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Meet our McKay School Student Ambassadors!

Questions? Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with one of our ambassadors according to the major you're interested in below! Our Student Ambassadors all currently attend Brigham Young University and are the authors of our blog! They are all passionate about teaching and would love to talk to you more about the options available at the McKay School.

Stefania Amado

Elementary Education Major

I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education with a TESOL minor. I am originally from Guatemala, but I was raised in Houston, Texas. I am proud of being from both places! I love watching movies, cooking, going out with my friends, dancing at parties, finding new music for my playlists, spending time with my family, and I also love animals! I want to become a teacher because I want to bring blessings to the lives of others! I believe teachers have the most impact on the coming generations and I want to use teaching to steer children towards a more positive future. I have a passion for helping people see their potential. As a teacher, I hope I can help children believe in themselves!

Valery Abila

Elementary Education Major

I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in TESOL K-12. I am from Georgia; I love music, spending time with family and friends, and road trips! Growing up, my teachers were some of my biggest role models who I looked up to! They were some of the most influential people in my life who taught me to love learning and to love going to school! I want to be that person for my future students and pass the love of learning to them as well.

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Annie Jacobson

Early Childhood Education Major

I am a junior majoring in Early Childhood Education. I am from Mesa, Arizona but after 2 years I feel officially converted to the Utah life! Some of my favorite activities include tennis, baking, long drives, and watching movies with friends. I chose Early Childhood Education because I love to learn from children and I believe that teaching truly allows you to make a difference.

Anna Glenn

Special Education Major : Mild/Moderate

I am a senior majoring in special education with an emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities. My minor is TESOL K-12. Some of my hobbies include baking, eating, sports, naps, and deep conversations. I absolutely love learning and I want to help others love it too. After working with individuals of differing abilities in high school, I realized I love special education and thought I’d give it a try. I’ve been hooked ever since my first CPSE class. I look forward to helping students with disabilities learn to break through the barriers of an ableist world. 

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Bethany Gold

Elementary Education Major

I’m an Elementary Education major and Theatre Arts Studies minor. I’m from a town called Hillsboro, Oregon just outside of Portland! I love Disney, doing craft projects, acting, perfecting the art of pasta salad making, and spending time with my friends and family. I have always wanted to be a teacher! In High School I was able to volunteer both in a preschool and in a second grade class, and I absolutely adored it. I now work as a substitute in the BYU Kindergarten/ Preschool and I truly find joy in each and every craft project, recess, read aloud, and more. I can’t wait to have my own classroom one day where I can create a safe and loving environment where children can learn and grow into their best selves!

Elliott Roubicek 

Special Education Major: Severe

I am a senior majoring in Special Education with an emphasis in severe disabilities. I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and last year I transferred from BYU-Hawaii. Some of my favorite things to do are skateboarding, hiking, running, surfing, mountain biking, windsurfing and wing-foiling. I love being outside and having fun! I decided to study Special Education because of the love I have for people who have disabilities and a strong desire to help them do more than what others except of them.

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Alex Llanas

Early Childhood Education Major

I am a senior majoring in Early Childhood Education. I'm from McAllen, Texas, and my favorite things to do include baking, road trips, traveling, running, spending time with my doodle, family, and friends! Since I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher because I am passionate about helping students from disadvantaged communities succeed and reach their full potential. I want every student who goes through my classroom to feel empowered to achieve anything they set their minds to, just like some of my favorite teachers made me feel. I'm excited to nurture a supportive environment that can help my students grow!

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