science ambassadors


The College of Science Ambassadors are a group of University of Utah students who are passionate about science and their education. Ambassadors participate in recruitment events including Red White and U day, College of Science events, high school visits, and other STEM recruitment programs, where they assist and communicate with prospective College of Science students.

Ambassadors should be well-rounded individuals with a love for the University of Utah and the College of Science! We are looking for students who have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Eligibility

  • Must be an enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate in the College of Science
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University of Utah (3.00 GPA or higher)
  • Must be able to commit to a full academic year

Benefits

  • $15 an hour with a minimum of 40 hours a semester (average of 3-4 hours a week)
  • Develop presentation, communication, and leadership skills
  • Gain public relations experience and vital interpersonal skills
  • Broaden networks throughout the University of Utah and the College of Science

**Average weekly hours will fluctuate based on the number of programs in which an Ambassador participates, but will likely be less than 4 hours a week. University Ambassadors are permitted to have other jobs, either on or off campus, and are encouraged to be involved in other campus activities—provided that these jobs and activities do not interfere with various dates, duties and responsibilities of being a University Ambassador.

Ambassador Duties

  • Being a passionate representative of the University of Utah and the College of Science at recruitment and campus events, including those held on weekends and evenings
  • Create social media content that targets perspective and current students
  • Advise prospective students and parents about the College of Science academic programs, social opportunities, student life, et cetera
  • Participate in weekly campus tours

Important (Mandatory) Dates:

  • Ambassador Training – February 2020 (Date TBA)
  • Red, White, and U Day – April 2020 (Date TBA)
  • COS Convocation – Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Science Day – Saturday, November 2020 (Date TBA)

The Ambassador Application must be submitted by January 2020 (Specific Date TBA)

NOTE: When you start your application, we recommend that you have about an hour set aside to work on it because the application does not save your progress once you exit out. Be prepared to provide 2 references, your job history, and a cover letter. It also may be best to fill out the application on a computer rather than a mobile phone.

Meet your Ambassadors


 

 

 

Alex

Science Ambassador

Alex

Science Ambassador
Hi there, I'm Alex. I am a second-year student at the U pursuing an HBS in Biology with a Cellular and Molecular emphasis and minors in Chemistry and African American Studies. I am from Venezuela but have lived in Salt Lake the majority of my life. I am currently a research assistant in Dr. Leslie Sieburth's lab where I use molecular biological processes to study plant genomics. I love to do community service, travel and meet new people.

Bridget

Science Ambassador

Bridget

Science Ambassador
Hello, my name is Bridget and I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a freshmen studying Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Math. I’m currently in the Dr. Micheal Shapiro Lab working with pigeons to study vertebrae variation and embryonic limb development. I adore journaling, Microbiology, office supplies, and all things science!

Corvin

Science Ambassador

Corvin

Science Ambassador
My name is Corvin. I am majoring in Biological Chemistry and Biology and am currently in my second year. I am an avid skier and spend as much time as possible up in the mountains. My goal is to pursue a PhD/MD and eventually become an oncologist in a research lab or teaching hospital.

Kayla

Science Ambassador

Kayla

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Kayla and I'm going into my 3rd year here at the U. I love the ocean! I'm actually studying math and biology in hopes of doing the mathematical side of marine biology. I'm from the small town of Enterprise, Utah and I'm super excited to be a College of Science Ambassador!

Logan

Science Ambassador

Logan

Science Ambassador
My Name is Logan and I'm from Salt Lake City Utah, and I'm about as "Utah" as they come. I am beginning my Junior Year at the University of Utah majoring in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry. I am currently planning on going onto graduate school in condensed matter physics or some other closely related topic. If I wasn't a Physicist I would be a historian. I have a passion for Education and learning and my friends often hear me say, "Our Intelligence is Proportional to our Passion for Learning Truth." Some of my hobbies include: Running, Hiking, stargazing, dancing and collecting books. My dream is to have a room with bookshelves on every wall.

Nick

Science Ambassador

Nick

Science Ambassador
Hello, my name is Nick. I am a fourth year student studying Chemistry with a minor in Physics. I grew up in Sugar House, so I'm about as local as it gets. I have a passion for hiking, travel, and poorly constructed puns. I plan on pursuing a graduate degree in Chemistry with a goal of teaching at a university level. If you see me around campus come say howdy!

Sheva

Science Ambassador

Sheva

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Sheva Mozafari and I will be starting my senior year Fall 2019. I'm from Boise, Idaho but I have been living in Salt Lake since I moved here as a freshman. I created my own major in the College of Science, it's called Integrative Health Science and I am in the Honors College. Other than studying and doing research, I like to spend my time traveling. I speak English and Farsi, but I hope my travels will make me multilingual one day! Go Utah and go science!

Vivek

Science Ambassador

Vivek

Science Ambassador
Heyo! My name is Vivek, hailing from Draper, Utah. I am a freshman majoring in physics with a minor in astronomy. I have had a great time at the U so far and I am thrilled to be one of your College of Science Ambassadors! I aspire to become a professional astronomer and pun master. When I am not approximating cows as spheres, I enjoy doing astronomy outreach, browsing Reddit, learning useless fun trivia, and eating really spicy food!

Bri

Science Ambassador

Bri

Science Ambassador
My name is Bri and I’m originally from St. George Utah. I am a senior double majoring in Cellular & Molecular Biology and Peace & Conflict Studies, with a minor in Chemistry, and plan to pursue and MD/PhD after graduating. When I’m not in my research lab studying pathogenic fungus, I love to cook, explore new places, and be outside!

Caitlin G

Science Ambassador

Caitlin G

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin, and I am in my second year pursuing an HBS degree in Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis. I’m originally from Richland, WA – and no, that’s not near Seattle. I’m currently involved in Dr. Sophie Caron's research lab studying the olfactory system in Drosophila (fruit flies). In my free time, I love spending time with friends, hiking, camping and trying new things! I love meeting new people, so stop and say hi if you see me around campus!

Hector

Science Ambassador

Hector

Science Ambassador
Hi my name is Hector. I’m a proud Chicano. I love Organic Chemistry it is the best. I love it so much that I’m working on my bachelors in chemistry. I want to become a professor so that I can teach Organic Chemistry to other student so that they can also fall in love with it. I like doing service and being involved on campus, but most of all I love being a TA for chemistry classes. If you see me walking around campus furiously tapping my phone, I’m most likely playing Pokémon Go.

Kenzie

Science Ambassador

Kenzie

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Kenzie and I am a sophomore majoring in math. I am getting a double minor in linguistics and economics. I love taking fun ESSF classes, going to math-department events, traveling, and being a student at the U!

Madi

Science Ambassador

Madi

Science Ambassador
My name is Madi! I am starting my second year here at the University of Utah majoring in Chemistry and Biology. I am currently working as an undergraduate researcher in the Myers Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute studying transmembrane proteins, extracellular communication and the effects this has on the Hedgehog Pathway. When I’m not studying I enjoy yoga, running, and reading.

Roy

Science Ambassador

Roy

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Roy, and I'm from South Jordan, Utah. I'm a third year student here at the University of Utah studying Biology with a Cell & Molecular emphasis, Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and I am minoring in Chemistry. I also love tacos and gushers! My goals for this year are to practice art more often and to learn how to play tennis.

Sophia

Science Ambassador

Sophia

Science Ambassador
My name is Sophia and I am from Redondo Beach, California. I am a second year at the U studying Biology with an Anatomy and Physiology Emphasis on the Pre-Med track. I am currently a student researcher in the McMahon Lab studying pancreatic cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. I love weight training at the gym, any water sport (surfing, sailing, swimming), skiing, music, cooking, and RuPaul’s Drag Race/Dragula.

Brian

Science Ambassador

Brian

Science Ambassador
Hi, I'm Brian! I am a freshman majoring in physics and piano performance. I'm from Syracuse - Utah, not New York - and I love books, food, and board games. I play piano and cello, and between the two of my majors, I spend far more time locked alone in a practice room or laboratory than is healthy for any sane human being, but I also love being around friends and other people. I am a part of the U's Center for Acoustic Cooling Technology, and build and test thermoacoustic engines. Whether you see me walking around with or without the bow tie, come say hello!

Candace

Science Ambassador

Candace

Science Ambassador
My name is Candace and I am a junior majoring in astrophysics and anthropology. I am from Layton, Utah. I love planning, reading, and origami!

Jacob

Science Ambassador

Jacob

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Jacob and I’m from Tooele, Utah. This is my second year at the University of Utah. I’m majoring in math and plan to be a high school math teacher. In addition to math, I love almost anything and everything to do with music: singing, dancing, playing the piano, etc.

Liz

Science Ambassador

Liz

Science Ambassador
My name is Liz, and I am originally from Chicago, Illinois (The Windy City, best deep-dish pizza and hotdogs, and home of the Chicago Cubs)! Currently, I’m a Senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology. My plan is to attend the University of Utah’s College of Pharmacy, earn a PharmD/PhD, and spread the knowledge of pharmaceuticals to anyone willing to listen. What makes me so special you ask? I enjoy video games, coaching volleyball, all things summer, watching baseball games, building forts with my daughter, and have a passion for science!

Mary

Science Ambassador

Mary

Science Ambassador
My name is Mary and I am originally from Denver, Colorado. I am a first year double majoring in Math and Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication. With my degrees, I aim to focus more on the communication and presentation side of science, such as modeling epidemiology or climate change. I am in the Honors College here at the U. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rafting, hanging out with friends, and adventuring. I am super excited to be a College of Science Ambassador and share my love for science with others!

Shaylee

Science Ambassador

Shaylee

Science Ambassador
Hey! My name is Shaylee and I'm from Saint George. I am entering my sophomore year pursuing an HBS in Chemistry with an emphasis in Chemical Engineering and Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry. I'm currently working with fuel cells and electrochemistry in the lovely Dr. Shelley Minteer's lab on campus. I love getting outdoors, Thai food, applying for things I'm not necessarily qualified for (how I ended up here), and long walks in the rain. I'm always here if you have any questions, so feel free to reach out!

Tushig

Science Ambassador

Tushig

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Tushig and I’m currently a sophomore pursuing an Honors Biology Degree with a Spanish minor. I grew up in Park City, but I’m originally from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Right now, I work as an undergraduate assistant where I help research the function of Tfh cells in development of germinal center B cells during a Malaria infection in the Lamb Lab. During my free time I love to hang out with my friends, sketch random objects, and learn new K-pop dances!