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NSM Ambassadors

Undergraduate recruitment officers across all six departments, the Ambassadors are strategically chosen to represent the college at a variety of events to facilitate one-on-one and group discussions with prospective students wanting to learn more about NSM. Ambassadors speak to their academic and professional experiences in order to provide insight into what a college career in NSM looks like.

Below, we asked the Ambassadors what they love most about NSM.

Sakina Abideen

Sakina Abideen
Biology
Houston, Texas

I love how NSM aims to build an encouraging and uplifting community for all their students through various initiatives and opportunities!

Adeola Adeleye

Adeola Adeleye
Biochemistry
Houston, Texas

I love the research opportunities in NSM.

Noah Alexander

Noah Alexander
Computer Science and Mathematics
Palestine, Texas

The research opportunities as well as the amazing professors which tie what we learn in the classroom to real-world applications which we will work with in our future jobs.

Emilia Fontes

Emilia Fontes
Biology
El Paso, Texas

I love how everyone I meet is so like-minded and goal-oriented. Everyone is always so willing to help!

Smiti Gandhi

Smiti Gandhi (Chair)
Honors Biomedical Sciences
Houston, Texas

I love how diverse NSM like-minded people come together to learn science, technology, engineering, and math. Just in our hard-working group of NSM Ambassadors, people are studying to becoming doctors, engineers, and mathematicians. Some are still exploring careers, and NSM exposes us to diverse careers and is the perfect environment to explore through.

Nidhi Gongati

Nidhi Gongati
Mathematical Biology
Hyderabad, India

I love that NSM brings out the best potential in us by setting high standards and also providing regular support and guidance.

Sharon John

Sharon John
Biology
Houston, Texas

I love how there are so many resources offered to help students through their transition and when encountering difficult classes. I also appreciate the NSM team for looking out for the incoming students, to prepare them for the journey ahead!

Benita Lalani

Benita Lalani
Biology and Psychology
Spring, Texas

My favorite part about NSM is the sheer diversity you can find within this college itself. Furthermore, with the collaborative mindset that many of the students in this community have, one has the ability to interact with individuals from all walks of life.

OrEl Meir

OrEl Meir
Biochemistry
Houston, Texas

I love the sense of community and overall atmosphere in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. I have met and become friends with so many amazing people who are all on a similar journey to me, and because of that, there’s a mutual desire to work hard and try our best. Everyone here is very friendly and always willing to offer a helping hand. The faculty members are very supportive, passionate about their field of work, and they truly wish to see every student succeed. NSM offers so many different opportunities, such as extracurriculars, academic experiences, and clubs, that you’re able to mold your university experience to best cater to your own interests.

Paola Najera

Paola Najera
Biology
Houston, Texas

I love that NSM helps incoming students and freshmen succeed in college, especially in their math or science courses, which can be more challenging. Additionally, the College of NSM constantly encourages students to get involved on campus and pursue their passions.

Saphal Narang

Saphal Narang
Biology
Houston, Texas

I love the opportunities and the people of NSM!

Aida Pourmousa

Aida Pourmousa
Biology
Houston, Texas

I love the NSM community. Everyone is supportive and cares about each other. I love the different academic supports like SEP, LAUNCH, and CASA Tutoring that NSM offers to students.

Khushboo Shukla

Khushboo Shukla
Biology

Adelaide Stevens

Adelaide Stevens
Computer Science

Het Thakkar

Het Thakkar
Computer Science
Houston, Texas

The first thing that I love about NSM is the vast variety of major choices offered to students to excel in. The second thing is that, the research and internship opportunities provided are tremendous and top-notch.

Katherine Wong

Katherine Wong
Mathematics
Houston, Texas

I love the challenge you can get inside and outside of the classroom.