The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Student Ambassadors are dedicated to serving the UNLV College of Engineering. We engage all generations of learners – sharing the excitement of engineering through on-campus tours, presentations, and events within the community. Ambassadors strive to execute this through the effective communication of technical information to a wide variety of audiences while providing and developing valuable personal and professional relationships. If you’re interested in joining the team, please reach out to Daniel Mendoza for an application.

Who We Are

Engineering Student Ambassadors are energetic and outgoing individuals. They are dedicated students with a passion to promote engineering and represent the college as primary liaisons between the college and current/prospective students, families, and visitors. Their primary functions are to help assist, attract, and recruit prospective students.

What We Do

  • Community outreach and school visits
  • Campus tours and presentations
  • Advocate for STEM education
  • Market engineering clubs

Why Join

  • Personal and professional development
  • Annual summer retreats
  • $1,000 scholarship per year!
  • Networking perks


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time student
  • College of Engineering major

Meet Our Team

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Kayla Desoto

(Pronouns: she, her, hers)
Kayla De Soto was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from the engineering program at Northwest Career and Technical Academy. She is double majoring in mechanical engineering and entertainment engineering and design. Her goals in life are to design roller coasters, immersive experiences, and other attractions for the entertainment industry and to travel to every continent.

Bianca Navarro

Bianca Navarro

Bianca was born in Victorville, California, but grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from the media communications program at Northwest Career and Technical Academy and has since transitioned to being a mechanical engineering major at UNLV. Bianca’s hobbies include playing soccer, reading, and being a full-time dog mom.

Jahzleen Samiano

Jahzleen Samiano

Jahzleen was originally born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from Ed W. Clark High School's magnet program for math and science and has now transitioned to being an electrical engineering major at UNLV. In her free time you can find her playing video games, drawing, or cross stitching.

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Sam Siebel

Sam is double majoring in computer and mechanical engineering. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She enjoys hiking and being outdoors, and is interested in all things space! She hopes to work for NASA one day, maybe visit Mars?

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Justin Sith

Justin is a junior double major in civil & environmental engineering and entertainment engineering & design. He loves dancing and enjoys spending time with friends while eating Korean BBQ. Justin wants to pursue a PE license in structural engineering after graduation, and dreams of one day opening a bubble tea café.

Connect with Us

Director of Engineering Undergraduate Recruitment

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Daniel Mendoza

Engineering Ambassadors


Student Involvement Center