Gissel Andrade

Gissel AndradeGissel graduated from Porter High School in May of 2014 in the top quarter of her class. Throughout high school she was an officer for Student Council, Chinese Club, and a Class Officer as well as a member of several other clubs including; DECA, Spartan Council, National Honor Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America and Teacher Association of Future Educators. Gissel is currently a full-time student at Lone Star College-Kingwood working to earn her Associate’s Degree in business. She wants to be as involved in college as she was in high school. Gissel says, “I have been enjoying my first year of college because I became part of the Student Ambassadors and I hope to become more involved here at Lone Star.”

Michelle Cortazar

Michelle CortazarMichelle graduated from Porter High School's class of 2013 with honors. She is currently the President of the Honors College Student Organization at Lone Star College Kingwood, and is pursuing an Associates of Science with plans to transfer as a pre-med student to UT Austin. Michelle likes to run, play tennis, and is working hard to complete her first half Ironman in the near future. She hopes to work in various countries to help people with medical needs alongside Doctors Without Borders and to ultimately become a Neurosurgeon. This is Michelle's first year in the Student Ambassador program, she is truly excited to begin sharing the campus in which she has cultivated superb skills, relationships, and experiences.

Viridiana Galvez

Viridiana GalvezViridiana is a second year student at Lone Star College-Kingwood.  Pursuing a career in Pediatric Nursing, Viridiana plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She currently lives in Splendora, TX and attends LSC-Kingwood because it is affordable and close to home. As well as being a first year Student Ambassador, Viridiana is a Coyote Crew Leader. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at various school functions and helping others. Her hobbies include playing the guitar and piano, as well as reading. Viridiana joined the Student Ambassador program to assist prospective students, be more involved on campus, make new friends, and build her leadership skills.

Meredith Moore

Meredith MooreMeredith is in her final year at Lone Star College-Kingwood, and is a first time Student Ambassador. She was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and currently resides in Atascocita, Texas, with her husband and son. Some of her favorite things are spending time with friends, family and her two dogs. She loves to read and watch movies. Meredith is currently a History/English major with aspirations of becoming a writer. Meredith joined the Ambassador program because she enjoys interacting with other students as well as staff members, and ensuring that everyone feels welcome while on the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus.

Sarah Nguyen

Sarah NguyenSarah is 29 years old and a proud mother of her 10 year old, Serena. She was born in Vietnam, raised in California and grew up in Houston, Texas. Sarah’s first language is English but she is also fluent in Vietnamese, thanks to her mother. Her post-high school educational journey started in 2012 and she received her GED in March 2013. This is Sarah’s second semester at Lone Star College-Kingwood and she is enjoying every day of it. Her goal while here at LSC-Kingwood is to earn an associate’s degree in Registered Nursing. Long term, she would like to earn her bachelor's degree in science and become a neonatal or pediatric nurse. Sarah’s dream is to use her knowledge and certification to go on mission trips with other medical personnel in order to help children in other parts of the world. She loves to travel, eat, cook, read, going to school and meeting new friends. “There is so much out there to see, taste and experience so I want to take every chance possible to expand my knowledge.”

Amir Olmos

Amir OlmosAmir is nineteen years old and was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. In 2013, he graduated high school in his country and then moved to the United States as an international student to pursue an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. Amir plans to transfer to University of Houston main campus and continue his education through a Bachelor Degree. One of his main dreams is to become a successful businessman that will bring positive benefits in his professional career and future life. He is also interested in becoming a flight pilot after he finishes his BBA. Amir is very athletic and is a member of LSC-Kingwood Coyotes Basketball Team. This is Amir’s first year as a Student Ambassador and he wants to create an impact developing terrific leadership skills that will make him the successful man he strives to be.

Eric Ortega

Eric OrtegaThis is Erich final semester at Lone Star College-Kingwood, and is his first year with the Student Ambassadors. He was born in Dallas, Texas but was raised in the Houston area. Erich graduated from Montgomery High School (Class of 2013 -- GO BEARS!) Since beginning at LSC-Kingwood he has been involved with various organizations including Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Lambda Xi) where he serves as Chair of Service. Erich has also been a Student Volunteer for The Men's Center. He loves to be active and enjoys watching sports.  Erich plans to transfer to The University of Houston in the spring semester of 2016 where he intends to major in Kinesiology: Sports and Exercise because of his desire to help others and his interest in sports. Erich is excited to be a Student Ambassador because it helps him to gain new friendships, improves his speaking skills, and allows him to make a positive impact on potential students.

Guadalupe Perez

Guadalupe PerezGuadalupe was born in the Houston area, but lived in Mexico from age two through seven. Coming back to the States she lived all around the Houston area till her family finally settled in Porter. Guadalupe graduated from Porter High School in 2014. During her time there she was very involved as a member or officer for countless clubs and organizations such: as Student Council, Spartans for Christ, the Astronomy Club, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), T.A.F.E. (Texas Association of Future Educators), Spartan Singers, National Honor Society, and SkillsUSA Engineering. Guadalupe is the first person in her family to attend college, she is the oldest and only girl with two younger brothers. Guadalupe is hoping to major in Anthropology at the University of Houston, and continue with graduate studies at The University of Chicago. As well as serving as a second year Student Ambassador, she is also involved with the Center for Civic Engagement and the Student Government Association where she serves as Vice-President of Public Relations.

Raymundo Roig

Raymundo RoigRaymundo is an international Student from the Dominican Republic. He joined Student Ambassadors in spring 2015.  His purpose as a student ambassador is to serve as a bridge between LSC-Kingwood and the surrounding community. Raymundo is charismatic, extroverted, loves to help others and has a great passion and love for sports. In addition to his role as a Student Ambassador, Raymundo is currently a student assistant in the Math & Engineering department, Vice President of Scholarship of LSC-Kingwood’s Phi Theta Chapter, Alpha Lambda Xi, and a member of the Honors Student Organization. Raymundo plans to pursue a bachelor degree in industrial engineering and ultimately a master's degree in logistics and distribution at Texas A&M University. After finishing with his degree, he plans to move back to his country to contribute his talents to society and work to better implement the natural resources of the Dominican Republic.

Nubia Salas

Nubia SalasNubia Salas graduated from Porter High school in 2014. She is currently a full-time student at Lone Star College-Kingwood. After she gets her Associate of Arts degree, she plans to transfer to the University of Houston. She is excited to be part of the Student Ambassadors, and also to expand her connections, to increase her communication skills, and to help her community.

Saul Vriones

Saul VrionesSaul is a first-year Student Ambassador and a sophomore at Lone Star College-Kingwood. He is currently studying Business Marketing and Public Relations. He loves music; his favorite genres are Rock, Indie, and not to be forgotten, the classics! Saul joined the Student Ambassador Program to become more active on campus, and make a positive impact by influencing Lone Star College students to become more involved. He strives to make a difference on and off campus. Saul wishes to make the world a better place one smile at a time.