Kelsy Letko is a student and leader who has committed herself to creating a positive impact on her community at USF. She is just as committed to her academics and has been recognized on the Dean’s List each semester for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average.

As a sophomore in the Bulls Business Community, Letko serves as a peer mentor. In this position she offers advice on professional development, academics and campus involvement to her five mentees and does her part to ensure that these first-year students are as successful as possible.

Letko also volunteers as the graphic designer and community champion for USF’s Relay for Life Committee where she makes efforts to get others in the Tampa Bay community involved with the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event.

Letko strives to bring a brighter future through her actions as the director of marketing and public relations for Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions at USF. Her efforts with IDEAS include a mission to install recycling bins in every dorm room on campus, initiating environmental volunteer opportunities for other students and spreading awareness of environmental issues in her community.

In 2016, Letko was the USF recipient of the GEICO Achievement Award, a prestigious scholarship that recognizes students for academic success and strong community involvement.