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Meet our Aggie Ambassadors

Aggie Ambassadors are student employees who assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. The ambassadors play an integral role in the success of New Mexico State University students. They assist with the daily office duties and give campus tours to individual students or school and campus groups.


Yarely Arellano

Major: Public Health and Nursing
Hometown: Cuidad Juarez, Mexico / El Paso, Texas
Favorite spot on campus: Zuhl Library
Favorite Quote: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma -which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs
Advice I would give to students: Get in involved, it is important to be involved in your education. Get involved with campus events and activities, become an orientation leader, be part of the NMSU community. It is important to get involved during your time in school because it will help you grow as a person, and develop memories and experiences that you will always look back on! Ask questions, seek help, and talk to your faculty and peers; they will help you further your career as a student!

Ace John Gabrentina

Major:  Kinesiology Exercise Science  
Hometown:   Gubat, Sorsogon Philippines
Favorite spot on campus:  Third floor, Zuhl Library
Favorite Quote: “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” ~ Frida Kahlo
Advice I would give to students:  Do new things and continue to move forward.

Carlos Levya

Major:  Criminal Justice
Hometown:  El Paso, Texas
Favorite spot on campus:  The duck pond
Favorite quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Advice I would give to students:  Be ready, stay calm and get involved.

Alejandro Rojas Barcenas

Major:  International Business
Hometown:  Cabo, Mexico
Favorite spot on campus:  The weight room in the Activity Center and the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Favorite quote:  “Always do the right thing, even when nobody is watching.”
Advice I would give to students:  Make good use of all the resources you have on campus, including people, people here are very friendly and always willing to help anyone who needs it.


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NMSU Ambassadors

New Mexico State University has ambassadors across campus that will help guide and mentor students from all degrees, majors or any other interest they may have.