Student Ambassador Profiles

Introducing our three UK Student Ambassadors for 2017!

Meet the UK Student Ambassadors 2017

Aljo Quintans
MA Political Economy - University of Manchester

Aljo is a proud civil servant in the Philippines. Currently, he is on a study leave, doing his postgraduate degree on Political Economy, major in Development, in the University of Manchester, with the hopes that after finishing the course, he can be able to further help his country in pushing for reforms that can uplift the lives of the Filipino people, especially the poor. Studying in the UK has always been his dream and by sharing his wonderful experiences, he hope to inspire more people, especially the youth, to continue pursuing their goals and making their dreams a reality.

Kat Usita
MS in Public Policy, Oxford University

Kat is a student of public policy in the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Aside from being immersed in the university’s history, she’s also enjoying an incredibly diverse education through her class made up of 124 students from 69 different countries where they learn about how to improve the quality of governance and policymaking amidst the many challenges of current times. Before coming to the UK, Kat was a public servant in the Department of Transportation working on infrastructure development.

Iris Mauricio
Creative Writing - Brunel University London

Iris moved to the UK soon after graduating high school from PAREF Woodrose School in the Philippines. She spent her first year in the country studying at the International Foundation Programme at Queen Mary University of London. After, she then moved on to Brunel University London, where she is an incoming third-year undergraduate currently pursuing a Creative Writing degree. Iris has been published in various literary zines, pamphlets, and anthologies since 2009, and has also founded her own small student publication in 2016, which she has been managing with some of her professors and a group of friends.