Office of the President

Presidential Student Ambassadors

Katie Sears

My name is Katie Sears and I am excited to introduce myself as a new UNLV Presidential Student Ambassador for the 2012-2013 academic year. I'm honored to have the opportunity to represent UNLV and the student body as a Student Ambassador.

I am proud to call myself a Las Vegas Native, having been born and raised in this wonderful city. Ever since I was a third grade student at Frank Kim Elementary School, running for Student Council Secretary, I have had a passion for involvement and being fully dedicated to all of my endeavors. Throughout my high school years at Arbor View High School, I had many opportunities in bettering my personal leadership. My freshman, sophomore, and junior years I was elected as the 2010 Class President. Also as a Junior I had the privilege of serving on the Nevada Association of Student Council’s State Board as the Southern Region Representative. As a senior, I achieved my goals of becoming the Varsity Cheer Team Captain and the 2009-2010 Student Body President. Within these positions, it was important to me to do my absolute best in reaching out to all of our students and seeing how I could possibly impact their educational experience.

As I entered UNLV in fall 2010, I was eager to explore all of the possible ways that I could be involved and make an impact on campus. Having my extensive student council experience, I immediately became interested in the UNLV CSUN Student Government. As a freshman student, I served as the Marketing Promotions Assistant Director. I continued my CSUN involvement into my sophomore year as I served as the CSUN Elections Director. I am currently serving as the 2012-2013 CSUN Director of Student Involvement. CSUN has given me the opportunities to challenge my weaknesses and has helped me prove myself as a student leader here at UNLV. Along with CSUN, I have also served in other organizations such as, Rebel Pride Council and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

I have committed myself to various roles and leadership positions as an undergraduate, and I have been fortunate to learn about various aspects of UNLV’s campus and operations. I have absolutely gained a strong sense of pride as a UNLV student, and I am proud to be a Rebel! I feel that being granted the opportunity to serve UNLV as a Presidential Ambassador will allow me to further contribute to this amazing university and I am beyond excited about what experiences there are to come.