An agent of change: Student ambassador revels in new experiences
Kilah Thom, UAF student, shares her story
Where are you from?
Tucson, Arizona, but I moved here from Stafford, Virginia.
When do you expect to graduate?
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a military brat and immensely proud of it. I revel in experiencing new things — unless we're talking food; then I'm a bit particular. Tread carefully if you want to talk about Disney, Broadway, theater, movie scores or traveling, because I can go on and on about each of them. At first, I may come off as reserved, but once we're friends, I become more like myself.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love going the cinema, spending time with my friends and Alpha Phi Omega brothers, being a part of theater productions, writing, and expanding my musical library. I also like to travel when and wherever I can.
What extracurricular activities are you part of?
I am the Alpha Phi Omega vice president of fellowship and a theatre department volunteer. I am also a part of the Pre-Vet Club, Psi Chi, and recently I became a Student Ambassador for the UAF Office of Admissions.
Why did you choose UAF?
I had been in Virginia for too long and wanted a new experience.
What is your favorite thing about UAF and why?
The numerous and differing opportunities available to students. You don't ever really have to leave campus to find something to do or get involved with.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?
Don't be afraid to rely on others — staff, faculty and students alike — for help. Also, get involved.
What field work, research, or work experience have you completed at UAF that will help you find work in your major?
I am a dual-major student at this time in fire science and psychology. I will have completed EMT and Firefighter II by semester's end, which makes me a better candidate for fire department positions nationwide.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
I hope to become first an agent and then a behavioral scientist for the FBI.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
To see more about our student ambassadors visit https://www.uaf.edu/ambassadors/