Graduate Student Ambassadors

2016 Ambassador Group Photo

Graduate Ambassadors are here to create a rich and supportive community for current and prospective graduate students.

Ambassadors are current graduate students who come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and have been selected to serve as official student representatives. Ambassadors support prospective, new, and current students by assisting at graduate student events, providing campus tours, and interacting with students through email, blogs like Graduate Connections, and social media. Ambassadors also serve as liaisons between their departments and Graduate Studies. Throughout the year they'll be writing about campus events, research, experiences, organizations, and general graduate life.

Have questions, comments, or future blog ideas for our Ambassadors? Strike up a conversation with them in person at one of our events or email us at

Contact Casey Coleman if you have questions or comments about the Ambassador program.

Adam Blood

Joplin, MO

Univ. Central Missouri

Communication Studies

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Alisha Caldwell Jimenez

Park Forest, IL

St. Louis Univ.

JD/Ph.D Psyc

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Lance Daharsh

Lincoln, NE


Bio Sci

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Jessica De Silva

Hilmar, CA



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Josh Haby

Castroville, TX

TX Lutheran Univ.

Psyc/Legal Studies

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Michelle Haikalis

San Diego, CA


Clinical Psychology

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Brianna Hitt

Omaha, NE



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Ramin Hosseinabad

Nowshahr, Iran

Tehran Univ.

Materials Engineering

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Michelle Howell

Jos, Nigeria



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Anna Lampe

Bellevue, IA

Luther College

Bio Sci

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Jess Tate

Waterloo, IA

Iowa State Univ.

Counseling Psychology

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