The Computer Science and Engineering ambassadors are a group of current USF students
that are involved in expanding outreach, improving engagement, and organizing CSE
centered events. The ambassadors are CSE majors, and they come from broadly diverse
backgrounds. We want to foster a diverse, open, and inclusive CSE community at USF.
Our mission as the CSE Ambassadors is to help our fellow bulls navigate the world
of Computer Science and Engineering at USF better. We plan to do so by hosting exciting
events and workshops, providing support for various CSE clubs and organizations, introducing
mentor-mentee programs and community building events, and acting as a one stop hub
for the entire USF CSE Community.
Hey bulls! My name is Akshat Jhalani, but most people know me as AK. I came to USF
three years ago as an international student from India. Currently, I am a Junior with
a major in Computer Science, and minor in Entrepreneurship and innovations.
I initially started with little interest in Computer Science, but as I went with it,
I started to feel like I was solving puzzles and playing arcade games (with every
class that I took) and little did I know, I was in love with it. I love talking to
people, helping them, and speaking in front of large audiences. I wanted to contribute
to the CSE community using my outreach and engagement experience and that is why I
choose to be an Ambassador.
I love playing all sports from ping pong to swimming. I also love to read, listen
to music, watch movies and shows (especially Bollywood). Feel free to reach out to
me if you want to talk about anything at all, and I am very open to any kind of shows/movies
Hi there! I am a freshman in Computer Science and I attended Palm Harbor University
High School. Computer science has always been a passion of mine, it is a super fun
hobby and career where I feel like there are so many opportunities to learn and create.
I decided to go to USF to pursue my career because I loved the diversity, level of
opportunities, and open-mindedness of the school. I wanted to become an ambassador
because too many people get scared away from the CS field. I wanted to help people
understand that it is a career that is achievable and fulfilling. I wanted to be someone
who could provide information and advice on how to get the most out of USF. I am also
a pilot! Aviation is a big part of my life and is something I am extremely passionate
about. I was super involved with Civil Air Patrol and nearly went into the Air Force.
Aside from flying and software, I love drawing, indoor gardening (I might have too
many plants), and watching anime with my sister. If you have any questions, feel free
to reach out, I’d love to chat!
Hello! My name is Eduardo Fajardo and I’m from Guatemala. Como estas? I’m majoring
in Computer Science and will graduate in Spring 2021. I've always loved computers!
I knew computer science was in my future at a very young age, I've always been interested
in learning how programs are developed and how computers work. Other than working
with computers, I like to problem solve and improve my leadership skills. The CSE
Ambassador program at USF offers me this, and more! I have way too many hobbies, I
like playing video games, working with cars, playing soccer, programming, and dancing.
I also enjoy reading Manga or binging some good Shonen Anime! Making new friends is
awesome, feel free to reach out.
Hello! I am a junior studying Computer Engineering. I went to Seminole High School
(Sanford, FL) before coming to USF. I chose to attend the University of South Florida
because it offered me diversity, opportunity, and a motivating/encouraging community.
I decided I needed to pursue a major that would help me design, develop and apply
ideas. The way Computer Engineering is relevant in almost every other field stood
out to me because I would be able to put my skills to use in whichever field I want
as a career. I chose to be an ambassador because I know how hard it can be to find
resources and opportunities on a college campus. There are so many opportunities on
campus but they can be hard to spot and I want to help you guys acquire these opportunities
and resources. I am president of two women led organizations on campus, WiCSE (Women
computer science and Engineering) and GWC (Girls Who Code). I am also an undergraduate
research assistant and undergraduate Teacher’s Assistant (UGTA).I have an Associates
Arts Certification from India in classical Indian Dancing (Bharatanatyam). I love
to dance and sing! If you have any questions at all about anything, please feel free
to reach out! I would love to help!
I am from Orange Park, FL, and I went to Oakleaf High School. I am a senior earning
a B.S. in Information Technology, and I enjoy learning about all things IT because
of its broad reach and that it will afford me the opportunity to move between healthcare,
education and business sectors while remaining critical to each enterprise. I want
to serve as an ambassador because I believe having someone that can alleviate fears
and present relevant experiences can encourage prospective students to take on a fulfilling
academic career in the CSE department. I am very comfortable with being a part of
something bigger than myself, and I have nurtured that belief by getting involved
with the USF community. Besides serving as a CSE Ambassador, I also serve as a Resident
Assistant on campus. I also work in the Design for X (maker-space) Laboratory training
students to use rapid prototype tools and machinery. In the past, I have served as
a Broadening Participation in Computing Ambassador, Telecommunications Chair for NSBE,
an Engineering Living Learning Community Peer Mentor and President of WiCSE (Women
in Computer Science & Engineering) Emerita. I enjoy practicing mixed martial arts,
playing soccer, weightlifting, and I am left-handed. If you have any questions about
the department or my academic and extracurricular experiences, do not hesitate to
contact me, I would love to talk with you!
Hi everyone! My name is Dariya Alibi, and I am an international student from Kazakhstan.
I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. The reason why I decided to pursue
this major is that I want to show that being an engineer, especially a computer science
one is encouraging and exciting. I believe we – engineers - can change the world for
the better and USF provides all these opportunities!
I decided to become a CSE Ambassador because I possess knowledge about this major
and I know what it is like to be a new student, so by sharing my experience with you
I will guide you through the process and help you thrive! By creating a safe environment
for current engineers, we – ambassadors – can support you to flourish in your fields
of studies as well as motivate you to continue your compelling engineering journey.
I am a member of several organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional
Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Women in Computer Science & Engineering.
Fun fact about me - I love filming and I have a YouTube channel (DaraDark)!
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! I would love to become your friend! Go