Ambassadors

Our ambassadors lead student visits, campus tours, serve on panels, and participate in a number of other activities that support student engagement and recruitment.

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Name: Bayley Brooks
Hometown: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Senior
Clubs: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) President; First Gen Roo Mentor; Trustee’s Scholar
Favorite class: Materials or Open Channel Hydraulics
Favorite place to study: Second floor of the library
Why you chose UMKC: Lots of scholarships offered and the location! I am able to work engineering internships during the school year because of how close UMKC is to major engineering companies.

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Name: Darius Williams
Hometown: Grandview, MO
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Year: Senior
Clubs: NSBE, IEEE, NSLS
Favorite class: VLSI because I have a passion for electronics
Favorite place to study: Computer lab in Flarsheim
Why you chose UMKC: To find an opportunity to network with engineers in Kansas City and because this is a diverse campus with one of the better engineering programs.

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Name: Victor Akinjole
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Math Minor
Year: Junior
Clubs: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), African Student Association
Favorite class: Circuit Theory II
Favorite place to study: UMKC Library
Why you chose UMKC: I love UMKC’s diversity!

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Name: Danny Hotson
Hometown: Independence, Missouri
Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Senior
Clubs: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Concrete Canoe
Favorite class: Hydrology
Favorite place to study: Fifth floor of the UMKC Library
Why you chose UMKC: Save money and stay local!

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Name: Mathewos Keller
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Major: Information Technology
Year: Senior
Clubs: SCE Student Council
Favorite class: Web Development
Favorite place to study: Fourth floor of the Student Union
Why you chose UMKC: I didn’t have to make any compromises. It’s close to home, surrounded by amenities, and close to potential internships.