SEAS Student Ambassadors

In a university as large as UB, it's important that new students have the opportunity to make connections and build professional relationships from the moment they step on campus. With this in mind, every year the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences assembles a group of exceptional undergraduate students to serve as SEAS Student Ambassadors.

3 student ambassedors shoulder to shoulder outside Davis Hall in winter.

The SEAS Undergraduate Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of students from a variety of departments who are enthusiastic about SEAS and UB and want to share their experiences and all that the university has to offer.

When visiting campus, you may see them at recruitment events like our Open House, Discovery Day, Accepted Student Days and Friday Engineering Tours, or catch them on our social media channels. Be sure to say hello and feel free to ask them your questions about SEAS and UB!

Ask an Ambassador

Meet our Ambassadors

  • Angelique Jan Miane

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Hometown: Pomona, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: Biomedical Engineering Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Women in Science and Engineering, Asian American Student Union, and more. Not to mention, I am a student leader for EAS 199 and EAS 202 which are both introductory engineering courses for freshman engineering majors.

    Fun Fact: I enjoy powerlifting as well as being a plant mom and taking care of the plants I procure! You can say I’m a powerlifting plant mom. I also love to go out and increase my plant collection. 🌱

    What makes UB SEAS unique?
    What I like the most are the people and community at UB! Coming to UB, I was really shy and I was afraid that I wasn’t going to make any friends of my own. However, everyone here is super welcoming and kind. They have really brought me out of my shell. I now have many engineering friends as well as many friends outside of SEAS!

    Ask me about...

    • Living away from home
    • Switching majors
    • My REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) summer
    • Part-time jobs
    • Balancing school and work
    • Research opportunities
  • Chester Doskos

    Major: Electrical Engineering

    Hometown: Honeoye Falls, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: Aside from SEAS Ambassadors, I'm a part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and I will be taking part in some research during the fall 2022 semester.

    Fun Fact: I'm bilingual! Even though I'm hearing, both of my parents are deaf so I'm fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). 

    What advice do you have for future UB students?
    Always, always take advantage of your professor's office hours. Most people are afraid of going to their professor's office hours, but I have yet to have an experience where I went to one of mine and I didn't get something out of it.

    Ask me about...

    • Having a minor
    • Moving from a small town
    • Transferring to UB
  • Daniella Kata

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Hometown: Ronkonkoma (Long Island), NY 

    Campus/Community Involvement: American Society of Civil Engineers (President), SEAS Small Groups Tutor, ASCE Steel Bridge Team

    Fun Fact: I play 6 musical instruments including the Chinese violin and piano! 🎶

    What advice do you have for future UB students? 
    Everyone is just as nervous as you are! Don't be intimidated by everyone seeming to know what to do all the time- they don't! Also, ask questions. Most people love to help students, especially new ones. And lastly, get involved with clubs on campus! I know it is mentioned a lot, but clubs are the absolute best way to learn more about your major, classes, and UB in general.

    Ask me about...

    • Having a minor
    • Living away from home
    • Being involved in clubs
  • Del Hart

    Major: Aerospace Engineering

    Hometown: Ellenburg Depot, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: Theta Tau, New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE)

    Fun Fact: I enjoy skateboarding most nights after classes! 🛹

    What advice do you have for future UB students? 
    Engineering is a tough course load, and at one point or another, you will get stumped with the information. My best advice to you is to join clubs and other engineering-oriented groups. This way, you have resources close to you who are able to help you understand the material better. The sooner you have a solid study group, the better you will be for learning your course work.

    Ask me about...

    • Adjusting to life away from home!
  • Ibukun Adetola

    Major: Biomedical Engineering

    Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

    Campus/Community Involvement:

    • Flint Village Community Assistant
    • Math Place Tutor
    • Member of NSBE, ASA, and WiSE
    • Member of the Honors College
    • Orientation Leader 2021
    • Honors College Peer Mentor 2021-2022

    Fun Fact: I don’t like red apples, but I love green ones. 🍏

    What advice do you have for future UB students?
    Take advantage of the opportunities to gain professional knowledge and get involved on campus.

    Ask me about...

    • The international student experience
  • James Butron

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Hometown: Huntington, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: I have been involved with the Filipino American Student Association, Engineering Intramurals, and the UB Orientation program.

    Fun Fact: I do film photography in my free time. I also love taking long drives and watching sunsets at the Outer Harbor. 📷

    What advice do you have for future UB students?
    Don't be afraid to get out there and try something new! Stepping out of your comfort zone may be intimidating, but getting involved on campus can open up a whole world of opportunities.

    Ask me about...

    • Living away from home
    • Internship experience
    • Getting involved on campus
  • Kelly Kramer

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Hometown: Dix Hills, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge team, Women in Science and Engineering, and Marching Band.

    Fun Fact: In my free time I love to cook and try new recipes with my friends and family! 🍳

    What advice do you have for future UB students? 
    My advice for future UB students is to explore different opportunities, get involved and find what you are passionate about. SEAS offers a variety of different opportunities for its students so you won't have to look very far!  The faculty, staff, and professors are very helpful when it comes to getting students involved. In my first year at UB I found that I was passionate about getting students involved in STEM, and I was able to complete a project on this topic to inspire students!

    Ask me about...

    • Living away from home
    • Finding opportunities for civil engineers
  • Max Gustin

    Major: Electrical Engineering Major

    Hometown: Corning, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: I am in the UB marching band, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

    Fun Fact: I can sail! ⛵

    What advice do you have for future UB students?
    Do not be afraid to reach out to people for opportunities. Opportunities will not come to you, you need to reach out. 

    Ask me about...

    • Adjusting to the larger population of Buffalo after living in a small town
    • Changing majors
  • Nate Schin

    Major: Aerospace Engineering

    Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: AIAA and UB Pilots Association

    Fun Fact: I have climbed one of the mountains next to Matterhorn. ⛰️

    What advice do you have for future UB students?
    Learn what to eat, and when. During the first part of each semester, there will be lines longer than 40 minutes just to get a salad. However, there are ways to avoid the lines as most students are in class at certain times. The less time you spend in line, the more time you can spend studying and having fun!

    Ask me about...

    • Finding quiet study areas
    • Good study habits!
  • Nicholas Percello

    Major: Electrical Engineering Major

    Hometown: Armonk, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: I am involved with the Taekwondo Club and Tinkering Lab.

    Fun Fact: I play 3 different instruments, I love to cook food, and I love riding my bike outdoors.

    What do you enjoy most about UB?
    I personally enjoy the people inside SEAS. They all have a diverse background and large array of interests. Most are driven by passion or a goal to achieve, and it is always fun and interesting to learn about the applications of the material taught in class.

  • Qiuxing “Q” Chen

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: I am a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and I am a TA for STEM Communications.

    Fun Fact: : I enjoy baking all kinds of goods from banana bread to macarons (my favorite being castella cake). 🍰 I’ve learned to bake at the age of 11 and have been baking for bake sales and family gatherings ever since! 

    What advice do you have for future UB students? 
    My advice for future students is to never be shy about asking questions! It may be difficult to do so because of fear of judgment from peers, but in the end, it’s your understanding of the material that matters! Only you can truly understand the course material for yourself. Other students may be too shy to ask the same question and you have helped them as well! This is often times the case for many engineering students due to the complex concepts introduced to the courses.

    Ask me about...

    • Having a minor
    • Living away from home
    • Being first-generation
    • Moving to the U.S.
    • Time management
  • Rachel Williams

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Hometown: Kings Park (Long Island), NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Ultra-High Performance Concrete research, and I am a tutor for first-year calculus, precalculus, and physics small groups.

    Fun Fact: I have driven cross country and I lived in California for a summer. 🚗

    What do you most enjoy about SEAS?
    My favorite thing about SEAS is that there are so many ways to get involved outside of classes. For example, I am an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) where I hold an executive board position and I am a member of the steel bridge team. Getting involved in ASCE was a great way to meet people with the same major and interests as myself and gain leadership experience as well as experience in interesting projects. SEAS has many clubs and extra-curricular activities that will pique the interest of almost any engineering student and are a great way to get involved in the school and meet new people.

    Ask me about...

    • Living away from home
    • Having a minor (I have a Spanish minor)
    • Getting involved in clubs on campus
    • Being an undergraduate research assistant
    • Being a tutor for first-year small groups
    • Internships
  • Ryan Wilson

    Major: Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering Major

    Hometown: Mayville, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: I do various things with the first-year Engineering program. I TA for the first-year programs and tutor the basics such as calculus, chemistry and physics. I play intramural basketball as well.

    Fun Fact: I restore vintage motorcycles as a hobby! 🏍️

    What makes UB SEAS unique?
    UB SEAS is a very large program and the size of the school oftentimes appears intimidating for incoming freshman. What makes our school unique is its ability to have the personal feel of a small school while still being relatively large. The number of opportunities are endless and as long as you put yourself out there. It is very easy to get involved and have the same feel that one would at a smaller school.

    Ask me about...

    • First-year program (TA)
    • Double majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical
    • Coming from a small town and learning how to adjust to a big school
    • Club and internship experience
  • Taylor Llanos

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Hometown: West Babylon/Long Island, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: I’m a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) student chapter and within it, I’m a part of the seismic design team. I am also a member of UB’s bowling club. 

    Fun Fact: I love to work out and cook. 🍝 

    What do you most enjoy about UB? 
    I enjoy meeting new people in clubs, classes, and on campus. It makes adjusting to school and being away from home so much easier. Especially meeting students in the same major as me and being able to talk about our major and relate to each other. 

    Ask me about...

    • Being a first-generation student
    • Living away from home
  • Teagan Allart

    Major: Chemical Engineering

    Hometown: Pittsford, NY

    Campus/Community Involvement: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Swim Club, and the Honors College.

    Fun Fact: I am an artist, and I love creating art in my spare time. In fact, I am pursuing a studio art minor at UB! 🎨

    What advice do you have for future UB students? 
    I would suggest participating in research at UB as soon as possible. Most professors are open to undergraduates in their lab even if they have no prior experience. By gaining firsthand experience, you will become a more viable candidate for other opportunities, like internships.

    Ask me about...

    • The Honors College
    • Research opportunities
    •  Internships
    • Clubs
    • Having a minor
    • Living away from home
    • Work-life balance
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