Ask an International Student Ambassador

Our Student Ambassadors play an important role in welcoming new international students to Hillsborough Community College. Whether you are a prospective student who is still trying to decide whether HCC is the right fit for you, have just been admitted to HCC, or are a first-year international student adjusting to life and academics in the United States, our International Student Ambassadors are ready to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have.

 

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

  • Maria Pacheco Garrillo

    Home country: Venezuela
    Major: Liberal Arts and Science – Focusing on nursing
    Favorite course: Anatomy 
    My favorite thing about Tampa: The downtown area and the beaches
    Hobbies: Volunteering, lettering, going to the beach
    Languages: English and Spanish
    One thing people don’t know about me: I lived in New Jersey for 5 months and I am vegetarian
    Best way to contact me: mpachecogarrillo@hawmail.hccfl.edu

  • Angelique Vleeming Muñoz

    Home country: The Netherlands
    Major: Political Science
    Favorite course: Anthropology
    My favorite thing about Tampa: The huge amount of diversity in people and the weather
    Hobbies: Painting, traveling and watching TV shows
    Languages: English, Dutch, Papiamento and Spanish
    One thing people don’t know about me: I lived in Aruba for ten years
    Best way to contact me: avleemingmunoz@hawkmail.hccfl.edu

  • Lara Pinzón

    Home country: Colombia
    Major: Graphic Design
    Favorite course: Drawing
    My favorite thing about Tampa: The diversity and the beautiful places
    Hobbies: Painting, watching movies and TV shows
    Languages: English and Spanish
    One thing people do not know about me: I love video games
    Best way to contact me: lpinzonsalamanca@hawkmail.hccfl.edu

     

  • Luiz Negrini Saggioro

    Home country: Brazil
    Major: Business Finance/Economics
    Favorite course: Microeconomics
    My favorite thing about Tampa: The diversity of people and cultures
    Hobbies: Painting, hanging out and learn new languages
    Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish
    One thing people don’t know about me: Back in Brazil, I wrote two books in Portuguese
    Best way to contact me: lnegrinisaggioro@hawkmail.hccfl.edu

  • Lisa Sjöberg

    Home country: Sweden
    Major: Mass Communications
    Favorite course: Writing for Mass Communications
    My favorite thing about Tampa: The diversity among the people
    Hobbies: Reading, drawing, traveling, and horseback riding
    Languages: Swedish and English
    One thing people do not know about me: I was an Au Pair in New York
    Best way to contact me: lsjoeberg@hawkmail.hccfl.edu

Apply to Be an International Student Ambassador!

Do you want to share your experiences at HCC with new international students? Are you friendly and outgoing? The CIE office provides leadership opportunities for students to contribute to their and their peers’ holistic HCC experience. As an International Student Ambassador, you meet international students from around the world and help them in the weeks leading up to their arrival in Tampa and their first days at HCC, during our New International Student Orientations, International Student Club activities, community events, etc.  

There are several paid Ambassador positions available each academic year for which students in their second semester or beyond may apply. Applications to be an Ambassador become available in March.

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International Student Recruiting Mgr