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Student Ambassador Team

For the College of Science

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College of Science Student Ambassador Team 2023-24. Photo by Spencer Coppage.

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Become an ambassador

Join a group of academically-distinguished students by serving as an ambassador for the College of Science. 

The College of Science Student Ambassador Team (COSSAT) is a volunteer group of exceptional undergraduate students who serve as representatives for their major, the college, and the University. Ambassadors build their leadership skills, interact with faculty, staff, prospective students, parents, and alumni, and learn creative ways to apply their knowledge while providing an essential service to the College of Science. 

Since members of COSSAT are the student representatives for the college, we utilize a competitive application process including an online application and follow-up interviews. New student members are selected at the start of each semester to join the College Ambassadors Program with the primary recruitment period taking place in late Spring. Currently, over 60 students are part of the program. 

The application process is rolling with Spring Ambassador interviews taking place over Winter and Fall Ambassador interviews taking place over the summer. Contact Samantha Hannah for more information.

Officers 2022-2023


Marisa Dang

Ellie Miller

Vice President of Administration

Julio Montenegro

Vice President of Operations

Amiya Jenkins


Recruitment Committee members work as a team and collaboratively with recruitment initiatives in the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office. Recruitment Ambassadors represent what it means to be a Hokie in the College of Science by participating in projects and events that target future students. This committee works with the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment on such activities as attending recruitment events, information sessions, and tours, talking with prospective students and families, assisting in developing new recruitment materials, and other creative recruitment opportunities.


Olivia Cox


Ethan Fink

The Outreach and Engagement Committee are focused on unique projects that will ultimately assist the College of Science in actively reaching out to the community and alumni populations. These projects will be determined by the committee in partnership with the Assistant Dean of Outreach and Director of Alumni Relations respectively. Outreach events that have been organized in the past are high school student enrichment events and Ut Prosim events. Engagement events include hosting and aiding with on-campus alumni events, partaking in future alumni events, and assisting in fundraising events.


Zoe Sandler

Benefits of Membership

As a Science Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to be involved in service, leadership, fundraising, social events, and outreach for the College of Science. Members also provide support and assistance with alumni events and programs for students in the college.

Ambassadors assist with open houses, campus tours, career fairs, recruiting events, alumni functions, scholarship lunches or dinners, and college tailgates. It is an amazing opportunity to get involved with the College of Science and enhance your resume for future careers in science. 


Samantha Hannah, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

Victoria Corbin, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Student Engagement