Future Broncho Ambassadors
The Office of Global Affairs Future Broncho Ambassadors Program provides international student leaders at the University of Central Oklahoma an opportunity to connect with people from their home country or region. Our goal is to provide a unique outlet where our international students can showcase their journey at the University of Central Oklahoma, communicate directly with international students from their home country/religion, and answer questions about campus, and life at UCO both in and out the classroom.
Andre Choong – Esports Future Broncho Ambassador
Andre is an international student from Malaysia, currently in his senior year and majoring in Marketing. Andre is passionate about Esports, cooking, and introducing Malaysian and Asian cultures to the world. Andre's many Esports interests range from being an Active Member of the Valorant and CS: GO team at the UCO Esports Student Organization. Outside the Esports community, Andre is also the president of the Malaysian Student Association and current title holder of Mr. UCO International 2021. His Esports experience and his drive to serve students have led Andre to become the Esports ambassador for students who wish to get involved in the Esports community at UCO.
Giannina Albines – Latin America Future Broncho Ambassador
Giannina is an international student from Peru, currently in her sophomore year and majoring in computer science. Even though Giannina's journey at UCO started not so long ago, she has achieved so much during her time at Central and has become a well-known leader on campus. Among her recent accolades, Giannina was able to earn the title of Miss UCO International 2020, she is the president of the Latin American Student Association on campus and was recently selected to become a UCO Orientation Leader.
Jiyoon Jeon – South Korea Future Broncho Ambassador
Jiyoon is a South Korean student in her senior year of the Forensic Science - Molecular Biology program. She is the definition of a "work hard, play hard" student. She was involved in prestigious STEM researches and elected as the captain of her university's Honors Program and Biotechnology department back in Korea. During her time at UCO, she is the Vice President of Chi Alpha and a BELL (Broncho Education and Learning Lab) assistant. She competed in Mr. and Miss International Pageant 2021 and won the Director's Choice Award. In the future, she would like to study the mechanisms of genes and how childhood trauma can affect the brain's structure.
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Krystle Rwodzi – Africa Future Broncho Ambassador
If you are curious about UCO Housing and Campus Life from an international student perspective, talk to Krystle! Krystle is an international student from Zimbabwe, currently in her junior year and majoring in Biomedical Sciences. As she claims to be a servant leader and loves giving back to her community, she serves UCO students as a Resident Assistant and the Vice President of the Residence Hall Association. Besides her passion for serving, she is also the scholar recipient of the Global Honors Scholarship.
Yana Son – Central Asia Future Broncho Ambassador
Yana Son is an international graduate student from Kazakhstan, currently majoring in Business Analytics. Yana is the definition of a superstar; she was not only Miss Asian UCO 2019, but she is also a highly involved leader on campus. She is the Vice President of the International Student Council and a Naach Central Bollywood Dance Team member. Yana and her colleague also presented the UCO sales team and placed 11th at the National Collegiate Sales Competition. Click down below to hear what Yana has to say about her journey at UCO!
Sandhra Sageer – India Future Broncho Ambassador
Sandhra is a First-year graduate student from India within the MBA program. Sandhra’s love for her home country and UCO has led her to become the Indian Ambassador. Although this is her first year at UCO, Sandhra has found multiple ways to give back to this community. She previously worked as a Marketing Assistant for the UCO College of Fine Arts & Design. Nowadays, she is working on campus at the library information desk as a peer consultant. If you see her in the library, do not be afraid to say hello!
FNU Shahzaib – Pakistan Future Broncho Ambassador
Shahzaib is an international student from Pakistan, currently in his junior year and majoring in Computer Science. Since the start of his college journey, Shahzaib found his passion in serving the international community at UCO. Now, Shahzaib is an active leader on campus, representing the Pakistani community as the executive member of the Pakistani Student Association and a member of the Leaders of Tomorrow Council at UCO. Click on this link to see more about Shahzaib's one-of-a-kind journey at UCO!
Trung (Victor) Vu – Vietnam Future Broncho Ambassador
Victor Vu is an international student from Vietnam, currently in his senior year and majoring in Marketing with a minor in Interpersonal Communications. At the beginning of his college journey, Victor had a goal: to get involved on campus, make friendships, and enjoy every moment. To state that he has met his goal is to say the least, his involvement has led him to become a prominent leader on campus and an advocate for international students. He is part of the Leaders of Tomorrow Council, the Vietnamese Student Association and the International Student Council. Victor also has earned the title of Mister UCO International 2020.
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Wei Nah Long – Malaysia Future Broncho Ambassador
Majoring in Psychology, Wei Nah is a Malaysian student with an inherent passion for diversity and inclusion on campus. She is a well-known leader on campus and truly dedicates herself to serving others. She is currently serving as the Event Manager of the International Student Council, Orientation Leader, as well as the Vice President of Global Leadership Ambassadors, and Malaysian Student Association, and so much more. Her list of involvement is endless. Sometimes, you can see her spending her free time dancing at the Wellness Center as she has a minor in Dancing.
Yuyu Yoshida – Japan Future Broncho Ambassador
Talented, kind, passionate, and friendly are the best adjectives to describe Yuyu from Japan. Yuyu is a junior and currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Accounting at UCO. Although she is occupied with her accounting major, she has accomplished so much during her time at Central. She has become an advocate for Japanese students on campus. She presented Japan by competing at Mr. and Miss UCO International 2021 and won the 1st runner-up. Yuyu knows how to get things done, earning many scholarships and serving as an executive member of the International Student Council and Japanese Student Association.