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Meet the Bloggers

Alexandra

Alexandra

Class of 2019
I'm an English major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I'm also minoring in Business. May my blogs help you with your searches toward finding what you love.

Tony

Tony

Class of 2019
I am a first-generation, non-traditional, transfer student studying Advertising in the College of Media. I grew up in Pleasant Hill, Illinois and spent nearly 10 years recording and touring all over North America as a professional musician.

Andy

Andy

Director, Undergraduate Admissions
My responsibility is to recruit, admit, and enroll new freshmen and new transfer students to the university. I earned my BS from Buena Vista University, an MBA from St. Ambrose University, and a PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Iowa.

Brian

Brian

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
I graduated from the University of Illinois (LAS ’02) and had the honor to play football for the Orange and Blue. I received my masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Evan

Evan

Admissions Counselor
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with minors in both Communications and Business. I come from Aurora, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago and one of the largest cities within the state.

Ebony

Ebony

Regional Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
I live in Atlanta, Georgia and recruit students from both Georgia and my home state of Florida. I earned my BS from Florida State University and am currently working on my MBA at Nova Southeastern University.

Fiza

Fiza

Class of 2022
My major is Molecular and Cellular Biology (more commonly and lovingly known as MCB) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I'm on the pre-med track—I’ve dreamed of becoming a doctor since I could spell the word!

Michael

Michael

Class of 2021
I'm an Accounting major in the Gies College of Business. I began my college career in the Division of General Studies. I'm a Champaign "townie"—I was born in South Korea, but l've been living here since I was 7.

Jacob

Jacob

Class of 2019
I’m an Advertising student within the College of Media. My hometown is a place called Fairmount, Illinois, which is about 30 minutes from campus. I began my Illinois journey in the Division of General Studies.

Jhonatan

Jhonatan

Admissions Counselor
I was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago and attended high school at UIC College Prep. My love and passion for the arts led me to the University of Illinois, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.

Jess

Jess

Admissions Counselor
I work with international students throughout the admissions process. My biggest piece of advice for anyone going through the college search process is to ask questions. There are no questions too small. That’s why we're here!

Julissa

Julissa

Class of 2020
I am majoring in Integrative Biology within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Although I currently don't plan on attending medical school, I am on the pre-med track. I am from Lemont, Illinois, a small southwest suburb of Chicago.

Katie

Katie

Admissions Counselor
I coordinate our New Student Registration programming and telecounseling efforts. I grew up in Homer Glen, a southwest suburb of Chicago. I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bradley University and my master’s degree in Higher Education and Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Kripa

Kripa

Class of 2020
I'm majoring in Psychology, minoring in Spanish, and pursuing a pre-dental track. It seems like I’m all over the place, but that’s what I like about college! I get to choose to study what I’m interested in, and I’m happy to be doing just that at Illinois.

Logan

Logan

Admissions Counselor
I graduated from Joliet Junior College with an Associate of Arts and from Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Leadership and Education. I'm currently pursuing my Master of Education in Higher Education. I grew up on a small livestock and grain farm in Central Illinois.

Mark

Mark

Class of 2019
I was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois. I’m a pre-dental student studying Integrative Biology, and I’m trying to pursue minors in Chemistry and English. My posts are for students who want to know what college is actually like and how to survive once you get here.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Admissions Counselor
I have lived in central Illinois my entire life. When I was a little girl, it was my dream to attend the University of Illinois. After first attending community college, I graduated from Illinois with both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication.

Nisha

Nisha

Class of 2022
The first time I visited Illinois, I knew that it was the school for me! I am on the pre-med track, majoring in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Rachel

Rachel

Class of 2020
I am studying Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Social Sciences and Literacy in the College of Education. Although I now reside in Champaign, I am originally from Vernon Hills, a Northwest suburb of Chicago.

Suha

Suha

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
I have a master’s degree in American and Middle Eastern Studies. I’m lucky to be working with our international students as they navigate their way through the admissions process and during their exciting journey to the Illinois campus!

Steven

Steven

Class of 2019
I’m from New Canaan, Connecticut. I'm studying Management Entrepreneurship in the Gies College of Business and Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Hannah

Hannah

Admissions Counselor
I grew up just 30 minutes north of Champaign-Urbana and am a recent graduate of Illinois. As a former Pathway student, I understand the challenges of adapting to life at both a community college as well as a four-year institution. Whatever you're wondering about, I'll help you out!

Chris

Chris

Admissions Counselor
I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Kenwood Academy High School. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Illinois in Urban Planning. I work in the Chicago Satellite Office, where I assist and recruit students who are interested in attending Illinois.

Zoe

Zoe

Admissions Counselor
I help freshman and transfer undergraduate students and their families navigate through the college application and admission process. I have a background not only in admissions but also in financial aid. I'm originally from southeastern Michigan.

Zoe

Zoe

Class of 2021
I am from Rock Island, Illinois, which is right on the Illinois-Iowa border. I am a dual-degree student studying Acting in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and Advertising in the College of Media. I am also a James Scholar and a Chancellor's Scholar.