Hello! My name is Abby Saucedo, and I am beyond excited to serve you as your fellow Student Ambassador. My family is Guatemalan; however, I am from Los Angeles California. On my free time, I enjoy running, cooking and painting. I am currently earning my real estate license while perusing a degree in marketing. After Wake Tech, I hope to make an impact in as a real estate agent, and experience cultural emersion through marketing opportunities.
Hi my name is Adrian Bacon. I grew up in a small town, Byesville, OH, in 2010 moved to Austin, TX, and in 2013 settled in Cary, NC. I am a Culinary Arts and Baking degree student and utterly obsessed with food. When I am not cooking or watching food shows, I am playing video games, exercising, or watching documentaries. It was a documentary, Chef’s Table, which inspired my decision to get my culinary and baking degrees. In 2022, after graduating, I plan on doing a work-study program overseas, to continue my culinary education. My ultimate goal is to have a Netflix travel show, focusing on the origin of ingredients and dishes, and to showcase the culture from which they originated.
Hello everyone! My name is Benjamin Saucedo and I am from Los Angeles, California. My family and I moved to North Carolina in July of 2019. I am a rising sophomore here at Wake Tech and am on track to complete my Associate of Arts degree by Spring 2021. I am still searching and discovering a possible career path that is right for me but am determined to find it soon. On my free time, I like spending time at home watching TV with my two pugs, listening to music, or going out of the house for a drive or hanging out with friends; there’s no in between.
Hi! my name is Bridget Luxenberg. I am from Raleigh, North Carolina and I am entering my second year at wake tech with the intentions of getting an associate in art. I am hoping to attend NC State in the fall of 2021 to receive a bachelor’s in social work. I work at the Kerr YMCA with children and in my free time I like to relax, swim, or hang out with my friends. I am also a huge animal lover and I happily own three cats!
Hi! My name is Bryce Jansen. I moved from the city of Cairns in Australia to Wake Forest in 2017 and enrolled at Wake Tech soon after. I am now in my Sophomore year and in great shape to transfer to NC State in the fall of 2021. At NC State I intend to study Business Administration majoring in Logistics/Supply Chain Management and afterwards pursue a career in the industry. When I’m not studying, I like to work on home improvement projects and explore national parks with my fiancé and two dogs.
Hi! My name is Chloe Mangum, and this is my second year attending Wake Tech. I plan to graduate this upcoming spring semester with my associate’s degree in the arts, then transfer to Meredith College to pursue a bachelor’s degree. I currently work at the Poole Family YMCA in their Youth Department. I love farm animals, “dad jokes,” tacos, and my puppy, Maple.
Hello, my name is Christian D. Palmer. I was born in Arlington, Virginia, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. Since then, I have studied Taekwondo under Master Doo Kung Lee in Wake Forest. I am currently a 3rd-degree black belt and I’m on target to become a master in spring 2021. I also enjoy visual arts. My favorite mediums to draw with are graphite, ink, charcoal, and acrylics for painting. In my downtime, I love to read graphic novels, especially DC and Marvel comics. At Wake Tech, I am pursuing an Associate in Arts degree and plan to transfer to N.C. State next fall where I will study business with a concentration in marketing. While I don’t know what the future holds, I hope to use my talents of design to create a unique marketing opportunity for a product or service.
Hello, my name is Christian Schmidt and I am from Apex, NC! I am a student-athlete for Wake Tech and loved my first year at Wake Tech so far. I am getting my Associates in Art with the intent to transfer to Liberty University for baseball and business management. I work at the YMCA and Target to pay for gas, my truck, and food. My favorite hobbies are working out and hanging out with my family.
Hello! My name is Emily Fryar and I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m currently working on my Associate’s in Arts and hope to major in English education for my Bachelor’s degree. As far as hobbies go, I love to paint, read, write, and run. My long term career goal is to become an English educator, and my short term goals include traveling to Japan next summer, involving myself in more extracurricular activities this semester, and getting into fitness more. I hope that helps you get to know me a little bit better!
Hi, my name is Katherine Wilson. I live in Raleigh but have spent a majority of my life in Nashville, Tennessee. Due to growing up in the “Music City,” I have always been heavily involved in music, theatre, and art scenes. I love being outside where I can appreciate nature and animals. This has prompted me to develop a green thumb in gardening and I practice these skills in my succulent garden. I am entering my second year at Wake Tech and am obtaining a Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree. After Wake Tech, I plan on transferring to Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina to pursue Expressive Arts Therapy with an art concentration. As an art therapist, I plan to help others explore themselves and healthily express how they are feeling through artistic mediums. I am always working towards being someone others can turn to in times of need and I look forward to continuously being that person as a Student Ambassador.
Hello, my name is Kenneth Hoyle. I am a Raleigh native pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with a goal to transfer to NC State University in pursuit of my BA in Leadership in the Public Sector. I plan to apply my education in a second career in public service leadership. When not studying, I enjoy cooking for my family and play time with my two children and my wife of 14 years.
Hi! My name is Levi Clark. I am in my second year at Wake Tech. After the spring semester I plan to transfer to Liberty University where I plan on major in accounting. Outside of class, I spend my time playing piano, playing ultimate frisbee, acting, singing, and performing on stage. I moved to North Carolina two years ago from Illinois, and before that Virginia where I was born.
Hello, my name is Magdalen Crist. I am a sophomore in the Associate’s in Science program and working to earn my Bachelor’s in Chemistry from NC State. I live in Raleigh but spent some of my childhood in Maryland. With my chemistry degree, I hope to one day work in a lab as a pharmaceutical technician. Despite my love for science, my true passion lies in performing arts. I spent my elementary, middle, and high school years singing, dancing, acting, and directing in school performances as well as in my local ballet company and stage company. I am very excited to work as a student ambassador at Wake Tech this year.
Hello! My name is Nicole Blevins and I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am on my second year at Wake Tech. My goal here is to achieve my Associate’s in Fine Arts and to build my portfolio in order to transfer to a university. My university of choice would be NC State with a major within the design program in hopes of becoming a professional Graphic Designer. I am also a part of the Wake Tech Women’s Soccer team in which we practice every day of the week and travel to other colleges on the weekends. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy listening and playing music.
My name is Sandra Eaton, I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and am excitedly enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) program at Wake Tech. I am planning to transfer to North Carolina State University to get a degree in Art and pursue a life of endless creativity. In my free time, I enjoy oil painting and watercolor portraiture, writing poetry, and practicing other creative arts disciplines, such as theater. I also enjoy reading and volunteering at my local library. I love working with the children there as well as meeting new people while participating in the young adult book club!
Hi, my name is Sarah Mason. Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, I’ve developed a love for our scenic trails and beaches. In pursuing a career in Network Engineering, I’m enrolled at Wake Tech, working towards an Associate’s Degree in Science. With our ever-changing world and growing technological needs, I’m committed to a lifetime of study to continually grow and develop in my field. I have a heart for serving others and often volunteer in our local community and abroad. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to India, Italy, France & Spain.
Hello, my name is Savanna Bradford! I was born and raised in Garner, NC and I am a rising Sophomore at Wake Tech. I am pursuing an Associates in Arts and then planning to transfer to NC State in the fall of 2021 to obtain a bachelor’s degree in a field of study that involves lots of talking and working with people! I love talking, breakfast food, rom coms, gemology, dogs (especially mine, his name is Scout) my buds, my man, and my family! I am really looking forward to serving everyone at Wake Tech in any way I can!