When businesses, campaigns, and organizations began asking Sierra to do design work, she wasn’t sure which projects to accept or what to charge. She turned to a UVU professor for guidance and advice. “He gave me many ideas and personal feedback based on his own professional expertise and experience,” says Sierra. “The time he and other professors have spent mentoring me one-on-one is a unique experience that is often hard to find at large universities.”
Now in her second year as a Foundation ambassador, Sierra would like to see continued collaboration with the Student Alumni Association to promote philanthropic causes such as Valley United Against Hunger and the Make Your Mark campaign. “Last year we established relationships with local businesses, giving them UVU flags in a campaign to ‘paint the town green’ and secure funding for student scholarships. I hope to continue building these relationships and increasing Wolverine pride throughout the community,” she says.
“I have been immensely satisfied with the education that UVU has provided me thus far,” says Sierra. “UVU has allowed me to come in and make whatever I want of my college experience,” she says. “I have been so honored to be a Foundation ambassador and represent the students of UVU to the community. I have been able to network with many influential people who look beyond themselves to build up a university that is integral to the region.” Through her work as a Foundation ambassador, she hopes to give back to the university that has given her so much.