235@nulluky.edu

Hello!! My name is Ashton Rudy and I am from Paducah, Kentucky. I am a sophomore studying special education with future plans to become a special education teacher. Outside of being a College of Education ambassador, I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi, on the programming committee for DanceBlue, and involved at CSF. In my free time, I love to go eat at Local Taco, spend time with my friends, and go on walks at the arboretum.


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Grace McCrery

gpmc224@nulluky.edu

Hello! My name is Grace McCrery, I am a junior from Louisville, Kentucky majoring in Elementary Education. Besides being a College of Education Ambassador, I am also a VP for the Elementary Educators Student Association and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. I love spending time with my family at the lake and love to binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy with my friends! A fun fact about me is that I’m a huge Kentucky Athletics fan, I love to watch sports!!


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Hannah Bell

Hlbe229@nulluky.edu

Hello! My name is Hannah Bell, and I am from a small town in western Kentucky called Marion. I am currently a sophomore planning to graduate in the spring of 2024. My major is Kinesiology, and I am on the pre-med track. Ultimately, my goal is to attend the UK College of Medicine post-undergrad. While I am not 100% sure what I want to specialize in, I am very interested in obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, and pulmonology. On-campus, I am involved in Greek life (Phi Mu), the Kinesiology Health Promotion Club, and the Medicats Club. In my free time, I enjoy watching movie marathons, listening to true crime podcasts, and traveling with my family. I look forward to getting to work with everyone in the College of Education and the UK community.


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Chad Grider

ecgr233@nulluky.edu

My name is Chad Grider and I am from Russell Springs, Kentucky. I am a junior studying kinesiology with the intention to attend medical school after graduation. At UK I am involved as a student ambassador for the College of Education and I am an intern at the UK cardiac rehabilitation clinic. In my free time, I enjoy watching ball games, working on cars, and fishing. I also enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephew. In addition, I am a lifeguard and the assistant manager at the Joseph Smith Hayes Memorial Pool during the summer.


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Ella Ghoneim

ekgh223@nullg.uky.edu

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