Allister Young is an active duty Marine, father, husband and director of Lend-A-Wing, UNF's free food pantry for students. He is majoring in political science with a minor in business management. After growing up in Jacksonville, Young said many of his friends attended UNF and spoke highly of it, which helped to put it at the top of his list when he was looking at schools.
Get to Know Allister
What do you like most about UNF?
The thing that I enjoy most is the level of influence the student body has over the activities on campus. Being part of the Student Government, I have witnessed a high level of detailed coordination between the student body and the professional staff. This allows students to get real-world experience that can be beneficial as they transition into the workforce.
What has been your coolest UNF experience so far?
The coolest experience so far has been my ability to serve the student body as the director of the Lend-A-Wing Food Pantry. The pantry is a great resource for students and reinforces the commitment of taking care of one another and making sure everyone has the tools to succeed.
When you’re looking to de-stress and relax a bit, where do you go on campus?
My go-to place on campus is the Military and Veterans Resource Center. I am currently an Active Duty Marine and the MVRC gives me the opportunity to be around others who have served and are making the transition to civilian life.
Do you have any advice for high school students?
"All men are created equal, some work harder in preseason." — Emmitt Smith
Finishing strong in high school and taking on college is your preseason to life. We look forward to welcoming you to the Osprey Family.