Office of Admissions

USM Ambassadors

Our USM Ambassadors will be your tour guides. Like our student body, these student ambassadors range from energetic first-year students to accomplished graduating seniors; from transfer students to working adults. These students bring with them their own unique stories, experiences, and skills to help you find yourself here.

Interested in becoming a USM Ambassador? Email Julia Gurney, Associate Director of Visits & Events.


Meet the USM Ambassador team:


Abedom Gebreyesus '21

Abedom Gebreyesus

Major: Health Sciences

Hometown: Lynn, MA
High School: Lynn English High School


Ashlyn Tomer '21

Ashlyn Tomer

Major: Criminology
Minor: Political Science

Hometown: Richmond, NH
High School: Monadnock Regional High School

Why USM: I liked the idea of having both a rural and city campus. I also loved the endless internship opportunities Portland has!


Autumn Chipman '22 

Autumn Chipman

Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Minor: Business

Hometown: Saint Albans, ME
High School: Nokomis Regional High School

Why USM: USM was my first choice for colleges in the state. It was far enough from home where I could be my own person and yet close enough to that I could go home on a weekend if needed. It was also a smart choice financially for me.


Brandon Hallee '20

Brandon Hallee

Major: Leadership and Organizational Studies
Minor: Coaching

Hometown: Fairfield, ME
High School: Lawrence High School

Why USM: Opportunity for internships, community involvement, and affordability is what attracted me to USM.


Cassie Hillman '22

Cassie Hillman

Major: Nursing
Minor: Honors and Biology

Hometown: Orrington, ME
High School: Brewer High School

Why USM: I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere as soon as I drove onto campus. I fell even more love with the opportunities this school has to offer.


Courtney Czechowicz '21

Courtney Czechowicz

Major: Linguistics, ASL Interpreting concentration
Minor: Honors

Hometown: Rockaway, NJ
High School: Morris Knolls High School (NJ) and Algonquin High School (MA)

Why USM: I chose USM because I loved the idea of the multiple campuses, along with the beauty of Maine.


Danielle Nadeau '22

Danielle Nadeau

Major: Communication

Hometown: Fort Kent, ME
High School: Fort Kent Community High School

Why USM: USM felt like a home away from home. Everyone here is so welcoming and, just like the motto, USM is truly for everyone. I could not have picked a better school to pursue my degree.


Ellen Kester '22

USM Husky

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Londonderry, NH
High School: Londonderry High School


Emily Dumont '20

Emily Dumont

Major: English, Elementary Teacher Education

Hometown: Lewiston, ME
High School: Lewiston High School

Why USM: USM has excellent resources for tutoring, internships, and friendships that will last a lifetime. I’ve found my forever home away from home. I’ve really grown as an individual.


Emily York '20

Emily York

Major: Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy Track

Hometown: Gorham, NH
High School: Gorham Middle High School

Why USM: I came to USM because they had an option to jumpstart my Occupational Therapy program. When I came here, I loved the amount of activities going on campus for students and the location.


Johnny Kyte '20

Johnny Kyte

Major: Tourism and Hospitality

Hometown: Carp, Ontario, Canada
High School: Northwood School (Canada)

Why USM: The location, the people, and community feel. Very safe and welcoming for everyone regardless of who, what, or where they are from. It’s unique and different than most places. I am a little different and unique, so I thought it would be a perfect fit.


Katherine-Helene Sullivan '22

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Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Honors

Hometown: Gorham, ME
High School: Cheverus High School

Why USM: I took a gap year after high school, which was amazing, and I found that staying local, being financially smart, and being part of an awesome Environmental Science Program were the best options a college student could get — and I found them at USM.


Maddie Stevens '20

Maddie Stevens

Major: Business Administration — Marketing

Hometown: Monmouth, ME
High School: Monmouth Academy

Why USM: I came to USM when I was younger for multiple sports camps, so the campus felt most like home. I was looking for a school that felt like home and was in the state of Maine. Being 20 minutes from the ocean, the mall, and Portland is such a treat! I couldn't be happier with my decision!


Mason Henley '21

Mason Henley

Major: Nursing

High School: Hebron Academy


Meghan LaBelle '20

Meghan LaBelle

Major: Health Sciences, Pre-OT
Minor: Dance

Hometown: Tilton, NH
High School: Winnisquam High School

Why USM: I chose USM because of the Occupational Therapy program and services the Disability Services Center could provide to me to be a successful student.


Morgan Nickerson '20

Morgan Nickerson

Major: Tourism and Hospitality
Minor: Food studies

Hometown: Acton, ME
High School: Sanford High School

Why USM: While in high school, I participated in a program called TRIO Upward Bound at USM. I spent the summers here on campus, which soon began to feel like home. I originally planned on going elsewhere, but the longer I was away from USM the more I realized I missed it. I truly feel a sense of belonging at USM that I haven't felt anywhere else.


Samantha Conley '19

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Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Hometown: Sharon, MA
High School: Sharon High School


Sergio Martin Acuna '20

Sergio Martin Acuna

Major: Athletic Training
Minor Athletic Coaching

Hometown: Barcelona, Spain
High School: IES Tafira (Spain)

Why USM: I was originally was recruited to play basketball and soccer, but ended up discovering so much more through the community and academic offerings. I really liked the Athletic Training Program.


Shelbea Makela '21

Shelbea Makela

Major: Teacher Pathways

Hometown: York, ME
High School: York High School


Washima Fairoz '21

Washima Fairoz

Major: Political Science — Accelerated Pathway to Law

Hometown: Biddeford, ME
High School: Biddeford High School