Meet our Social Media Ambassadors

Our website and print materials are full of useful information for incoming students and students interested in Saint Leo, but when you want to hear what it's really like to study here - our team of student social media ambassadors are your go-to guys and gals! They are ready and willing to answer all of your questions, from what to pack for college to locating the best study spots and getting involved on campus - they've got the real answers you want. And when you see them around campus this fall, be sure to say 'hi'!

Gaelle Batroni

Junior
Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Studying: Psychology
What I love most about Saint Leo: I love how friendly everyone is to each other and all of the true friends that I have made here.
Things to know about me: I speak three different languages - English, French and Creole.
What one thing I think every new student should know: Enjoy your time here; it will be the best time of your life!


Scottie Dannelly

Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Studying:  Management
What I love most about Saint Leo:  I really love the campus for the atmosphere and the beautiful views.
Things to know about me:  I can solve a Rubik's Cube. I'm a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. I'm allergic to almost everything, except for food.
What one thing I think every new student should know:  There is always something to do and you will never feel bored.


Jacob Gates

Junior
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Studying:   Political Science with a Legal Studies minor
What I love most about Saint Leo:   I love the academic and personal environments. I especially love the ability to recognize and say hi to anyone on campus, even professors!
Things to know about me:   I am a musician and play guitar, drums, and bass as well as sing.
What one thing I think every new student should know:   Study, study study!


Maggie Izquierdo

Junior
Hometown: Wesley Chapel, Florida
Studying:   Criminal Justice
What I love most about Saint Leo:   I love the people and the connections that I have made here. I know they are going to be lifelong friends.
Things to know about me:   I love to sing. I especially love jamming out in my car and am pretty sure that if I was in a car next to me and could see myself, I'd laugh at how ridiculous I look!
What one thing I think every new student should know:   College is not the same as high school, so you'll need to learn to adjust accordingly when it comes to balancing school, work and your social life.


Sarah Klein

Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Studying:   Social Work
What I love most about Saint Leo:    I love the friends that I have met throughout my four years here and the relationships and connections that I've made.
Things to know about me:   I have lived in eight states and I'm only 21!
What one thing I think every new student should know:   Enjoy every second of your college years because they really do fly by. Make the most out of your college experience!


Mary Grace Salinas

Junior
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Studying:   Health Care Management with a Human Resources Management minor
What I love most about Saint Leo:   I love the small class sizes and how it is a family throughout campus.
Things to know about me:   I am one of 12 kids. I work with the women's basketball team at SLU. I've danced for 16 years.
What one thing I think every new student should know:   When you get to school, be sure to get involved! The more you get involved, the better your college experience will be.


Tabatha Velloso

Junior (Transfer)
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Studying:   Communication Management and Marketing
What I love most about Saint Leo:   I love how everyone on campus is always nice and the student/professor relationship - the professors actually know your name and who you are.
Things to know about me:   I am from Brazil and speak both English and Portuguese. I transferred to Saint Leo.
What one thing I think every new student should know:   Take advantage of your professors' networks as they know a lot of people. "It's not just what you know, it's who you know!"


Thomas Watson

Junior
Hometown: Brooksville, Florida
Studying:   Sport Business with a Marketing & Sales in Sport minor
What I love most about Saint Leo: I love the small class sizes, the quality education, the sense of community, and the ability to network and make connections.
Things to know about me:   I'm a member of the track team and I compete in the 200m, 400m, long jump and am also now training for the decathlon. I'm proud to be a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. I consider myself to be a "Jack of all trades."
What one thing I think every new student should know:   Network, network, network. "Network is net worth!"