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FGCU Student Ambassadors

Contact Information
Lindsey Touchette
Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
Phone: 239-590-1016

Claire Gorman
Student Director



Emily Catizone



Year: Sophomore

Major: BS Bioengineering

Where are you from?

Port Saint John, FL

Why did you decide to come to FGCU?

I decided to attend FGCU because before choosing a university I emailed professors from different schools to gain insight to help with my decision. By the next morning, every FGCU professor that I emailed had replied with times to meet in person to answer my questions. I didn't even hear from most other schools. On the day of my visit I was able to meet with the Dean of the Whitaker College of Engineering who told me about FGCU's unique research opportunities and the university community. I was convinced that I had found my school before I left his office. Even though the campus has lots of other things to offer, that initial dedication of FGCU professors to help out a prospective student is what shaped my perspective of Florida Gulf Coast University.

What do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?

Whenever I can find the time, I enjoy being active. I like running and hope to complete my first half marathon before I graduate. Kayaking on the FGCU waterfront is a lot of fun and I want to learn how to sail this year.