West Coast Student Ambassadors are current students from the West Coast, and they are available to support you on your journey to Elon. If you have questions, they are eager to help.

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Talya Geller '23

Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Oak Park, California
High School: Oak Park High School

I chose to attend Elon due to all of the amazing opportunities that the university provides for their students. I also fell in love with the campus as soon as I drove through campus.

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Nikki Johnson '24

Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Santa Monica, California
High School: Palisades Charter High School

The community is so strong and encouraging at Elon, and I love the size of the student population and the campus itself.

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Stephanie Lair '22

Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
High School: Lincoln High School

I chose to attend Elon because I valued the fact that I could pursue an education and be a full-time athlete. I also appreciated how the small class sizes would give me the opportunity to form close relationships with professors and feel valued as a student.

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Katie Leupold '23

Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Orange County, California
High School: Foothill High School

I wanted a small school where I could develop genuine connections with my professors. Elon embodies that environment perfectly, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

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Syndey Rose '24

Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: San Francisco, California
High School: Redwood High School

I chose Elon because I really wanted to try something new and outside of my comfort zone and totally different from California. I loved the small class sizes, the beautiful campus, the supportive administrators but most importantly the strong feeling of community and excitement to be here that I saw from the students when I toured and continue to feel now as a student myself.

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Deighan Valko '23

Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California
High School: Newbury Park High School

I chose Elon because I loved the smaller-sized campus, emphasis on student/teacher relationships, very accessible study abroad, and overall values of every student on campus.