Meet Your Student Ambassadors
Get to know your Student Ambassadors and learn more about JCU from a student’s perspective. Ask them questions about the degree program you're interested in, JCU student life, housing, career services, and much more!
Schedule an appointment or email [email protected] to connect with an ambassador.
Ofelia Vasquez- POLITICAL SCIENCE (CLASS OF 2025)
Hometown: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
JCU is the perfect community for me to grow academically and personally. I met amazing professors and made great friends. JCU's multicultural environment, engaging extra-curricular activities, and dedicated professors encouraged me to join its inclusive community. If you’re looking for an international university where you can grow and broaden your horizons, then JCU is the place for you!
Elizabeth Santina Paresi – POLITICAL SCIENCE/COMMUNICATIONS/(CLASS OF 2023)
Hometown: Seattle (WA), United States of America
I spent much of my childhood traveling and enjoying the experiences I gained from visiting and living in different places. I adore JCU, it was exactly what I wanted. JCU has a large international community, full of students and faculty from all over the globe. I’ve learned so much about the world, not only from my lessons, but also from friends I’ve made at JCU. We all come with our own unique backgrounds, and love sharing this uniqueness together.
Carolina Miller – POLITICAL SCIENCE/COMMUNICATIONS/LEGAL STUDIES(CLASS OF 2023)
Hometown: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil & Rome, Italy
My father is French- Brazilian and my mother is Bolivian- Filipino. I grew up as a third culture kid in Brazil, USA, Chile, Costa Rica, and Italy. At JCU, I’ve found diverse peers from multicultural backgrounds that make me feel at home. I’m part of the Women's Leadership Initiative where I create fun events and fundraisers. With JCU’s support I’ve had the opportunity to grow and learn both inside and outside university walls.
Anita Finco – INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/LEGAL STUDIES (CLASS OF 2024)
Hometown: Udine, Italy
Growing up in a small town in the north of Italy, I have always wanted to study in a multicultural environment, which is what John Cabot has allowed me to do. Here, there is always something new to learn about people, cultures, languages, and perspectives. Despite the great diversity of the students at John Cabot, the university and the student body make everyone feel at home and at ease.
SETARA RAHIMI – Business Administration (Class of 2024)
Hometown: Ghazni, Afghanistan
I have just transferred from the American University of Afghanistan. Here at JCU I found my place: I am now able to continue my education and get the most out of this unique opportunity while fostering my sense of independence and adaptability, developing my critical thinking and my cross-cultural communication skills. If you are looking for a diverse and inclusive environment, John Cabot is the place for you!
MYRIAM PAOLA VILLACRES - History/Communications (Class of 2023)
Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
I attended an American high school in Quito, and I knew I wanted to enroll in a university with the same liberal arts focus. John Cabot is the perfect place for that because I can follow my passion for studying history while living in an international environment. JCU allows me to pursue my interests, combine different fields, and prepare for two possible careers.
TEMASHENGU N. LITCHFIELD-TSHABALALA - English Literature/Communications (Class of 2024)
Hometown: Johannesburg/Pretoria, South Africa
I'm from South Africa and Eswatini. Before coming to JCU I thought that being a writer, a filmmaker, a literary critic and a media analyst were disconnected and I couldn't learn or do all of them. At John Cabot University, I had the opportunity to combine such different disciplines. The teaching style, academics and international space continuously open my mind to new concepts, ideas, theories, cultures and experiences.