2020-2021 Ambassadors

ZaynabAl-Abdali.pngAlly Hucek – Bachelor of Public Health

My name is Ally Hucek, and I am a junior in the Bachelor of Public Health program. I am an out-of-state student from Columbus, Ohio, and have enjoyed UK as my second home. I ultimately want to be a genetic counselor and move back to my hometown, but first I want to stay at UK a little longer for the Master of Health Administration program. I love UK so much and don’t want to leave all the fun after just four years! I fell in love with how accommodating UK was to me in anything from dorm life to classes. UK has always managed to help me be the best version of myself, and the College of Public Health was so welcoming to me as a freshman. There are so many fun things to do as a student at UK. Sometimes the best memories come from studying late at night at Willy T. with your friends. I also love game day here – from basketball, to football, to baseball, UK always manages to show school spirit.  


ZaynabAl-Abdali.pngMaanasa Manchikanti – Bachelor of Public Health

My name is Maanasa Manchikanti and I am a junior in the Bachelor of Public Health program. I am from Paducah, Kentucky and graduated from McCracken County High School. I currently serve as Treasurer for the Student Public Health Association, as a Resident Advisor in the Lewis Honors Residential College, as a UK 101 peer instructor, member of Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed service fraternity, and am conducting research within the College of Public Health. After my bachelor’s degree, I would like to pursue my Master of Public Health then attend medical school. In my free time, I love to spend time with friends and family and explore new coffee shops.