Student Ambassadors

Sharing their love for the School of Liberal Arts

Our Student Ambassadors represent the school to future students, alumni, donors, and the community.

Being an Ambassador is a great way to support your school, to network with people at IUPUI and in Indianapolis, and to get valuable experience for your resume and your IUPUI Top 100 Students application.

Read this page to learn what Ambassadors do and how to apply.

What do Ambassadors do?

  • Represent the school at events like the Joseph Taylor Symposium and the Sabbatical Speaker Series
  • Help recruit students to the school by speaking to prospective students
  • Participate in orientation workshops
  • Guide new students as they adjust to the school and IUPUI
  • Assist faculty and staff
  • Interact with alumni and donors, business and community leaders, and the public

How much of a commitment is it?

Ambassadors must volunteer for two events per semester. Many help with more.

Ambassadors are selected for one-year terms and may be invited back for additional years.

Students smile and pose for a picture.
Students tie knots and work with camping equipment.
Two female students carry camping equipment.

Top image: former Ambassadors. Bottom images: Ambassadors clean and set up a campsite during the César Chávez Day of Service.

Tyauna Valliant

I’ve grown tremendously as a result of being a Student Ambassador. I’m much more open minded and willing to tackle new things and talk to new people. I’ve met so many intelligent people who have helped me to think differently about the world.

Tyauna Valliant, former Ambassador

2017–18 Ambassadors

  • Sarah Bahr
    Senior
    English (Writing and Literacy), Journalism, and Spanish
  • Tashi Copeland
    Senior
    Public Relations
  • Jaelynn Crook
    Sophomore
    Medical Humanities and Health Studies
  • Benjamim Eduardo
    Senior
    Economics
  • JJ Gramlich
    Senior
    English
  • Andrew Heck
    Senior
    Public Relations
  • Mackenzie Hirons
    Freshman
    History and Library Science
  • Alyssa Hutchinson
    Junior
    English and Public Relations
  • Macy Jankowski
    Senior
    Communication Studies
  • Jaycie Kemp
    Freshman
    Journalism
  • Marina Konow
    Senior
    Journalism
  • Tarena Lofton
    Senior
    Journalism and Public Relations
  • Maria Makeever
    Junior
    Journalism
  • Matthew Preston
    Graduate student
    Philosophy
  • Eden Rea-Hedrick
    Sophomore
    English, French, and History
  • Molly Smith
    Junior
    Journalism and Public Relations
  • Trenna Soderling
    Sophomore
    English (Creative Writing) and American Sign Language/English Interpretation (pre-track)
  • Mariam Sylla
    Junior
    French and Public Health
  • Hunter Vale
    Junior
    Political Science