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Kala Brown

Hi, everyone! My name is Kala Brown and I serve as the Diversity Recruiter in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions here at UK. Although I was raised in Lexington, I graduated from the University of Louisville with bachelor’s degrees in sociology and Pan-African studies.

While there, I participated in undergraduate research that focused on minority experiences within the public school system. I also participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program and the Muhammad Ali Scholars Program. Both programs use the legacy of their respective name-givers to engage social justice issues in both the United States and abroad. In addition to these programs, I stayed heavily involved with organizations like the NAACP, the Student Activities Board and the AVIATORs (Admission Volunteers in Action to Recruit); all while working part-time on campus. I am a strong believer in the importance of campus involvement as it cultivates an atmosphere of belonging; and I am happy to discuss best practices for balancing a social life, extracurriculars and the college workload while also prioritizing mental and emotional health.

Overall, I am incredibly passionate about working with youth in the community and especially passionate about helping under-represented minorities navigate higher education. You belong here! I understand how exciting (and a little overwhelming) this time in life can be, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. I am so happy to help and be a part of your journey!


Kala Brown

Alexis Meza de los Santos

¡Hola futuros Wildcats, mucho gusto!

My name is Alexis Meza de los Santos and I am originally from Veracruz, Mexico, but I have been residing in the United States since I was 9 years old. Lexington is home for me! I am a first-generation Latina college graduate, and I now get to help other Latinx/Hispanic students navigate the college journey. I’m a graduate of Kentucky State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. While in college, I was involved with Latinx student organizations, became an activist for undocumented student access to higher education, served on the school newspaper, and hosted a radio show.

I serve as the Latinx/Hispanic Diversity Recruiter in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. I can help you with your admission process and answer any questions you have in general about college life. I do not have a specific territory, so I am all over the place! I am also bilingual, and can definitely express myself in Spanglish, so let’s talk! It’s an incredible time to be a Wildcat, and I am so excited to show you how you too can be part of the Big Blue Nation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you!

¡Si se puede!


Alexis Meza de los Santos

Wildcat Corner: Diversity Student Ambassadors

Diversity Student Ambassadors are current students who are eager to speak with prospective students like you about their experiences, campus resources, opportunities and all things UK. They come from different majors, backgrounds and year of study. You may see them during UK recruitment events on or off campus. These outstanding student leaders are here to support you along with the admissions team.

For more information about how to connect with a Diversity Student Ambassador, contact us today! These students are excited to share their stories with you and to talk about the University of Kentucky experience.


Connect with our Diversity Student Ambassador team; email us at and find us on Instagram @uky_dsa.

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Kiaura Acklin

Sports Communication
Junior  |  Louisville, Ky.

Haley Brents

Special Education
Senior  |  Louisville, Ky.

Olivia Corley

Political Science, Public Policy
Junior  |  Delaware, Ohio

Alexis Darden

Political Science - Pre-Law
Senior  |  Louisville, Ky.

Nevaeh Eggleston

Mathematics, African American Studies minor
Sophomore  |  Madison, Ala.

Luke Gong

Accounting, Finance and History
Senior  |  Yantai, Shandong Province, China

Jamila Green

Sophomore  |  Mount Sterling, Ky.

Michael Morgan

Neuroscience, Psychology - Pre-Med Track
Sophomore  |  
Louisville, Ky.

Shandin Muldrow

Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles
Sophomore  |  Louisville, Ky.

Bailey Smith

Community Leadership Development
Junior  |  Miamisburg, Ohio

Diverse Student Visit Opportunities

Interested in becoming a Wildcat but have questions about our community for diverse students? We would love to meet with you or present (in-person or virtually) to your class or group about what it looks like to join our University of Kentucky community!


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