Position funded by the College of Business and Security Management
Interests: Watching scary movies and classical studies
Alyssa came to the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2020 from Shingle Springs, California. Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Alyssa is aiming for a CPA license. Despite the many new experiences Alyssa has encountered since coming to Fairbanks, they have enjoyed their time on campus.
While attending St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento, California, they ran cross-country for four years. They also completed two seasons of long-distance running through track and field and one season of throwing. During their time at St. Francis, Alyssa took four years of Latin and participated as a member on the academic team, Certamen. She is passionate about classical studies. Their interest in accounting began through a statistics course in high school. At UAF, Alyssa has gone out of their way to be involved in the school community and began working at the UAF Office of Alumni Relations in fall 2021.
In their free time, Alyssa enjoys watching scary movies. They find scary movies to be a great source of entertainment with friends because they always give people something to talk about, whether it’s because the movie is terrible or downright terrifying.
Student marketing assistant
Interests: Basketball, hanging out with friends, and traveling
Ben started attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2021. His initial goal was to pursue a degree in business management, but his passion changed. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in marketing, with a goal of working in social media marketing. Ben is the proud kid of UAF alumni and has two siblings attending UAF.
Ben attended Lathrop High School as a part-time student, and the rest of his studying was done through home school. During his three years of high school, he joined the basketball and rifle teams, both for two years. Ben started college during his senior year in high school. At UAF, Ben decided to pursue a job in marketing, which led him to join the UAF Office of Alumni Relations in spring 2022.
In his free time, Ben enjoys playing basketball, hanging with friends and traveling around the Lower 48.
Interests: Bike riding, "mechanic-ing" on various vehicles and spending time with family
Gus has been attending UAF since 2020, working to earn his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a born-and-raised Alaskan who has lived in Fairbanks his entire life. Gus always knew UAF would have a place for him, and he is extremely proud to be a student and future alumni.
With a combined interest in the automotive industry and accounting, he is working to open a Volkswagen dealership in Fairbanks after graduating. He believes that Fairbanks could use a fresh dealership.
Gus spends much of his time during the school year working for the UAF Office of Alumni Relations and being a full-time student. However, outside class and work, his interests include riding his bike year-round, “mechanic-ing” on his various vehicles and spending time with his family.